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File #: 74664    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with Transit Solutions, Inc., Badger Bus Lines, Inc., and Quality Transit, Inc. for the purpose of providing Paratransit Services to Metro Transit
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/11/2022 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 11/22/2022 Final action: 12/6/2022
Enactment date: 12/9/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00841
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with Transit Solutions, Inc., Badger Bus Lines, Inc., and Quality Transit, Inc. for the purpose of providing Paratransit Services to Metro Transit for a term of two and one half years (2.5) years from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025 with two one-year options exercisable by the City, to extend the term. If so exercised, option year one would be from July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026, and option year two would be from July 1, 2026 to June 30, 2027. Each option shall be exercised in writing by the Metro Transit General Manager at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the original contract term.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Attachments: 1. 11.22.22 Paratransit Contract.pdf
Fiscal Note
Under the proposed contracts, the City will either be charged by trip or by hour. In instances charged by trip, the rates vary from $35.00/trip to $52.00/trip. In instances charged by the hour, the rate is $66.00/hour. All three contracts are authorized for 5 years with annual price escalations. The 2023 executive operating budget includes $3.8m for paratransit contracts.

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Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements with Transit Solutions, Inc., Badger Bus Lines, Inc., and Quality Transit, Inc. for the purpose of providing Paratransit Services to Metro Transit for a term of two and one half years (2.5) years from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025 with two one-year options exercisable by the City, to extend the term. If so exercised, option year one would be from July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026, and option year two would be from July 1, 2026 to June 30, 2027. Each option shall be exercised in writing by the Metro Transit General Manager at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the original contract term.
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Metro Transit is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide complementary paratransit service to its fixed-route transit operations.

WHEREAS, the City developed a request for proposals through the federal request for proposals procurement process; and

WHEREAS, said proposals were reviewed by transit staff and professionals in the transit industry; and

WHEREAS, Badger Bus Lines, Inc., Transit Solutions, Inc. and Quality Transit, Inc. were identified as the most responsive and responsible bidders, and it was determined that the services of all three firms were necessary to meet the paratransit needs of the transit division;

WHEREAS, under MGO 4.26(3)(3), service contracts of more than one year that average more than $100,000 per year in cost require Common Council approval and signature by the Mayor and City Clerk;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized...

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