MCTA Strategic Board Planning Session

Board of Directors

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MCTA Employees

Employment

Work for one of the best employers in Monroe County.

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MCTA Construction Project

Business Relations

Our Agency buys things, you sell things. Follow our procurement rules and we may be able to purchase goods or services from you.

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Board of Directors

Board Meetings

Special Notice for September 30, 2021 Board Meeting

The MCTA holds public meetings on the last Thursday (except holidays and October) of each month.

PLEASE NOTE:

The MCTA is now open and the board meeting will be held in person.

During the public comment section of the meeting, the Chair will recognize any guests who wish to speak on the items of the agenda.

Board Member Roster

Board Member NamePosition
Richard MutchlerChairman
Wayne MazurVice Chairman
John Hoback2nd Vice Chairman
JoAnn BarattaTreasurer
Eric KoopmanAssistant Treasurer
David EdingerSecretary
VacantAssistant Secretary
Robert HuffmanMember at Large
Maria CandelariaMember at Large
Mary Claire MegargleMember at Large

Board Agendas / Minutes

Martha Kitchen was the founder and first Board of Directors Chairperson in 1979. Two of the people in this photo are still active with MCTA today - Wayne Mazur, Vice Chairman and Marc Wolfe, Solicitor.

Employment

Are you interested in a career with us?

For more information, please contact Bob Gress, Human Resource and Safety Manager, at 570-839-6282 x 421

To apply, please download and print out the employment application below. Completed applications may be mailed to:

Monroe County Transportation Authority
Human Resources Manager
PO Box 339
Scotrun, PA 18355

At this time, we apologize that we are unable to accept applications electronically.

Video on Transit Jobs


Accepting Applications For:


CDL Vehicle Operator

MCTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Link to our Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.

Employment Applications

Download Employment Application.

Instructions: Print and fillout or type the information online and then print.

Download Drivers License Check Form.

Instructions: Use the Adobe form to complete the information and then sign the document. This form must be completed by each employee that may require operating a company vehicle. Do not send money with the DL-503 form. No application will be considered if this form is missing. Please fax applications to (570) 839-8205 or mail to MCTA Attention: Human Resources.

Download Child Abuse History Clearance Form.

Instructions: Use the Adobe form to complete the information and sign the document. The candidate must complete, submit and pay for these form to the proper authority prior to starting at MCTA.

A .PDF reader is required for downloads. Click on the button to obtain the FREE Acrobat Reader.
Click Here for the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Criminal History Record Check

The purpose of ePATCH is to better enable the public to obtain criminal history record checks. The repository was created and is maintained in accordance with Pennsylvania's Criminal History Information Act contained in Chapter 91 of Title 18, Crimes Code. This Act also directs the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to disseminate criminal history data to criminal justice agencies, non-criminal justice agencies and individuals on request. Criminal justice agencies can access all of an individual's criminal history record information (CHRI). Requests made by noncriminal justice agencies and individuals are subject to edit criteria contained in the law.

Instructions: Background checks can be completed online at the following address: Criminal History Record Check



Doing Business with MCTA

Procurement Terms and Conditions

MCTA receives subsidies from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PennDOT) and the Federal Transportation Administration. As such, procurement practices must be conducted with integrity, consistent with sound business practices and applicable laws and regulations. The procurement process shall provide for fair and open competition among all proposers. All procurements must follow FTA and PennDOT rules. If you are considering providing a good or service to MCTA, please review the attached terms and conditions every vendor must follow (depending on the value of the good or service rendered).

Terms and Conditions
Protest Procedures
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for 2020 - 2022

Requests For Proposals

IFB for Printing and Installation of Vinyl Graphics on four Gillig 35' Vehicles

The Monroe County Transportation Authority is seeking quotes to print and install vinyl graphics on our four new compressed natural gas (CNG) 35' Gillig buses. Each bus has a unique paint color. The graphics package is standard on all four buses, however one of the graphics incorporates the color of the bus and the vinyl will need to be printed as such.

A link to a folder with the graphics, bus schematics, and images is provided here:
Link to Documents.
The Passcode is Gillig2021CNG. Graphic files are provided in .eps.

All vinyl will be 7-year transit grade. The flower graphics that fall on the windows must be perforated. All Swoosh and letter vinyl will be cut, reflective white. The letters and circle of the "Naturally" graphic on the window will be solid reflective white, but the leaves will be perforated. All installation will be completed at MCTA’s facility. Buses will be washed and available in an indoor bay.

Questions related to this IFB will be accepted until October 22, answers will be posted below.

Deadline for bids and signed certifications are due via email to rschlameuss@gomcta.com by Friday, 2 PM, October 29, 2021. Please note there is an official bid form on page 7. Please follow the instructions on that page to provide your bids.

IFB Fixed Route Bus Graphics Document.

Do we need a Bid Bond to Bid?

No.

Do you allow subcontracting?

Yes.

Can we subcontract for installation?

Yes.

Do you have a place for installation or do we provide it?

Installation must be performed at our location. We have an inside garage bay. The buses will be washed and ready to go.

Can we quote either 3M or Avery vinyl or both?

You can quote both, but the material must be 7-year transit grade vinyl.

Will we need to remove any graphics?

No.

Are the 4 busses brand new?

Yes.

Is permanent or removable adhesive required?

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Is the substrate of the busses aluminum, FRP or something different?

Steel, Fiberglass

Are all 4 buses the same substrate?

Yes.

Is the surface finish flat, painted or unpainted?

Painted.

Are all 4 busses the same vehicle type?

Yes.

What is the brand/type of the busses?

Gillig 35' Low Floor CNG.

Please advise the schedule for the vinyl wrap installation as it relates to the planned delivery of the new buses and the completion of the installation work? Also please confirm all four will be handled as one batch, or indicate any intervals between the four.

All four buses are on property. If you have enough staff to work concurrently, please let us know and we’ll get bays prepared for installation.

Please confirm high-resolution artwork will be provided at award.

The high-resolution artwork was provided in the document link.

Please confirm that unit numbers are required on the graphics

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Please confirm graphics are not required on the bumpers or roof of the vehicles?

There are graphics on the back bumper.

Question in regard to Small/Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation on page 3. Is it sufficient good faith effort to state ‘self-performing as prime contractor’ e.g. no subcontractor involvement?

That is acceptable.

Questions about MCTA’s facility.

QuestionAnswer
What are the working hours?3:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Monday - Saturday
Are there any time restrictions for the installation window?Yes. Sunday’s and between 11:30 PM and 3:30 AM the following day
Are there any non-standard security, COVID-19 or health and safety regulations that apply?There are no non-standard H&S plans required.
How many bays will be provided?If you can complete all four buses concurrently, we can try to arrange for four spaces.

What is the PMS Code for the unique paint color of the bus?

We do not have this information.

Question about the FTA Attachments. Because this procurement value is not expected to exceed $150,000.00 threshold stated on page 15, can you please confirm that proposers need to sign the Certificate of Compliance with Buy America Requirements on page 32 even though it does not apply.

Because this project is part of the rolling stock procurement which exceeds the $150,000 threshold, consideration of ‘buy America’ must be made. However, the total cost of the vinyl will not substantially change the buy America content, nor push the buy America content below 70% of the total bus content.

Please confirm the rate of tax that applies to the ‘Cost Per Bus’ to be entered on the Price Proposal page 7

MCTA is a Pennsylvania municipal authority and exempt from state tax.

Please confirm that none of the forms need to be notarized?

No forms are required to be notarized.

Are the signatures to be electronic or scanned?

Electronic signatures are accepted.

RFP For Microtransit Software as a Service

Monroe County Transportation Authority (MCTA), DBA Pocono Pony, is seeking proposals from qualified firms for a one (1) year contract with two additional, one-year options, to provide a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provide technical support for the agency’s microtransit services. The design of MCTA’s microtransit project is a zone-, or region-, based service that provides curb-to-curb, on-demand service with a focus on app-based booking. This contract shall include the furnishing of all labor, materials, and services required as set forth in the Scope of Work section of this Request for Proposal (RFP).

Completed vendor proposal submissions are due no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021. Review the RFP for specific submission requirements and procurement schedule. Proposals received after said time or at any other place other than the time and place stated in the RFP will not be considered. An RFP must be submitted consistent with all required documentation. Any proposal submitted on any other form will be considered non-responsive and will be rejected. MCTA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.

Questions related to this RFP can be sent to rschlameuss@gomcta.com and will be accepted until November 2, answers will be posted below.

RFP For Microtransit Services and
Addendum 1 October 19 2021 Microtransit Services.

Given the proximity of the questions deadline to the proposal deadline, we respectfully request a two-week extension of the proposal deadline to November 12th, 2021 so that all bidders can compile a thorough and thoughtful response to MCTAs RFP.

Yes. MCTA will permit the extension of the proposal guideline until November 12, 2021. New dates are listed below and will be suppplied as an addendum.

MilestoneMilestone DateTime
RFP ReleaseMonday, October 11, 2021 COB
Question and Clarifications Submitted Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:00 PM EST
Question and Clarifications Response Thursday, November 4, 2021 COB
RFP Submission Due Friday, November 12, 2021 2:00 PM EST
Interviews and Demonstrations Monday, November 15, 2021 WEEK OF
Notice of Award, Tentative Friday, December 3, 2021 COB
Notice to Proceed, Tentative Monday, December 6, 2021 COB
Product "Go Live" Target Monday, February 14, 2022 10:00 AM EST

Can MCTA share its total and annual budget for this procurement? Providing Offerers with a clear estimate of the budget will benefit the public by allowing for the most competitive procurement process, as Offerers will compete to provide the greatest value for MCTA’s money.

MCTA will not provide it’s budgetary planning for this program to proposers. MCTA has two divisions with distinct budgets. MCTA’s annual fixed route operating budget is approximately $3.4 million. MCTA’s annual shared ride operating budget is approximately $2.4 million.

Can MCTA provide greater detail on the evaluation criteria, such as the number of points or weighting assigned to each criteria?

MCTA has selected to not provide the number of points so that each proposer writes to their strengths.

Can MCTA provide anticipated ridership for this service?

MCTA anticipated 40 trips per day, 5 days a week, over the course of 52 weeks per year, for approximately 10,400 passengers for the first year of service.

Within the Scope of Work, the required features & functionality include: “Ability to track and integrate with mobile ticketing platform.” Does MCTA have a specific mobile ticketing platform in mind that they’d like the Contractor to integrate with?

MCTA has not researched any mobile ticketing solution. However, if in the future there is a possibility of establishing a relationship, it is the expectation there could be synergy with the Microtransit product.

Can MCTA provide a map defining all service zones, and identifying any permitted pickup and dropoff locations (for example, medical facilities) beyond service boundaries?

Yes, please see this link. There should be no dropoff locations outside the service boundaries.

Can MCTA confirm that the microtransit service will be open to all members of the general public?

We fervently hope to have a diverse range of riders, all service will be open door for all members of the public. All vehicles will be wheelchair equipped.

Can MCTA please confirm that verified e-signatures will be acceptable for this submission?

MCTA will accept e-signatures.


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