City of Cincinnati and Metro Host Cincinnati Streetcar Operations & Maintenance Industry Day

Local businesses to get opportunity to connect with potential primes

Local businesses to get opportunity to connect with potential primes

CINCINNATI — Local businesses will have the chance to meet representatives from potential streetcar prime contractors during the free Cincinnati Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Industry Day at the Duke Energy Convention Center (525 Elm Street, downtown) on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

The Cincinnati Streetcar is scheduled to begin operating in September 2016. The Operations and Maintenance contractor will be chosen in 2015 and will need local business suppliers beginning next year.

This free event will include briefings from the City and Metro on the streetcar project and the opportunity for attendees to preview the Cincinnati Streetcar scope of work for the upcoming Operations and Maintenance contractor Request for Proposals (RFP).

Local suppliers could be potentially needed for the following:

  • Snow removal and landscaping services
  • Printing and photography services
  • Office furniture and build-out
  • Equipment rental and vehicle leasing
  • Maintenance supplies, tools and lubricants
  • Vending machines and catering
  • Personnel and temporary employment services
  • Insurance, payroll, security services
  • Electrical maintenance, repair services and machine shop fabrication

The industry day will include ample time for local businesses and suppliers to network with potential prime contractors from across the country including Alstom Transport, First Transit, Herzog Transit Services, Inc., Keolis, RATP Dev McDonald Transport (RDMT), Transdev, and URS Corporation. 

There will also be brief bus tours to the new Streetcar Maintenance & Operating Facility (MOF) for local businesses that want to see the facility.

Free continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to by Dec. 10.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.


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