RFPs & Jobs
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Advertisement for Professional Services on a Federal-Aid Transportation Planning
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Project
Project Title: Tompkins County SS4A Joint Safety Action Plan
Agency: City of Ithaca
Office: Department of Public Works, 108 East Green St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact: Erin Cuddihy, Transportation Engineer Phone: 607-375-7818 Fax: 607-274-6587 Email: ECuddihy@cityofithaca.org
Notice is hereby given that the City of Ithaca is seeking to retain an engineering/planning firm to create a multi-jurisdictional transportation safety action plan. This is a call for Expressions of Interest.
The City of Ithaca has been awarded a USDOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grant, to create a joint safety action plan for the following municipalities in Tompkins County (in alphabetical order):
• City of Ithaca
• Tompkins County
• Town of Caroline
• Town of Danby
• Town of Dryden
• Town of Ithaca
• Town of Lansing
• Town of Newfield
• Village of Cayuga Heights
• Village of Dryden
• Village of Lansing
Many of the above municipalities are quite small in area and/or population – approximately 88,000 people in total reside in the area for which the joint Action Plan will be developed.
Although this project is not a NYSDOT “pass through” project (the City of Ithaca is entering into the grant agreement directly with FHWA), this project will be progressed largely in accordance with the NYS Local Project Manual, except any sections of the Local Project Manual that pertain to the roles/responsibilities of NYSDOT, and except any sections that pertain to State-Local agreements and State-project-specific requirements. It is expected that any design work will be in accordance with NYSDOT Standard Specifications, or another set of design specifications as agreed by City of Ithaca and in accordance with federal requirements.
The scope of work is to create a multi-jurisdictional transportation safety action plan that meets or exceeds the requirements of plans eligible to
receive federal SS4A implementation funding. The requirements are stated in the FY 2022 SS4A NOFO, Section 2.i., Table 1: Action Plan Components (https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-08/SS4A-NOFO-FY22-Amendment-1.pdf).
(Table 1 is also included in Appendix I of this document.)
The consultant will be responsible for the work described in Table 1 at a minimum. This is a joint-municipality project and the intention is for the plan to identify transportation safety issues and propose solutions to safety concerns for each individual municipality in addition to cross-municipality issues and solutions. (The NOFO discusses Action Plan projects, Supplemental Action Plan projects, and Implementation projects. This project is to develop an “Action Plan”, not a “Supplemental Action Plan”.)
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Genesee Transportation Council (GTC)
Program Manager - Active Transportation (Full-Time, Non-Exempt)
The Program Manager – Active Transportation is responsible for overseeing all Pedestrian, Bicycling, and Public Transportation Planning for the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC). GTC is the federally required Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which includes the Rochester, New York metropolitan area and is comprised of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. The Region is home to 1.2 million residents with nearly 30,000 establishments within its borders that provide 545,000 jobs. The surface transportation system includes approximately 27,000 federal-aid eligible lane miles, 1,600 bridges, public transit services in all nine counties, extensive deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 340 miles of multi-use trails, and two Class I and several short line railroads.
Participate in the development of transportation plans and policies at the regional and community level to address place-making and pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation access.
Ensure that pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation concerns are fully considered within the context of the Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Represent GTC with community groups, partner agencies, and local project sponsors.
Review and comment on project development activities to ensure positive outcomes for active transportation uses.
Maintain the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the region. As a follow-on activity to Coordinated Plan maintenance and authorship, serve as a representative of the agency to regional mobility management entities and their associated mobility management enhancement initiatives.
Participate in the evaluation and selection of projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program, the FTA Section 5310 program, and other funding opportunities relevant to Active Transportation.
Ensure that programs and projects address all ages, abilities, incomes and equitably serve all people and neighborhoods throughout the region.
Advance an active transportation program that meets the Region’s mobility, environmental, and public health goals and supports the economy.
Identify trends and best practices to develop new initiatives and projects that are integrated with and support other regional programs and policies.
Provide subject matter expertise with regard to pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, or Public Administration or related field, plus a minimum of 7 years professional experience
Master’s Degree in related field plus a minimum of 5 years professional experience.
Reports to: Executive Director - GTC
Supervises: Periodically supervises student interns for select projects.
Wage: $35.00/hr - $38.00/hr (depending on experience)
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Apply by May 15, 2023
Tompkins County is recruiting to hire a Transportation Planner to work directly with transit and mobility organizations to provide community mobility programs and help administer public transportation grant programs. This position will be filled at either the Transportation Planner I (entry-level) or Transportation Planner II (mid-level) depending on experience and qualifications. Starting salary ranges from $59,816 - $64,315, increasing to $64,958 - $69,799 after 9 months.
Tompkins County, NY is centrally located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, the county seat, Ithaca, sits at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, in an area surrounded by dramatic gorges and waterfalls. It has a small-town atmosphere while showcasing the qualities of a larger city through an incredibly diverse and active arts and culture scene. The city is surrounded by a rolling landscape of forests and farms with scenic views, several vibrant, picturesque villages, and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. More information may be found at https://www.visitithaca.com/ and https://www.liveinithaca.org/.
While the Department of Planning and Sustainability’s staff of 12 professionals work collaboratively across disciplines on planning as well as policy and program development and implementation, this position will focus on transit, mobility management and transportation. We are looking for an innovative, and team-oriented person to help administer projects and programs, ensure that recipients of state and federal funds comply with regulations and program guidelines, and work directly with a variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have expertise in transportation issues and/or experience administering grants and programs. However, we are primarily looking for a person with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to implement programs from the ground up.
Deadline for applications is Monday, May 15 at 5:00 PM. Please include a cover letter and resume with application for employment. Flexible work options including hybrid telework arrangements may be available. See complete job posting/requirements at https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies
We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team!
Tompkins County is committed to fostering an environment where we lead with integrity, accountability, respect and equity. We encourage others with the same values to apply.
Ithaca Electric Transportation Access Project Manager
Tompkins-Consolidated Area Transit
Our generous benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance (many of these 100% employer paid); paid time off; and 401(k) with generous employer contribution.
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) is searching for an experienced project manager with a passion for issues related to clean transportation and equity to take leadership of the Ithaca Electric Transportation Access project. The primary objective of the Ithaca Electric Transportation Access project is to increase access to clean electric transportation options for all households in Ithaca and Tompkins County, with priority on assuring equitable delivery to low income and transportation disadvantaged households. The clean electric transportation options will include, but are not limited to, bus, bike, car share, and on-demand alternative transportation options. Through partnership with several community-based organizations, this project aims to bolster existing transportation services and implement several innovative new services to address needs within these communities.
The successful candidate will be someone who is looking forward to taking on their next challenge and who has a proven track record of successfully completing projects. This person will possess strong interpersonal skills to establish positive and productive professional relationships as needed to enhance project outcomes and efficacy, the ability to work successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, and a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
Develop project timelines, delegate tasks and monitor progress of the project
Coordinate with the Procurement Manager to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local regulations that are associated with the NYSERDA Clean Transportation grant
Coordinate with IT department to ensure compatibility with current systems
Coordinate with sub-contractors, outside contractors and vendors to clarify and track specific requests for products and services pursuant to the project goals
Coordinate and facilitate meetings with sub-contractors, TCAT staff, outside vendors, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss project updates
Remain abreast of best practices, trends and technologies in the transit industry, and in the transportation industry in general
Communicate with key stakeholders and sub-contractors to ensure quality control measures are implemented and that project objectives are met
Prepare and present reports to TCAT senior management, the TCAT Board of Directors, sub-contractor representatives, and NYSERDA representatives
Lead project from requirements definition through deployment, identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation
Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring project remains within scope, schedule, and defined budget, in collaboration with project staff from sub-contractors and NYSERDA representatives
Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that project team adheres to project requirements
Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes
Monitor and assign resources appropriately to streamline project efficiency and maximize deliverable outputs
Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed—escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans
Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning or related field and four (4) years of project coordination encompassing project planning & development, procurement and contract management; advanced degree preferred
Experience in the transit industry preferred
Experience in the clean transportation space and a passion for issues related to clean transportation and equity preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
Proven ability to proactively manage projects, anticipate issues, and minimize impacts on quality, budget, and schedule in order to drive projects to a successful conclusion in a collaborative manner
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including preparation and presentation of reports to stakeholders
Proven ability to document, communicate and disseminate information in a timely manner.
Ability to build and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Proficiency with project management software tools and Microsoft Office Suite
Proven success working with all levels of management