Request for Qualifications: St. Louis Streetcar Feasibility Study
The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis on Friday, June 1, 2012
12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, June 22, 2012
II. Scope of Work for Feasibility Study
Stakeholder Involvement: The Partnership will form a steering committee, consisting of key stakeholders. The committee will meet monthly throughout the project. In addition,the consultant will be expected to meet with other interested parties as needed.B.
Objectives: Project objectives will be developed with the St. Louis Streetcar steeringcommittee. The objectives will include a review of both current and future transportationand land use/development criteria. These will have a major impact on operations,equipment, and alignment and amenity details. They will also drive costs, both capitaland operating.C.
Alignments: This includes routes, station locations and position of tracks within streets.These could include future extensions and connections to other transit facilities.D.
Design: Typical design plans, including station elements and streetscaping, electricalsystem details, and consideration of vehicles: rubber tire vs. fixed-rail; modern, heritage,heritage replica vehicles; and the implications of those choices. Renderings will bedeveloped to help guide selection of alternatives.E.
Operating plans: This element will include days and hours of operation, as well as headways (time between trains). This will largely be a function of the degree to which thesystem is expected to provide serious transit options.F.
Project benefits: These will include transportation, environmental and developmentimpacts, partly reflecting the fact that all modern streetcar projects in the United Stateswere planned to have major development roles - and are considered to have had them.Detail major environmental, cultural, or utility impacts that could negatively affectproject outcomes.G.
Costs: A breakdown of cost including capital costs for construction, trains, powersystems, stations and street improvements; and ongoing operating costs. This will resultin an annual requirement for local funds.H.
Financial plan (or options): Identify opportunities for federal funding (in early planning itis typically assumed that about 50 percent of capital will be federal) and options for non-federal (probably local) funding for both the non-federal capital share and the operatingrequirements.I.
Implementation plan (or options): This will address alternatives for moving a projectthrough planning (including environmental review), engineering, design andconstruction. It will also include options for operations management.J.
Deadline: The final feasibility study will be submitted by January 31, 2013.These work products will be designed to support the further development of the project during anFTA-compliant Alternatives Analysis.