Business With BRTA

October 30, 2015

RFP 2016-01

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is requesting proposals from qualified transportation providers to manage and operate BRTA's fixed route and complimentary paratransit services. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 161B, Section 25, the BRTA may not directly operate its transportation services. Any contract awarded under this Request for Proposal (RFP) is subject to financial assistance contracts between the BRTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and/or the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The contract will therefore be subject to the regulations of both FTA and MassDOT.

In accordance with current FTA guidelines, the selected Management Contractor will provide transportation management services commencing July 1, 2016, for a term of three (3) years, ending June 30, 2019, at the discretion of the Administrator. Additionally, there is a possibility of two (2) one-year extensions to June 30, 2021, again at the discretion of the Administrator.

The Request for Proposals will be issued on October 30, 2015. To request a copy of the RFP package, please contact the BRTA at

Sealed proposals must be received at the BRTA Administrative Office no later than 2:00 PM on December 14, 2015. A pre-proposal site visit of the BRTA maintenance facility located at 67 Downing Parkway, Pittsfield, MA 01201 will be held at 10 AM on November 12, 2015. A pre-proposal conference will follow at 1:00 PM on November 12, 2015 at the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, One Columbus Avenue, Second Floor Boardroom, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Proposers should prepare written questions and submit prior to the site visit so answers may be provided to attendees at the conclusion of the pre-proposal meeting.

To view a copy of the BRTA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy statement. (PDF)

To view a copy of the BRTA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. (PDF)

To view a copy of the BRTA's Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy. (PDF)

To view a copy of the BRTA's Limited English Proficiency Plan. (PDF)

Parties interested in advertising on the BRTA's fixed route vehicles, please click on the link below:

Transit Advertising on BRTA Buses (PDF)