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File #: 2018-0046   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/13/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a sole source Contract No. PS111340000 to New Flyer of America Inc. in the amount of $1,191,500 to furnish and install a collision avoidance and mitigation technology system on forty (40) Metro transit buses.
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Collision Avoidance Demo (Project), Contracts, Crash avoidance systems, Federal Transit Administration, Grant Aid, Mitigation, Pedestrians, Procurement, Program, Project, Research, Safety, Safety and security, Safety programs, Strategic planning, Surveys, Transit buses, Transit safety, Transit System
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - Statement of Work, 3. Attachment C - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2018-0673
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: BUS SAFETY TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION

Action
ACTION: AUTHORIZE AWARD

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a sole source Contract No. PS111340000 to New Flyer of America Inc. in the amount of $1,191,500 to furnish and install a collision avoidance and mitigation technology system on forty (40) Metro transit buses.

Issue
ISSUE

Collisions are a safety and costly concern for transit properties. As reported in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) "Safety & Security Time Series Data", in the 12-year period from 2002-2014 the U.S. bus, paratransit and van pool industry reported 1340 fatalities, more than 201,000 injuries, and casualty and liability expenses in excess of $5.7 billion dollars.

Metro partnered with New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) to apply for a grant to demonstrate and evaluate collision avoidance and mitigation technologies for transit buses operating in the Los Angeles environment. The objective is to evaluate the current "state of the art", commercially available, bus collision avoidance and mitigation systems and to assess the ability of such systems to reduce the number of vehicle, pedestrian, and cyclist collisions during transit bus service in a large urban area.

The application was approved by the FTA, Grant Number CA-2017-055, Cooperative Agreement No. 92000000SRD17, under the Safety Research and Demonstration (SRD) Program.

Background
BACKGROUND

In July 2017 the FTA approved Metro's grant application to evaluate and demonstrate bus collision and avoidance technologies for a period of three years. A year of technology assessment, system integration, and prototype testing will proceed the 18 month revenue service demonstration period, which will then be followed by 6 months of data analy...

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