Consultant response for Ohio city’s potential train station P3
The City of Dublin has received a bid in response to an RFP seeking a consultant for its passenger rail station area study and vision plan.
NBBJ was the sole bidder that submitted a response by the 11 November (2022) deadline, IJGlobal has learnt. “The city is still in the process of conducting its review,” said project spokesperson Tina Wawszkiewicz.
As per the solicitation, the city’s Division of Transportation & Mobility is requesting a scope, fee, and schedule to develop a study for the rail station.
The selected consultant will be required to:
- evaluate potential multi-modal rail station locations
- develop a station master plan
- prepare a visioning and capacity study
- form an implementation plan with funding mechanisms including a potential P3
The station will be located on a roughly 100-acre city-owned property in the periphery of west Dublin. The procuring authority will finalise the scope of work with the consultant before contract authorisation.
Establishing a passenger rail service in central Ohio has been a goal for the region for many years. The service will be critical for the continued economic growth of the region which is projected to increase in population by roughly 60% by 2050.
The passenger rail will act as a spine of a regional multi-modal network that will provide employers access to a much wider labour pool and provide workers with increased access to jobs and housing along with lower commuting costs.