This $160 million multi-year program focuses on the replacement and renewal of Metro system assets to maintain level of service and safety to its ridership and community. Planned improvements at transit maintenance bases and route facilities, including the trolley system, are located at various Metro sites in the greater Seattle area. The program is currently envisioned to be comprised of two major packages based on distinct project types and proposed alternative project delivery methods. Both packages are anticipated to include a mix of King County and FTA funding.
A general facilities package includes site infrastructure, systems, facilities, and equipment refurbishment and replacement work located primarily at operational maintenance bases. Other sites may be included. Specific projects currently include underground storage tanks, underground utilities, routine and major equipment replacement, bus lifts, paving, building systems, fire systems, in route facilities such as comfort stations, and some electrification support. This package is expected to be delivered via a multi-year GC/CM contract and a parallel A/E contract.
A second package, focusing on electrical and infrastructure refurbishment of the trolley system, is expected to include switchgear, medium voltage switches, and substation replacements. Electrification support, such as early work, site prep, utilities relocation, and refurbishment of electrical infrastructure and substations at maintenance bases may also be included. This package is currently envisioned to be delivered through a Progressive Design Build contract.
- Package 1: Current Budget $55 million
- Package 2: Current Budget $35 million
- PRC Approval: Q1 2024
- Package 1 A&E Request for Proposals: Q1 2024
- Package 1 GCCM Request for Proposal: Late Q1/early Q2 2024
- Package 2 Progressive Design-Build RFP: Mid to Late 2024
Equity and Social Justice Goals
ESJ goals will be set in the near future. King County’s Master Community Workforce Agreement (MCWA) will apply to this project.
Potential Funding Sources
This project is King County funded, and could include grant funding from FTA. The Program is subject to biennial funding.
King County’s E-Procurement Supplier Portal
Please be advised this blogpost is a notification of the upcoming open houses and may not include the most current project information over time. The official advertisement for this project will be published through King County’s E-Procurement system. To receive future notifications, please be sure your firm is registered in King County’s E-Procurement Supplier Portal. https://kingcounty.gov/en/legacy/depts/finance-business-operations/procurement/for-business/register.aspx