FasTracks UpdateNovember 27, 2012
The RTD FasTracks Plan                         • 122 miles of new light rail and                           commuter rail  ...
FasTracks Construction Status• 81 miles of new rail and bus rapid  transit currently in construction or  under contract to...
FasTracks Funding SourcesFasTracks Election 2004• 0.4 % Increase in Sales and Use TaxFull Funding Grant Agreements• Eagle ...
Eagle P3 ProjectThe first transit project of its kind in the U.S –   A 34-year Public-Private Partnership Concession in wh...
Historical Milestones   BeganProcurement    Contract                AwardAugust          June      August              Aug...
Eagle P3 Summary                                                                 Construction on East Rail Line    Current...
Eagle P3 Characteristics• First full transit P3 in the United States• Project is part of FTA’s Public-Private-Partnership-...
P3 – Procurement Lessons Learned• Develop key project goals          •    Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC) -  and vali...
Eagle Project Progress• Continued utility relocations in Adams  County, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Aurora  and Denver• Grading a...
I-225 Rail Line                   • 10 ½ mile light rail extension                   • 8 stations                   • Star...
I-225 Contract Selection     •Process received an unsolicited proposal from Kiewit Infrastructure       In the spring RTD ...
I-225 Lessons Learned     Many factors made the selection process successful     • Transformation through Transportation i...
I-225 Lessons Learned     • RTD was committed to holding one-on-one meetings to discuss:         o Details of the RFP with...
I-225 Rail Line – Status•    In the spring RTD began     construction on a joint project with     CDOT to build light rail...
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  1. 1. FasTracks UpdateNovember 27, 2012
  2. 2. The RTD FasTracks Plan • 122 miles of new light rail and commuter rail • 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service • 31 new park-n-Rides; over 21,000 new spaces • Enhanced Bus Network & Transit Hubs (FastConnects) • Redevelopment of Denver Union Station • 50+ new rail and/or BRT stations for Transit Oriented Communities opportunities2 3
  3. 3. FasTracks Construction Status• 81 miles of new rail and bus rapid transit currently in construction or under contract to begin construction• $4.7 billion in investments by 2017• West Rail Line – 95% complete• Denver Union Station – 70% complete• EAGLE (East, Gold, NWES, and CRMF) – construction underway• I-225 Line – construction underway• U.S. 36 BRT – construction underway3
  4. 4. FasTracks Funding SourcesFasTracks Election 2004• 0.4 % Increase in Sales and Use TaxFull Funding Grant Agreements• Eagle P3 Project – $1.03 billion• West Rail Line – $308 million• Southwest Rail Line – $120 million• Southeast Rail Line – $525 millionOther Loans/Grants• $280 million TIFIA loan awarded for Eagle P3• $301 million loans for DUS – RRIF loan - $155 M – TIFIA loan - $146 M • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – $28.8 million for FasTracks and $18.6 million for DUS • Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant – $10 million for US 36 4
  5. 5. Eagle P3 ProjectThe first transit project of its kind in the U.S – A 34-year Public-Private Partnership Concession in which Denver Transit Partners perform design-build, operations and maintenance; and provide partial financing 35 min travel time 25 min travel timeThe first transit project of its kind in the U.S: 34-year Public-Private-PartnershipAgreement in which the concessionaire will design-build, operate, maintain andprovide partial financing5
  6. 6. Historical Milestones BeganProcurement Contract AwardAugust June August August June 2008 2010 2010 2011 2012 Financial Close; Phase 1 Phase 2 Notice to Proceed – Notice to Proceed – Northwest Rail East Rail Line Groundbreaking Gold Line Groundbreaking Groundbreaking 6
  7. 7. Eagle P3 Summary Construction on East Rail Line Current Project Budget $ 2,185 million• 36 miles of commuter rail from downtown to DIA, Wheat Ridge and Westminster• All design approximately 90% complete• More than 70% of property is available for construction• Utility relocation progressing on the Gold Line, major construction along Peña Blvd and other locations on East Rail Line Bridge construction on Northwest Rail Line• Vehicle production and test underway• Total of 25% of project budget spent to date• More than $164 million of work committed to small and disadvantaged businesses - $30.1 million paid• Actual SBE design goal exceeded by 10%• 13 WIN candidates working• Opens to the public in 20167
  8. 8. Eagle P3 Characteristics• First full transit P3 in the United States• Project is part of FTA’s Public-Private-Partnership- Pilot Program (Penta P)• DBFOM – design-build-finance-operate-maintain• 34 year term (6 years – design/build; 29 years O&M)• Availability payment model• Includes incentives and penalties• RTD retains ownership of assets• Performance requirements• Appropriate risk sharing8
  9. 9. P3 – Procurement Lessons Learned• Develop key project goals • Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC) - and validate decisions as effectively manage anticipated project supporting these goals costs• Maximize funding and • Stipend to Proposers - defray proposal financing opportunities that preparation costs and allow RTD to retain ownership of the approach and matched the “affordability” ATCs from non-selected proposers goal • Affordability Goal- structure proposal so• Capture and retain private that cost of building and operating the sector interest, without a project dovetails with RTD’s cash flow private partner, the P3 will not • Performance Specifications - maximize proceed flexibility and efficiency in delivering and• Allow proposers significant operating the project flexibility in the designs they • Aggressive Scheduling - establish and proposed adhere to rigorous request for proposals• Invest in the RFP schedule (Engineering, Legal, O&M, Finance, and Contract)9
  10. 10. Eagle Project Progress• Continued utility relocations in Adams County, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Aurora and Denver• Grading and building demolition at Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility site• Appraisals continue on remaining properties to be acquired• MSE wall construction at Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility site 90% complete Utility relocation, Vance Street, Olde Town Arvada – May 201210
  11. 11. I-225 Rail Line • 10 ½ mile light rail extension • 8 stations • Starts at existing Nine Mile Station • Serves the Aurora City Center • Serves the Anschutz / Fitzsimons Campus • Provides additional mobility to military veterans and transit dependents • Provides regional connectivity to East Commuter Rail Line at the Peoria Station11
  12. 12. I-225 Contract Selection •Process received an unsolicited proposal from Kiewit Infrastructure In the spring RTD Company for the I-225 Light Rail Project. • After finding the proposal had merit RTD Board authorized staff to proceed with a competitive bidding process. • RTD advertised a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide a Design-Build approach to construct the I-225 Rail Line beyond the Iliff Station with a financial solution that is within RTD’s financial capacity. • RTD received competitive bids from two teams: 1. Kiewit Infrastructure 2. Balfour Beatty/Ames JV. • In July staff recommended the Kiewit proposal to the RTD Board of Directors. • During the process RTD had the challenge of stakeholders questioning regional equity. RTD proved with the process that innovative ideas for any project would be considered. • The Board approved the recommendation which allowed RTD to move into contract negotiations with Kiewit and a contract was finalized in August.12
  13. 13. I-225 Lessons Learned Many factors made the selection process successful • Transformation through Transportation industry forum: o The event showed RTD’s willingness to work with the private sector by hosting the Transformation through Transportation industry forum and revising the Unsolicited Proposal policy. • RTD demonstrated top down commitment to the unsolicited proposal process, and participation from all affected Departments: Administration; Finance; Planning; Capital Programs; Rail Operations; General Counsel; and Safety, Security, and Facilities. • Evaluation and Selection Plan o RTD developed a written Evaluation and Selection Plan that detailed the solicitation schedule, evaluation team organization, and steps to a final decision. o RTD maintained the schedule and followed the plan, resulting in a successful contract award.13
  14. 14. I-225 Lessons Learned • RTD was committed to holding one-on-one meetings to discuss: o Details of the RFP with individual proposers, providing a forum for reviewing Alternative Technical Concepts, and clarifying the process for responding to proposer comments. • RTD offered the opportunity for stakeholder participation in the process: o Received input from the City of Aurora and CDOT, with respect to strengths and weaknesses of the two proposals. o Stakeholders were provided an inside look at the project scope so they could make a decision about supporting the project. o Input resulted in stakeholder support of the staff recommendation and final Board action. • Public input at Board meetings: o RTD Board and staff, elected officials, as well as the general public heard the concerns and support regarding the staff recommendation, prior to a final Board action.14
  15. 15. I-225 Rail Line – Status• In the spring RTD began construction on a joint project with CDOT to build light rail from Nine Mile to Iliff and to expand I-225 from Mississippi Avenue to Parker Road.• Crews completed the Yale Bridge two months ahead of schedule and the bridge reopened on Oct. 6.• RTD has entered into a contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to complete the full I-225 Rail Line to Peoria Station. Construction on the projected is expected to begin in spring 2013.• The full I-225 Rail Line will open in mid 2016.15

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