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Meet the Primes - LYNX Blue Line Extension

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The Charlotte Chamber and CATS held an informational meeting for small and diverse businesses interested in seeking contracts on the LYNX Blue Line extension.

The Charlotte Chamber and CATS held an informational meeting for small and diverse businesses interested in seeking contracts on the LYNX Blue Line extension.

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  • 1. LYNX Blue Line Extension Meet the Primes May 23, 2012City of Charlotte
  • 2. LYNX Blue Line Extension LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) o 7th Street to UNC Charlotte (9.4 miles) o 11 Stations (4 park and rides) o 38 vehicle fleet o Improvements to North Tryon Street o Small vehicle storage yard at Norfolk Southern intermodal site o Vehicle maintenance at existing South Blvd Light Rail Facility o Implementation in 2017 Financially affordable project o Budget of $1.16 billion o FTA issued Record of Decision in December 2011 o Request to enter Final Design submitted in March 2012City of Charlotte
  • 3. BLE PROFILE  11 Stations (7 walk-up / 4 park-and-ride)  Accommodates 3-car trains  Approximately 3,100 parking spaces  Congestion-free commute  Connecting bus services  Convenient and safe station amenities for customers o Security features o Bicycle parking o Public art o Shelters, garbage cans, benches o Trees o Lighting o Ticket vending machines (TVMs) o Maps and schedulesCity of Charlotte
  • 4. BLE Milestone Schedule Milestone Date State FFGA Executed March 2012 Request to Enter Final Design March 2012 FTA Approval to Enter Final Design May 2012 Federal FFGA Signed December 2012 Advanced Utility Relocation Begins May 2013 Right-of-Way Acquisition Complete January 2014 Complete Final Design May 2014 Start Construction November 2013 Initiate Revenue Service March 2017 Schedule subject to change.City of Charlotte
  • 5. N. Tryon Street Typical SectionCity of Charlotte
  • 6. North Tryon Street Modifications • 5 new signalized intersections: – Orr Road – Arrowhead Drive – Owen Boulevard – Orchard Trace Lane – University City Blvd Station park-and-ride entrance • Close existing median openings along N. Tryon Street; access changed to right-in/right-out only: – Austin Drive – Heathway Drive – Midblock (Post Office Driveway) – Kemp Street – Stetson Drive – Clark Boulevard – Midblock (NC Highway Patrol Driveway) • Left turns and U-turns at signalized intersections • Old Concord Road re-alignedCity of Charlotte
  • 7. BLE in Median of North TryonCity of Charlotte
  • 8. Center Platform BLE Center Platform Stations: • Tom Hunter Station • 25th Street • University City Blvd • 36th Street • McCullough • Sugar Creek • JW Clay Blvd • UNC CharlotteCity of Charlotte
  • 9. Side PlatformBLE Side PlatformStations:• 9th Street• Parkwood• Old Concord RoadCity of Charlotte
  • 10. 9th Street and Parkwood StationsCity of Charlotte
  • 11. Intermodal Yard and 25th Street Station South Boulevard Light Rail Facility• Modifications to existing South Boulevard Light Rail Facility to provide additional storage and maintenance capacity within existing site Vehicle Storage Yard and Dispatch Facility • Vehicle storage yard and dispatch facility • Site of existing Norfolk Southern Intermodal - Norfolk Southern is relocating to the airport 25th Street StationCity of Charlotte
  • 12. 36th Street Station and Craighead Road BridgeCity of Charlotte
  • 13. RailroadsCharlotte Rail Improvements and Safety Project (CRISP) • Sponsored by NCDOT Rail Division • Plans for future rail needs (Freight, High Speed Rail and Transit) inside the corridor. • Project identified 3 Freight tracks, and 2 High Speed Passenger tracks, in addition to the 2 Light Rail tracks. LYNX BLE NS Freight NoDa High Speed Passenger Joint Passenger/FreightCity of Charlotte
  • 14. Railroads36th Street Station• Station moved to NoDa side of freight tracks as part of CRISP• Station will be located on bridge above 36th St.• Station will have direct access from NoDa LYNX BLE 36th Street Grade Separation NoDa 36th Street Station NS Freight High Speed PassengerCity of Charlotte
  • 15. Sugar Creek and Old Concord Road StationsCity of Charlotte
  • 16. Old Concord Road and Tom Hunter StationsCity of Charlotte
  • 17. University City Boulevard StationCity of Charlotte
  • 18. McCullough Station and W. T. Harris Boulevard BridgeCity of Charlotte
  • 19. JW Clay Blvd and UNC Charlotte StationsCity of Charlotte
  • 20. Thank YouCity of Charlotte
  • 21. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)City of Charlotte
  • 22. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) • Purpose of the DBE Program • Advantages • How do I become one? • How to participate?City of Charlotte
  • 23. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Purpose • Provides non-discrimination in the award and administration of federally-assisted contracts • Levels the playing field for small minority firms to compete in state and local procurementsCity of Charlotte
  • 24. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Advantages • Greater exposure • Business profile added to statewide database • More attractive to bidders for federally assisted projects • Business development assistance provided via NCDOT Workforce DevelopmentCity of Charlotte
  • 25. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Am I a DBE? • SBE Program = Local program • M/WBE Program = Local / State program • NC HUB Program = State program • 8a Program = Federal SBA Business Development • DBE Program = Federal USDOTCity of Charlotte
  • 26. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Qualifications • Individual must own and control at least 51% of the business • Net worth must not exceed $1.32 million • Business can not exceed SBA size standards for small business • Majority owners must be US Citizens and part of a protected class (i.e. Hispanic, woman, Native American, etc.) • Past 3 years average annual sales can not exceed $22.41 millionCity of Charlotte
  • 27. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Certification Application www.ncdot.org/business/ocs/dbe/ Call: 919-733-5616City of Charlotte
  • 28. Upcoming Contracts CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTSArt In Transit $ 2,000,000.00 4/1/2012Light Rail Vehicles $ 78,000,000.00 4/1/2012SBLRF MOW Building $ 2,100,000.00 9/1/2012Adv Public Utility Relocation (Seg C) $ 1,000,000.00 1/1/2013Adv Public Utility Relocation (Seg A) $ 12,000,000.00 1/1/2013Adv Public Utility Relocation (Seg B) $ 12,000,000.00 3/1/2013Civil & Roadway (Segment C) $ 90,000,000.00 5/1/2013Civil & Roadway (Segment A) $ 100,000,000.00 5/1/2013VMF Upfit & Trackwork $ 5,000,000.00 5/1/2013Track Work & Systems (Entire Project) $ 130,000,000.00 6/1/2013Parking Garages (UCB & JW Clay) $ 30,000,000.00 7/1/2013System Fare Collection (TVMs) $ 5,000,000.00 9/1/2013Civil & Roadway (Segment B) $ 30,000,000.00 12/1/2013Station Finishes $ 20,000,000.00 3/1/2014Dispatch Facility/Sm. Storage Yard $ 14,000,000.00 4/1/2014Misc. Civil Services $ 13,000,000.00 8/1/2014Park & Ride Lots $ 45,000,000.00 9/1/2014Landscape Installation TBD 1/1/2015Equipment/Commodities $ 20,000,000.00 1/1/2015
  • 29. Upcoming Contracts PROFESSIONAL SERVICESOrigin-Destination Survey $ 1,000,000.00 6/1/2012Construction Management $ 15,000,000.00 11/1/2012Demolition Services $ 5,000,000.00 12/1/2012MOU-Infrastructure (NECI) TBD 12/1/2012Geotech., Materials Testing $ 3,000,000.00 2/1/2013
  • 30. Information Sources • Licensing www.nclbgc.org • North Carolina General Statutes www.ncga.state.us • Federal Contracting Requirements www.fta.gov • State of North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System www.ips.state.nc.us/ipsCity of Charlotte
  • 31. Stay Informed • Email: Telltransit@charlottenc.gov • CATS’ website: www.ridetransit.org – “Notify Me” electronic subscription • Customer Service: 704-336-RIDE (7433) • City’s website: www.charmeck.org • 311- City/County customer serviceCity of Charlotte
  • 32. Questions Thank YouCity of Charlotte