Announcement of Wave Streetcar Industry Forum

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Proposed Adjusted Score Design Build Contract

 Wave Streetcar

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting an Industry Forum on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Riverview Ballroom located at 201 SW 5th Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.  Registration/Check-In begins at 8:00 AM and the formal presentation begins at 9:00 AM. The project to be presented is the Wave Streetcar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Wave Streetcar project consists of the design and construction of the first phase of the Wave Streetcar System. Phase One is a 2.8 mile segment designed to move people in and around downtown Fort Lauderdale, spanning the New River to connect the hospital and courthouse districts on the south side with the downtown business core and government, education, shopping, recreation and entertainment centers on the north side.  It will serve as a circulator/distributor system, with connections to regional bus and rail systems. The project includes the purchase of the five (5) streetcars.

The alignment has a total of 13 stations along the route. Five of the stations will be located in the center of the roadway, serving southbound streetcars on one side and northbound streetcars on the other. The remaining stations will be built along an existing sidewalk. The Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility (VMSF), also in this contract, will be built on two acres of land at SW 18 Street and SW 1 Avenue. The VMSF includes light and heavy maintenance bays, the Operation Control Center, office/administrative space, train wash equipment, and various shops. Designed to initially accommodate five vehicles, the VMSF will have the potential to house a total of 15 vehicles, as the system expands its routes.

Other project requirements include, but are not limited to: surveys, roadway, earthwork, drainage, moveable bridge rehabilitation/modification, miscellaneous structures, guardrail, retaining walls, traffic control, utility relocation, signing and pavement markings, embedded track work, traction electrification, overhead contact system (OCS), train control/signalization, communications, SCADA, street lighting, fare collection, public involvement, and environmental permitting.

The purpose of the Industry Forum is to inform potential Design-Build teams, including contractors, subcontractors, design consultants, and streetcar vehicle manufacturers, of the important elements and considerations of this proposed contract, including whether to include the streetcars as part of the Design- Build contract or to procure the streetcars under a separate contract.

Attendance is not mandatory but is recommended to learn more about the project. This Industry Forum will include a presentation on the project scope, anticipated procurement timeline, and procurement process for the project. After the presentation, time will be allotted for questions from industry partners. Advanced registration is required and may only be accomplished by completing the registration form posted on the project website at  and also available from the link below:

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This registration form will also serve as a way to RSVP to the Forum and to request one-on-one meetings as described below.  Deadline to register is 5:00 PM, May 16, 2016.  FDOT reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per team as space is limited. You will be contacted should this be the case.

There will also be an opportunity for Design-Build teams to meet one-on-one with the FDOT senior management staff and the project Technical Review Committee (TRC) members, on May 20.  All one-on-one meetings will be held at the FDOT District Four Headquarters at 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33309.

The duration of the one-on-one meetings will be limited to 50 minutes for TRC members and 50 minutes for FDOT senior management staff.

The Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) will be released on May 12, 2016 and sent to registered teams for review.

Industry feedback on the RFP and related topics can be discussed at the Industry Forum one-on-one meetings on May 20, 2016.  If additional comments are to be provided following the Industry Forum meetings, email the Project Manager at

The Wave Streetcar Project is a partnership among Broward County, Florida Department of Transportation, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, US Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. Funding of this project is contingent upon appropriation by the Legislature.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or require translation services (free of charge) should contact Robert E. Bostian Jr., P.E., Project Manager, at 954-777-4427 or via email at at least seven (7) days prior to the Public Information Workshop.