Region 10 is accepting proposals from either individuals or agencies for a Regional Transit Coordinator. This is a grant-funded, one-year contract to assist in coordination of local transit planning and services with the Three Rivers Regional Coordinating Council, represented by the six counties in the Region 10 service area. This contract will be based on a part-time need, approximately 15-20 hours per week and will require some regional and occasionally state-wide travel. Experience with transit services, grants and/or CDOT is preferred. The monthly budget for the position is approximately $2,000/month. Please see the scope of work below for more details.

Please send a letter of interest and proposal of service to

Michelle Haynes, Region 10, 300 N Cascade Suite 1, Montrose CO 81401 by January 31, 2014.

Region 10 Regional Transit Coordinator
Scope of Work

BACKGROUND

Region 10 is a member-driven, private, not-for-profit 501c(3) organization governed by twenty-two elected representatives of local governments and twelve non-elected citizens appointed by the six county boards of commissioners.  Region 10’s service area in Central Western Colorado includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties and communities.   In 2009, recognizing the need for regional transit coordination, Region 10 formed the Three Rivers Regional Coordinating Council.  In 2013, the organization completed an updated Regional Transit Study for Montrose, Delta, Ouray and San Miguel Counties, and also worked with CDOT representatives to complete a regional transit plan for all counties in the service area.

From the studies and plan, it was determined that a regional transit coordinator position would enable the regional communities and service agencies to assist in implementation of the plan concepts (assisted by a planned regional transit implementation plan to be completed in spring 2015)  The position would by assigned to the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance office in Montrose.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/DELIVERABLES

Region 10 will develop a contracted or employee position to serve in the role of a Regional Transit Coordinator.  In the first year, this would be a contracted position of 15 to 20 hours per week with a mileage and expense reimbursement.

The role of the position will be to understand current transit services and gaps, understand services, potential funding, and strategic coordination to reduce gaps in regional services.  Specific deliverables will be the following:

  1. Act as staff support for the Three Rivers Transit Coordinating Council (the Council), attending meetings and supporting the two grant-funded regional transit studies that have been completed and the final implementation study to be completed in 2014-2015.
  2. Convene the council on a minimum of a quarterly basis. Develop and distribute minutes of meetings that track progress and decisions.
  • Coordinate with existing local coordinating councils by attending their various meetings when necessary, as well as other regional or state transit-related work sessions related to coordination.
  1. Attend local and state coordinating council meetings, either in person or electronically, to understand regional goals in context with local and state transit goals and plans.
  2. Help build capacity and improve coordination between the regional transit providers by understanding services provided, service gaps, and opportunities for coordination.
  3. Assist in developing the upcoming FTA-funded plan that will address service gaps, focusing on increasing efficiencies and cost effective service models, such as volunteer services, ride-share, etc.
  • Ensure that up-to-date information on regional transit schedules and services is available to the public and to each of the various regional transit providers for websites, print materials or other media and marketing opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding and a flow chart of regional transit funding streams, explore and identify additional funding sources and leveraging opportunities for the regional transit implementation plan projects, and identify potential unutilized funding available and coordination opportunities for increased efficiencies.