Regional Planning seeks proposals for transit plan


City of Tiffin and Surrounding Area Bus Transit Development Plan PHASE II

Request for Proposals

Seneca Regional Planning Commission is soliciting competitive proposals from qualified firms to provide consulting services to produce a Bus Transit Development Plan PHASE II for the City of Tiffin and surrounding area, located at 109 S Washington St, Suite 2002, Tiffin, OH  44883.

Six (6) copies of the proposal will be accepted at Seneca Regional Planning Commission, 109 S Washington St, Suite 2002, Tiffin, OH  44883 no later than 2:00 PM EST on Friday February 3, 2017.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) document may be obtained at www.senecarpc.org or by contacting Charlene Watkins, Executive Director, at cjwatkins@senecarpc.org (Phone 419-443-7936 ext 123).

Any questions regarding the RFP can be directed in writing to Charlene Watkins at cjwatkins@senecarpc.org or at the Seneca Regional Planning Commission address listed above.  Seneca Regional Planning Commission reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.

Public transit open forum to be held June 9

scatThe Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce together with the Heidelberg Business Institute invites the Tiffin area business community to an open forum on adding additional public bus service within the City of Tiffin.  This important meeting will be held on June 9th, 6:00pm, at the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services office at 19 West Market Street.
The Heidelberg Business Institute (HBI) agreed to conduct a feasibility study on behalf of Seneca County Agency Transit (SCAT) to estimate demand for a flex-route bus service in the city of Tiffin.  One goal of adding a flex-route service is to spur economic development by making local businesses more accessible to people with limited transportation options.  Likely users of a flex-route bus service include college students, the elderly, and people with limited incomes.  Another goal of additional bus service would be making it easier to attract and retain employees who find it difficult to afford and maintain their own personal vehicle.     
If your business could use more customers, or needs help attracting employees, please join us on June 9th to share your input in developing this very important project.
Please contact John Detwiler, jdetwiler@tiffinchamber.com if you would like to attend.