Ultrasonic Rail Testing

This Request for Proposal will be for services to complete Ultrasonic Rail Testing on an annual basis for CATS Rail Operations. The Ultrasonic Rail testing is to ensure that there are no internal defects in the running of the rail. Contractor will supply equipment, results of testing, and recommendations for and defects found.

 

 

PSR 920

CATS Track Vegetation Management Services

This Request for Proposal will be for vegetation management of 40 miles CATS Rail Operations track. This area includes double main track, storage tracks and yard tracks. The railroad vegetation management is to protect the LYNX rail passengers and CATS infrastructure, as well as preserving a stable balance with the environment and surrounding natural resources. The vegetation management will consist of two track vegetation sprays a year. The spraying will be on track, off track areas within the storage yards, sub stations and signal houses.

 

 

PSR 822

Cancelled CATS Facilities Pest Control Service

Service to provide pest control inside CATS major facilities. The service shall contain unlimited call backs at no charge. Pest control for rats, ants and other pest. Cost should include the cost of the traps. Additional charge for pest capture inside CATS major facilities.

 

 

 

PSR 765

CATS Rail Glass Services

This Request for Quote will be for our CATS Rail Operations. The need is for glass installs for shelters and transit amenities. Some of the glass installs will be for shelters to install specialized art glass. This service consists of standard glass repairs, removal, install and replacement of glass for shelters and transit amenities.

 

 

 

PSR 778

Cancelled CATS Rail Pest Control for Right of Way and Light Rail Vehicles

This Request for Quote will be for pest control services of CATS Rail Operations Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) fleet and Right-Of-Ways (ROW). These services are monthly & quarterly pest control services. The services must be performed during the hours of 1:00AM to 4:00PM at two different CATS Rail Operations facilities. The amount of LRV’s are an estimated number of 48. The ROW includes 32 structures including substations and signal houses within the ROW.

 

 

PSR 812

CATS Rail Geometry Testing

The Charlotte Light Rail consists of over 40 miles track that includes double main track, storage tracks and yard tracks. Having a strategy for Rail Inspection is key to the success of CATS and its passengers. CATS is developing a plan that will help ensure that rail defects will not be an issue for are lines.
The purpose of Track Geometry testing on CATS Blue Line is to test several geometric parameters of the track without obstructing normal revenue operations. Some of the parameters generally measured include position, curvature, alignment of the track, smoothness, and the cross level of the rails. The testing vehicle will use a variety of sensors, measuring systems, and data management systems to create a profile of the track being inspected.
The Track Geometry Vehicle must be able to collect track geometry measurements that include gauge, curvature, cross level, super elevation, 31’ and 62’ warp, 31’ and 62’ twist, track alignment and rail profiles of both left and right running rails. All measurements collected shall meet the most current APTA track safety standards. Any defects shall be coded as defined in the CATS MOW Track Standards Manual; as well as the severity level defined in the manual.

 

PSR 802

STS ADA Certification Assessment

The RFP has been updated and is being re-advertised. New RFP# 269-2022-017.

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking a Company to perform assessments of paratransit eligible applicants to use the CATS’ Services. The resources shall include but are not limited to management, personnel, supplies, and any other equipment needed to satisfy the requirements to conduct in-person ADA Services.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CATS offers paratransit services to individuals who, because of a disability (physical, cognitive or visual), cannot access fixed routes buses. The ADA defines eligibility for complementary paratransit service in 49 CFR Section 37.123 of the federal regulations. CATS operates the paratransit system which is a pre-scheduled, shared-ride, origin to destination service.

The term “customer” shall refer to new CATS applicants and/or existing CATS clients. The term “CATS Transit System” shall refer to both CATS’ accessible fixed-route bus and CATS’ accessible light rail.

The Company shall be responsible for paratransit eligibility as it relates to an individual’s functional/cognitive ability to use CATS in accordance with the ADA. Disability alone does not determine paratransit eligibility; the decision is based on the customer’s functional ability to use the fixed-route bus and is not a medical decision.

Bus Operations Pest Control- Cancelled

Project is canceled.

Charlotte Area Transit System Bus Operations Division (CATS-BOD) is  requesting proposals for pest control services on current fleet of buses. CATS-BOD operates a transit system on a 24/7 schedule with over 400 buses operating out of two facility locations.

The contractor will provide the following services:

    • Preventative Maintenance at two locations:
        • 3145 South Tryon, Charlotte, NC
        • 900 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC
    • Insect Control
    • Rodent Control
    • Callback and Emergency Service
    • Quality Assurance
    • Cleaning and Safety

 

PSR 944