The Georgia Dept. of Transportation has requested proposals for a master developer for its multi-modal passenger terminal in downtown Atlanta. The agency is seeking a private-sector partner to assist in planning, development, design, construction, financing and property management of the facility.
The Atlanta MMPT will serve as the hub for existing and proposed transportation networks serving metro Atlanta, including MARTA rail and bus systems, regional express bus systems and the Georgia railroad network. It could also accommodate future transportation, such as high-speed rail, light rail and streetcar services. The MMPT will also serve as a catalyst for a large transit-oriented development project.
“A tremendous amount of work has gone into preparing for the issuance of this RFP,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr., said in a press statement. “We’ve spent the last year working closely with key partners, and have prepared a great deal of information that will help ensure this project’s success.”
Earlier this year, the department signed an agreement with a group of partners that includes the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Regional Commission, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
Commissioner Smith added, “This project will be delivered through Georgia DOT’s Public Private Partnership program, and we’ve taken a deliberate approach in understanding and engaging the private sector. That includes examinations of comparable projects around the country and active engagement with prospective companies that can help make the Atlanta MMPT a reality.”
Initial RFP responses are to be submitted by January 10; shortlisted proposers will be notified January 21.
The RFP and all supporting documentation are available on the Georgia procurement registry at Georgia procurement registry at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/PR_index.jsp and at www.georgiap3.com/mmpt.