The objective of this RFQ is to compile a list of qualified firms to develop an update to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the Tyler Area MPO. Although the MTP update will build upon previous plans and adopted policies, respondents to this RFQ are encouraged to assemble a broad-based team of consultants that have demonstrable experience and skills in long-range transportation plan development. Innovative project management approaches and strategies must also be considered. Respondents are encouraged to identify appropriate “best practices” for complete streets and embolden local agencies to develop an interconnected system of streets, bikeways, and walkways that supports a more compact development form. Support corridor mobility investments along major arterials that aid multiple modes of travel, through combining road capacity improvements with operational improvements to support smart growth.
Furthermore, the update must demonstrate compliance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rulings. This compliance includes but is not limited to review of the current scoring mechanism and propose adjustments as necessary to ensure performance based planning is incorporated, performing revenue and project cost forecasting, and creating separate ranking categories for highway, transit, and hike and bike improvements.
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