GEORGIA DOT OFFERS MEETINGS WITH PROPOSERS FOR MULTI-MODAL PASSENGER TERMINAL MASTER DEVELOPER
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation is now scheduling one-on-one meetings for proposers interested in pursuing the master developer contract for the Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) in downtown Atlanta. Georgia DOT has also issued a Project Information Memorandum to provide proposers with an updated overview of the project and the anticipated role of the master developer.
The Atlanta MMPT will serve as the hub for existing and proposed transportation networks serving metro-Atlanta and beyond, including MARTA rail and bus systems, regional express bus systems and the Georgia railroad network. It may also accommodate future transportation, including high speed rail, light rail and streetcar services. In addition to its transportation functions, the MMPT will also serve as a catalyst for one of the largest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects in the US.
“We are making steady progress in advancing the procurement process for the MMPT,” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr. “We’ve reached a point where we’d like to begin interacting with the companies that are pursuing this project. This ensures that we’ll get proposals that most effectively address our needs and that we’re identifying all of the information to make that possible.”
One-on-one meetings are being scheduled from November 8 through November 10, 2010. At these meetings, GDOT will make available representatives that can speak to the various aspects of the project, including technical, financial and legal issues. It is the Department’s desire to meet with potential master developers who will be the lead members of proposer teams. Ideally, this includes companies with real estate development experience in delivering large, complex projects involving transportation components integrated with commercial, residential and retail development.
To schedule a one-on-one, interested parties are asked to contact Selena Helms, Georgia DOT’s Assistant P3 Administrator, at 404-631-1316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly-issued Project Information Memorandum is available on the MMPT section of Georgia DOT’s web site. The section can be accessed directly at www.georgiap3.com/mmpt.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia’s economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century. Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation. For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit (www.dot.ga.gov).