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RFP Issued for Streetcar Feasibility Study

For Immediate Release

Post Date:08/01/2017 2:16 PM

Media Contact:
Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations
(818) 548-4844 (office)
(818) 535-1958 (cell)

Glendale Issues an RFP for a Glendale-Burbank Streetcar Feasibility Study

Glendale, CA – On July 31, 2017, the City’s Community Development Department issued an RFP seeking qualified firms to develop a Streetcar Feasibility Study.  The submittal deadline is August 22, 2017 before 5:00 p.m.

Streetcars have been an integral part of the history of the City of Glendale. Streetcar systems such as the Pacific Electric and Glendale & Montrose Railway Company operated within the boundaries of modern-day Glendale from 1904 to 1956. It is the City’s goal to develop a streetcar system that can enhance connectivity by linking the various shopping, dining, entertainment, and parking resources of Downtown Glendale with the region via the Glendale Transportation Center and the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

The feasibility study would:

  • Evaluate different route alignments and technologies for the streetcar;
  • Analyze Downtown Glendale infrastructure to determine its ability to accommodate a streetcar system; and if necessary,
  • Determine the infrastructure improvements needed to construct the system;
  • Determine what types of vehicles are obtainable and appropriate;
  • Establish how a streetcar system can be implemented;
  • Project potential streetcar ridership and revenues;
  • Predict traffic impacts;
  • Forecast impacts on Downtown Glendale businesses; and
  • Determine the overall cost of the project, including:
    • The various equipment options
    • Infrastructure improvements (tracks, street improvements)
    • Maintenance and Operating Costs

Important Dates:

Request for Proposals (RFP) Issued

July 31, 2017

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting

August 9, 2017

Deadline for Written Questions and Requests

August 15, 2017

Responses and Addenda Issued

August15, 2017

Technical and Price Proposals Due

August 22, 1017; 5:00pm

Interview Firms (TBD based on City review of written proposal)

Early September 2017

Proposed Approval of Selected Consultant(s) by City Council

Early-Mid September 2017

Notice to Proceed / Service Contract Begins / Kick-Off Meeting

Late October 2017

Project Completion Date (8-12) mos. after start of contract)

Summer 2018


Potential applicants with questions about the RFP should email their inquiries to

RFP: Glendale-Burbank Regional Streetcar Feasibility Study (PDF)

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