[tabi] Re: major change proposed for TDC coordinator

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:51:39 -0400

Thanks Carl for letting us know about this!
If a private contractor could really do it for about half, then I don't
understand why you might think StarMetro wouldn't want to renew their
contract?  This would seem to be quite a money-maker for them, so is
there some other reason why they wouldn't want to do it (that you could
at least guess at)?
Also, can you tell me who Coleen Roland works for?


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        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of carl mccoy
        Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:44 AM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] major change proposed for TDC coordinator
        At the meeting of the transportation disadvantaged coordinating
board this afternoon
        Coleen Roland  proposed we vote on canceling our contract with
Star Metro as our
        administrative agency in January 201.  The rational was that it
would save money
        that could be used for rides.
        Currently the administrative cost with Star Metro is
approximately 280 Thousand,
        out of a budget of 1.3 Million. She estimated by going to a
private contractor we
        could save half of  that.
        Anyway this was so unexpected and in fact it was not even on the
agenda, a couple
        of us objected, and insisted that we have more time to study the
issue, it was delayed
        until next Wednesday for a special meeting of the board at 4
        This may be a good plan particularly if it increases the rides
available, but we
        need to think this through carefully.
        Next Wednesday will not be a public meeting, but in the mean
time I welcome any ideas
        or input from all of you. Simply post it to TABI.
        I should add if the contract is terminated in January, they
propose Big Bend as the
        coordinator or administrator until an RFP can be developed for
bids from private
        providers, that would be implemented in July of 2010
        I am sure is confusing to you as it is to me, but apparently it
has already been
        discussed with city officials and Star Metro, and it is probably
a done deal, since
        Star Metro is under no obligation to renew their contract.
        Now time for your input. Carl

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