Rhode Island transit P3 tendered

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for its Dorrance Street Transit Center P3 project.

Under the plans, a new multi-model transit center will be delivered, with a transit-oriented development (TOD) providing residential and mixed-use spaces as well as RIPTA administrative offices.

The project is set to be delivered through a progressive P3, in which the authority and the private partners will jointly scope the project and then enter a design, build, finance, operate and maintain contract.

According to an indicative timeline, a winner is expected to be selected in May this year.

Responses are due April 17, 2023. A pre-proposal meeting will take place on February 13, 2023. Questions must be submitted by March 21. The tender can be found by clicking here.

P3 Bulletin recently took a deep dive into the inner workings of a progressive P3, click here to read more about the ephemeral model.