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Last modified: June 24, 2016

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A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member.

 

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A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member

DMCC Board Meeting Video Recording: April 18, 2016  at 01:01:07

including:

1. What was the selection process for companies to attend the 3/2/2016 meeting? Who got invited? Were there any MWO participants?

2. Did the 3/2/16 meeting pass on exclusive information that favored firms at the meeting in the RFQ/RFP process?

3. Have DMC EDA and the City of Rochester, via their transit program consulting firm, SRF, conveniently taken the easy path and defaulted to using a closed network of establishment "quality/schedule proven" vendors thereby inadvertently excluding potential MWO participants?

 

 


 

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Video recording to add more context to the concerns regarding Minority & Women Owned Businesses 

 

 

 

 

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April 22, 2016 PB reporting on Rani's remaks about need for DMC transportation contracting process to be more inclucive.

 

"Destination Medical Center Corp. board member Susan Park Rani repeatedly quizzed speakers during this week's DMCC board meeting, asking about efforts to include women- and minority-owned companies.

The ripples of her questions hit shore almost immediately; less than an hour later, Rochester City Council President Randy Staver brought up the concerns during a committee of the whole meeting while discussing a potential consultant for a proposed inclusionary housing policy.

"Just a quick aside, you know, I realize this company might be a good one, but we were just chastised in the last meeting for not making a more deliberate effort to make sure that we're looking at women- and minority-owned businesses in terms of soliciting polls and so forth," he said.

Rani's comments were not the first of their kind. They come after continued prompting by Rochester City Council member Sandra Means, who has made it clear she wants a city conversation about the issue before the end of the year, when she ends her time on the council. On Monday, Means said the issue had spent enough time at the back of the agenda, and Assistant Rochester City Administrator Gary Neumann offered some encouraging commentary."

 

 


 

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SFR May Report

 

 

 

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SRF 3/2/2016 Meeting Agenda

 

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Feb SRF 2016 Report

 

 

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Jan 2016

 

 

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December 2016 Report

 

 

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Related Reports


 

Other LINK - Bus Rapid Transit Pinned Reports


December 08, 2023 : Mobility Updates

October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 



November 20, 2020 : DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019



September 08, 2020 : Rochester City Transit Development Seeking Co-designers

Co-designers will be Rochester residents with strong connections to their communities and local knowledge of their neighborhood and the Rapid Transit Project area. 



September 26, 2019 : Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Green Lights Mobility Hub Locations in Rochester

September, May and Feb 2019 Presentations to DMCC. 



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Pinned City of Rochester and DMC EDA organization and project reports


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Project Report of Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge Concept Design : May 03, 2024 : Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

Online Survey for Community Inputs

Asian Community Inputs Outreach



Project Report of LINK - Bus Rapid Transit : December 08, 2023 : Mobility Updates

October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 



Project Report of Riverfront Small Area Plan : November 30, 2023 : Riverfront Small Area Plan

November DMCC Board:

  • Presentation Slides
  • Video Clips

 

May 19, 2023 Report to DMC

Nov 20 City of Rochester Study Session



Project Report of Riverfront Small Area Plan : November 19, 2022 : Riverfront Small Area Plan

Consultant Team Report and Recommendations to the City of Rochester



Project Report of Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge Concept Design : August 17, 2022 : RAISE AWARD AMOUNT: $19,900,000

The City of Rochester has been awarded a $19.9 million dollar United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant.



Project Report of Riverfront Small Area Plan : March 24, 2022 : Riverfront Small Area Plan Community Engagement Sessions

Rochester’s downtown riverfront is poised for transformation. The Riverfront Small Area Plan project will create a high-level plan for future phased redevelopment.



Project Report of Riverfront Small Area Plan : February 03, 2022 : Riverfront Small Area Plan Consultant selected

Gambol Associates, a Massachusetts firm, selected for the project to come up with a concrete proposal. 



Project Report of Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge Concept Design : November 17, 2021 : Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6 Street Bridge Concept Design Meeting

Neighborhood meeting November 2021



Project Report of South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan : May 29, 2021 : South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 



Project Report of LINK - Bus Rapid Transit : September 08, 2020 : Rochester City Transit Development Seeking Co-designers

Co-designers will be Rochester residents with strong connections to their communities and local knowledge of their neighborhood and the Rapid Transit Project area. 



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