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RFP: Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan Corridor Planning Study

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan was formed with the purpose of coordinating services of the existing transit systems (DDOT, DTC, SMART, and AAATA) and conducting corridor planning studies to enhance public transportation options in the region. The RTA will study the four major corridors within their service area covering Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties and the City of Detroit.

The planning studies will evaluate transit alternatives, phasing and associated costs of alternatives. The goal is to explore how to improve transit in the corridor, improve regional mobility, increase travel options and destination choices, and promote transit-oriented development (TOD) along the corridor. The studies will evaluate enhancing existing bus service, adding higher level transit along with a number of alignment options. The purpose of the studies is to identify a financially feasible project to advance into the FTA project development.

Get the complete RTA Corridor Study Request for Proposals (RFP) (PDF) 

This RFP is being issued by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, on behalf of the RTA, the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

Technical inquiries concerning the project should be directed to Carmine Palombo. Questions regarding the Administrative procedures should be directed to Scott Failla. Questions submitted by consultants and staff answers to these questions will also be posted online.

Both may also be reached at:

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1400
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: 313-961-4266
Fax: 313-961-4869


Title VI
SEMCOG’s ethic, along with federal and state regulations, require that a percentage of grant budgets be allocated for contracts and for purchasing supplies and services from bona-fide Minority and Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

SEMCOG, through adoption of an Executive Committee resolution on May 19, 1978, has pledged to abide by laws and regulations issued by federal and state authorities to provide bona-fide Disadvantaged Business Enterprises with an equitable opportunity to provide supplies, equipment, and services utilized in conducting SEMCOG business.

All DBEs included in proposals submitted to SEMCOG must be certified in accordance with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). For additional information, please contact the MDOT Service Contracts Prequalification Unit.