Bike Share Under Negotiations with Selected Vendor
During June and July, the Bike Share Policy Steering Committee (PSC) reviewed responses to the Request for Proposals for Regional Bike Share System, Operations and Equipment. After the first round of review, interviews were hosted on July 14, 2016 with the top three firms.
The PSC unanimously recommended the SACOG CEO to enter into negotiations and pursue a contract with SociaBicycles (SoBi). The PSC rated SoBi the highest in each evaluation criteria: Operator Capacity, System Elements, and Innovative Business Model. Since their selection, SACOG and SoBi have been in negotiations and are still in the process of executing a final contract. SoBi made a presentation to the Transportation Committee on August 4 and discussed their company and technology. We are excited to keep working on executing the final contract and continuing progress for the region’s Bike Share!
For more information, look to the Transportation Committee item and SoBi’s presentation below.