Thursday, January 19, 2012


On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 4 p.m., the City of Tucson opened bids
for the construction of the Tucson Modern Streetcar project. The
apparent low bidder is Old Pueblo Track Works with a bid of $55,875,115.
The Engineers’ Estimate for this project is $62,455,529.

In accordance with City of Tucson Procurement Code, bids received for
this solicitation were opened in no particular order, publicly read
aloud and recorded. At the conclusion of the last bid read, the
Engineers' Estimate was publicly opened and read. The Engineers'
Estimate is the City’s estimation of total construction costs, taking
into account prevailing market conditions for labor and materials. A
draft bid tabulation is posted on the City's Procurement website at

The apparent low bid contractor will not be recognized as the official
low bidder until all required documents, such as bonds, insurance and
subcontractor lists, have been received and determined to be in
compliance with solicitation requirements.

The Tucson Modern Streetcar project team is committed to keeping the
public, business community and visitors informed about the project.
Signing up for email blasts, visiting Facebook and Twitter and calling
the project info line are the best ways to learn access and parking
information during construction. Visit for more

This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The
voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026.
Details about the full plan are available at The
RTA has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and
tribal governments. The modern streetcar project is co-managed by the
City of Tucson and the RTA.