Conshohocken issues RFP for community shuttle service

The Borough of Conshohocken has issued an RFP that seeks a transportation company that would provide a shuttle service in and around the borough. The scheduled outline in the RFP is Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The proposed stops are as follows:

Matson Mill at 101 Washington Street
The Birch at 51 Washington Street
SEPTA Train Station at 10 Washington Street
Lumina at 301 Washington Street
Riverwalk at 309 Washington Street
Pepperoncini at 72 Poplar Street
Bar Sera at 382 East Elm Street
Bar Luca at 729 East Hector Street
Courts at Spring Mill at 1101 East Hector Street
Giant at 10 East Ridge Pike

Sherry Lake at 1801 Butler Pike
Plymouth Park Apartments at 1700 Butler Pike
Plymouth Gardens at 1300 Fayette Street
The StoneRose at 822 Fayette Street
Deli on 4th at 326 Fayette Street
Nudy’s Café at 100 Fayette Street
AmerisourceBergen at 1 West 1st Avenue
Guppy’s at 2 Maple Street
400 West Elm Street at 400 West Elm Street

According to the RFP, the shuttle needs to seat at least 14 passengers, have a rack for at least one bike, and be ADA-compliant. There is also a section stating how seniors can utilize the service for free with specific identification and that the non-seniors would purchase tickets from the driver, however, it also mentions that the borough could offer the shuttle service for free.

While the RFP outlines proposed stops (listed above), it does not state how often the shuttle would service each stop.

This concept has been discussed for years and at one time there was a shuttle named the Rambler that primarily focused on serving seniors. Based on the proposed stops, this service would heavily focus on transporting residents of the large apartment communities to Conshohocken’s businesses. Nine of the 19 proposed stops are at apartment buildings. Four of the nine apartment buildings are outside the borough.

You can read the RFP here.