Virginia Beach Light Rail Public Private Partnership Proposals IAW the Virginia Public Private Education and Infrastructure Act adopted by Virginia Beach in 2009. Update to City Council 12 November 2013. Conceptual Phase.
Virginia Beach Light RailPublic Private Partnership ProposalsIAW the Virginia Public Private Education and Infrastructure Act adopted by Virginia Beach in 2009 Update to City Council 12 November 2013
Conceptual Phase The solicitation that follows the acceptance of an unsolicited proposal seeks other proposals that provide conceptual level detail including: The private entity’s qualifications and experience The project’s characteristics The project’s financing Project benefit and compatibility If the City desired to solicit proposals in the absence of an unsolicited proposal, the PPEA process would begin with the above solicitation. Additionally, the City could take the concept from an unsolicited proposal and modify the scope of the proposed project to suit its needs. This would result in requiring the firm that submitted the initial unsolicited proposal to submit an updated proposal.
PPEA Guidelines Concept proposal evaluation process: (4 Steps): Determine whether or not to accept the conceptual proposal Give public notice & allow submission of competing proposals Accept and Post Competing Proposals Review, analyze & compare all conceptual proposals Select proposals for in-depth detailed submission & review or End the Process (terminate or convert to an RFP process)
Chronology of Events Nov 6, 2012: Public referendum Nov 27, 2012: City Council Resolution to use all reasonable efforts to support the financing and development of The TIDE light rail into Virginia Beach Apr 2, 2013: Received unsolicited PPEA proposal from Schucet/Skanska/AECOM Apr 16, 2013: Initial Meeting of Review Task Force & City Council Briefing Apr 23, 2013: Public Hearing May 10, 2013: Meeting of Review Task Force Jun 4, 2013: City Council Briefing Jun 11, 2013: City Council formally accepts the unsolicited proposal for further review and invitation for competing proposals Jun 23, 2013: Public Notice Posted for Competing Conceptual Proposals Oct 21, 2013:Received two Competing Conceptual Proposals from Parsons Construction Group & American Maglev Technology Oct 21, 2013: Meeting of Review Task Force Nov 12, 2013: VB Light Rail update to City Council/Accept & Post submissions
Submittal #1 Newtown to Rosemont Project Consortium Developers form a Special Purpose Company: The Philip A. Shucet Company SKANSKA AECOM Design-Build (DB) Contractor will be an Unincorporated Joint Venture: SKANSKA AECOM Systems Integrator and Designer: JACOBS Mechanical & Electrical Contractor: TRULAND
Submittal #1 Newtown to Rosemont Project Consortium The Special Purpose Company (SPC) is a limited liability company which enters into a comprehensive agreement with the City for design-build-finance-maintenance The DB Unincorporated Joint Venture (UJV) will enter into a fixed price, date certain, turnkey design build contract with the SPC The Systems Integrator and Designer will be engaged by the DB UJV under a design agreement The Mechanical & Electrical Contractor will be a subcontractor to the DB UJV The Rolling Stock Contractor (RSC) will supply the rail vehicles to the SPC The Maintenance Contractor will enter into an Interface Agreement with the SBC, DB UJV and the RSC
Submittal #1 Newtown to Rosemont Project Characteristics Proposes to design build 5.2 miles of two track extension from Newtown to Rosemont within the Norfolk Southern ROW Passenger Stations at Witchduck Road, Independence Boulevard, and Rosemont Road Park & Ride lots at Witchduck and Rosemont At grade crossings at Newtown, Princess Anne, Greenwich, Euclid and Kellam Elongated elevated crossing at Independence & Market All Right of Way to be procured by the City Requests and Interim Agreement to cover development: planning, design, permitting, mitigation, geotechnical, and financial analysis Comprehensive Agreement to include 2 year design and construction period followed by a 25 year maintenance period
Submittal #1 Newtown to Rosemont Project Characteristics Four identical rail vehicles are provided Power provided by an Overhead Catenary System (overhead wires supported by poles located between the two tracks) The TIDE will be operated by Hampton Road Transit System maintenance transfers from HRT to the SPC at a fixed cost in establishing a whole life cycle approach versus a local cost share of maintenance approach Hours of operation M-Th 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 6 a.m. to midnight, and Sun 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. As an option the train control safety system can be upgraded from ABS to ATC Revenue Service Start appears to be 36 months following the negotiated and executed Interim Agreement and approximately 27 months following execution of the Comprehensive Agreement
Submittal #1 City/Agency Responsibilities Virginia Beach Review and accept the unsolicited proposal Select a preferred proposer before Sept 30, 2013 Execute the Interim Agreement by Dec 31, 2013 Execute a Comprehensive Agreement by Sep 30, 2014 Acquire needed ROW and property for PNR Execute interagency agreements (HRT & DRPT) Join as co-applicant on environmental permit Norfolk Execute agreement allowing the SPC to maintain The TIDE for a fixed price
Submittal #1 City/Agency Responsibilities Hampton Roads Transit Operate entire 12.6 miles of The TIDE to include the farebox revenue system and security Operate and maintain the Operations Control Center Complete the VB Transit Extension Study File New Starts application for federal funding should the VBTES select a LPA eligible for federal funding Execute agreement allowing the SPC to maintain The TIDE for the entire 12.6 miles Transfer public subsidies for maintenance of The Tide Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Execute agreement allowing the SPC to maintain The TIDE for the entire 12.6 miles
Submittal #1 Project Financing Pages 63 – 78 of the Proposal are entitled to protection from disclosure and is exempt from the posting requirements and will not be publicly disclosed prior to the execution of an interim/comprehensive agreement Submitter released information: Proposed PPEA Project cost estimate: $235M ($45M/mile)
Submittal #2 PARSONS Consortium Reach the Beach Parsons Construction Group Inc. (PCG): providing design-build/construction services Parsons Transportation Group Inc. (PTG): providing design and engineering services Parsons Enterprises Inc.(PE) : providing financial expertise and investment capabilities Parsons VBRC: a limited liability, special purpose vehicle established to enter into Interim and Comprehensive contracts
Submittal #2 PARSONS: Reach the Beach Additional Core Team Members Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC): Systems installation Clark Nexsen, PC: Architectural/facilities Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP (RK&K): Structural/civil Troutman Sanders, LLP: Legal advisor Michael E. Wood Consultant, Inc. (MEW): Stakeholder coordination MZ Strategies, LLC (MZ Strategies): Transit oriented development Aquarius Engineering, PC: Drainage Accumark: Utilities Dovetail: Cultural Resources Get Solutions: Geotechnical KPG: Architecture Precision Measurements: Survey and Mapping JRM Engineering: Project Controls/Civil
Submittal #2 PARSONS VBRC For design and construction: PCG enters into agreement with Parsons VBRC For design and services: PTG enters into agreement with Parsons VBRC Core Team Members will contract with either Parsons VBRC, PTG or PCG Once participation goals have been established Parsons VBRC will submit their SWaMs and DMBE certified participation plans Richard (Dick) White – Program Director Doug Reehl – Project Manager
Submittal #2 PARSONS Project Characteristics Three Phase Program Phase 1: (4/14 - 8/15) 30% engineering Newtown to Rosemont (Interim Agreement) Phase 2: (1/15 – 6/18) Final design and construction of Newtown to Rosemont and preliminary engineering for Phase 3 (Comprehensive Agreement) Phase 3: (6/15 – 9/20) Full design and construction of Rosemont to Oceanfront (Amendment to Comprehensive Agreement) Post construction: Operations, Maintenance, Facilities and Vehicles
Submittal #2 PARSONS Project Characteristics Provides a one-seat ride proposal from the Oceanfront to Norfolk An initial segment and two alternative alignments Newtown to Rosemont: 4.8 miles/3 stations/3 PNR Norfolk Southern Alignment: 7.4 miles/4 stations/2 PNR Hilltop Alignment: 8.7 miles/7 stations/3 PNR Vehicle requirements Newtown to Rosemont: 9 existing, 5 new Rosemont to Oceanfront: 9 existing, 10 new Operations, storage and maintenance centers Newtown to Rosemont: use existing OC & VSMF at NSU Rosemont to Oceanfront: use existing OC & VSMF as well as construct new OC and VSMF west of Oceana
Submittal #2 City/Agency Responsibilities Virginia Beach Establish process for Program Management and contracting Select a preferred proposal 4/14 Select LPA 6/14 and obtain ROD 6/15 Determine operating and maintenance strategy Execute the Interim Agreement for Phase 1 by 6/14 Execute the Comprehensive Agreement for Phase 2 by 6/15 Acquire needed ROW and property for PNR Execute interagency agreements (HRT & DRPT) Collaborate with Parsons in the preparation and submission of multiple federal, state and local permits City review of Phase 3 offer 12/16 – 3/17
Submittal #2 City/Agency Responsibilities Hampton Roads Transit Oversee and complete NEPA process thru receipt of ROD Lead public outreach in close coordination w/VB Submit FTA New Starts application should the VBTES and VB select a LPA eligible for federal funding Submit application for the FTA Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery Allow access to operations center; participate in safety certification Lead vehicle commissioning and testing Operate new extension of The TIDE Assume maintenance of the new extension of The TIDE
Submittal #2 Project Financing Offers to complete initial phase at a fixed price Offers to prepare project IAW the FTA New Starts Program or Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery so as to maintain MAP-21 funding eligibility Submitted statement that Section 3 of their Conceptual Proposal, in its entirety, to be confidential and request that it be excluded from public inspection and release under the PPEA Guidelines.
Submittal #3 American Maglev Technology Team The Wave American Maglev Technology-developer Lockheed Martin – engineering of transit vehicles Vectorworks Naval Engineering LLC – vehicle assembly Grupo ACS: development, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance Divaris Real Estate, Inc.- station management Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Company: develops, owns and operates The Wave over the concession Period – unincorporated at this time Natixis Bank-investment banking, management and financial services
Submittal #3 American Maglev Technology Project Characteristics Pioneering project as currently no operational Maglev system in US other than AMT test facility at Powder Springs GA Automated, driver free technology 9.5 minute departures expandable to every 2 minutes PV Solar panels on stations 5 vehicles provided with initial service First year cost per ride: $2 Requires riders to transfer between Light Rail and Maglev technologies Phased development – 3 phases Pilot Phase: connect Convention Center Station to Dome Station (.8 mi) Phase 1: extends TIDE to the Wave’s Newtown Station and construction of The WAVE from Newtown to Rosemont by 2nd QTR 2016 Phase 2: connects Rosemont Station to Convention Center Station in 2017
Submittal #3 American Maglev Technology Project Characteristics Pilot Phase: May – Oct 2014 Phase 1 Newtown to Rosemont: 4 stations/2 trains; Nov 14 – Apr 16 Phase 2 Rosemont to Convention Center: 3 stations/3 trains; Oct 15 - Feb 17 The fundamental element of the overall system is the guideway Elevated throughout to provide a grade-separated transit system No moving or electrical parts 30 foot wide ROW corridor to provide dual tracks and emergency walkway Fiberglass vehicles are 60 ft long, 10 ft wide, 120 pax, 4 sets bi-parting doors/side Operates using 24 computer controlled electromagnets attached to arms underneath to provide levitation, guidance and vertical stability Propulsion elements: 2 independent inverter & linear induction motor sets This LIM technology propels the vehicle and provides regenerative braking 100% automated using a communications-based system of train control AMT Team will operate and maintain The Wave for a fixed cost concession agreement (30-50 years)
Submittal #3 City/Agency Responsibilities Virginia Beach Select as the preferred proposal by Dec 31, 2013 Negotiate and enter into project contract by Mar 31, 2014 Acquire needed ROW and property for PNR Expedite permitting process Hampton Roads Transit Enter into agreement to move the Newtown Station to the AMT ACS preferred location Enter into a reciprocal free transfer agreement Virginia Department of Transportation Serve as the agency for certification of the project Execute capital and operations funding agreements w/ City Regulatory Agencies
Submittal #3 Project Financing Expresses in no case is it anticipated that federal funds will be required or desired Wave will be eligible for Formulary FTA Operating Funds as well as VDRPT and regional support Open to contracting methodology and ownership The Pilot Phase $34M will be funded from private equity and contributed to the SPV for construction WAVE projected capital cost of $334M, all inclusive Submitted statement that Section 3 is considered by the Team to be confidential and competition sensitive. It is requested that this information not be shared with any party other than the proposal reviewing team
Considerations First stage length into VB Locally preferred alternative to the Oceanfront Maintaining eligibility for federal funding Accelerated delivery Risk transfer Innovative financing Deferred and incentive pricing Optional service offerings
VB Transportation Extension Study Preliminary Draft Cost Estimates to Independence: $254M ($79M/mile) to Lynnhaven: $451M ($65M/mile) to Oceanfront: $807M ($67M/mile) (using Norfolk Southern alignment) Laskin Road Alignment Completing draft estimate Anticipate brief to City Council in Jan 2014 NOTE: VBTES Preliminary Draft cost estimates use 2018 dollars.
Milestone List CY2013 Oct 21 Receipt of Concept Proposals Nov 12 Brief City Council on PPEA submissions and post notice of acceptance of all three proposals Nov 20 Briefings from engineering and legal consultants Dec 10 Review TF meeting CY2014 Jan Laskin Road alignment cost estimate brief to City Council Mar Receive Transit Study (DEIS) with recommendations Apr Conduct Public comment and hearings on DEIS Apr Draft Scope for detailed phase May Brief City Council; establish the Locally Preferred Alternative, finalize scope for detailed phase Jun Issue Scope and Detailed Phase instructions Jul Finalize EIS Oct Record of Decision on FEIS Oct Received Detailed submittals Dec Brief City Council on evaluation of detailed submittals & provide staff recommendation