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Friday, November 26, 2021

Ocala City Council approves contract extension for SunTran operations

During last night’s Ocala City Council meeting, members approved a three-year contract extension for SunTran operation and management services with RATP Dev USA, Inc.

SunTran in Ocala Florida
SunTran in Ocala, Florida

According to city records, on May 4, 2021, city council members approved a six-month extension to the existing contract with RATP to allow Ocala to re-bid the management services contract. Proposals from several companies were received, and after evaluation, the selection committee unanimously selected RATP.

The proposed contract has a duration of three years with an option for one three-year renewal period.

According to city records, the contract rate for the first three years is $64.34 per revenue hour for an annual total of 33,500 revenue hours, or $2,155,390 per year over the next three years.

This represents a $5.40 increase per hour over the current contract rate with RATP, which was established back in April 2018.

SunTran operates as a division of the Growth Management Department since the city of Ocala took over management of the service from the Ocala/Marion Transportation Planning Organization in 2019.