Virginia Beach Light Rail Update 11-12-13

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
 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):
1. Determine whether or not to accept the conceptual proposal
2. Give public notice & allow submission of competing proposals
3. Accept and Post Competing Proposals
4. Review, analyze & compare all conceptual proposals
5. Select proposals for in-depth detailed submission & review
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
 Design-Build (DB) Contractor will be an
Unincorporated Joint Venture:
 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
 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
 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
 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
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
 For design and construction: PCG enters into agreement with
Parsons VBRC
 For design and services: PTG enters into agreement with Parsons
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
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
City Council Discussion

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