YCIPTA Request for Proposals (RFP) Legal Services

Due Date: April 30, 2021

General Description/Information

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) formed on December 13, 2010 by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors to administer, plan, operate and maintain public transit services throughout Yuma County, including within the political jurisdictional boundaries of the Cities of Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Town on Wellton and the unincorporated Yuma County areas.

Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) is the marketing name for the YCIPTA and the fixed route transit system. YCAT On Call is the marketing name for the demand responsive transit system. YCAT began in 2002 as a rebranded effort from what was previously known as Valley Transit. Greater Yuma Area Dial-A-Ride began in 1999 and was the county’s first public transportation service. The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) had been the administrator of public transit service in Yuma County since 1999 utilizing Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding that has been available to the Yuma Urbanized Area since 1980 when the urbanized area exceeded 50,000 in population. YCIPTA assumed all operations beginning July 1, 2012. Weekday service consists of 10 routes operating between 5:30 am and 10:45 pm, although service span varies by route and only NightCAT runs after 8:07 pm. Six routes operate on Saturday between 9:15 am 6:30 pm. Most routes operate on hourly headways.

In addition, YCAT Vanpool operated by vRide and Enterprise provides a network of vanpools to employment areas in Yuma County not served by YCAT. All buses and vans are owned by YCIPTA and were purchased with Federal Transit Administration funding.