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Intercity Transit purchases 28 trucks for Dial-a-Lift services –
prices hiked from having to switch truck model!

“Procurement coordinator Katie Cunningham spoke to the Intercity Transit Authority to explain why it has to re-order the vehicles at a higher cost.”
Credit: JOLT Staff photo via Zoom

Intercity Transit purchases 28 trucks for Dial-a-Lift services, prices hiked from having to switch truck model

Supply chain issues cited

From The JOLT News:

Supply chain issues and higher production costs have forced Intercity Transit to re-order 28 light trucks at a price 46% more expensive than the original cost.

The Intercity Transit Authority agreed to pay the increased costs when they authorized general manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares to issue a change order to purchase the vehicles during a meeting on Wednesday, December 7.

The trucks, Advantage models of the Ford E-450, would be used as replacement vehicles for Dial-a-Lift services, a public transportation method for people with disabilities.

Procurement coordinator Katie Cunningham said that the new cost of each truck is now $262,067 or $7,337,866 overall.

Documents prepared for the meeting stated that the board initially ordered the Aerotech model of Ford E-450 from bus vehicle dealer Schetky at $179,167 for each vehicle or $5,016,691 overall.

The order was done through the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES), which awarded the contract through competitive bidding.

The Aerotech model, however, was discontinued due to supply chain issues. Intercity Transit reviewed its options with Schetky and determined that the Advantage model also met their needs.

Posted by Steve on December 16, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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