Request for Proposals

Rail Port Study

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organizatoin

Des Moines , IA

Posted: 07/25/2013
Submittal Deadline: 08/30/2013


The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a study of the area referred to in the attached map as the Des Moines Area Rail Port (DMRP). This study will analyze the current rail and freight network, determine impacts of approved and proposed changes to the network, and study economic benefits. The study will consist of a series of four primary tasks, along with associated deliverables.

Scope of Work
Task 1: Completion of a feasibility study for a transloading facility at the specified location.
Task 2: Completion of a rail track ownership and rail track usage rights study for the Des Moines Area MPO region.
Task 3: Completion of an updated survey of freight impediments in the region.
Task 4: An infrastructure impact analysis of the Des Moines Area Rail Port.

Please refer to the full RFP for details and associated deliverables.