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File #: 15-21377    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/4/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 11/13/2023 Final action: 11/13/2023
Title: LYNX Blue Line Professional Services Contract Amendments
Attachments: 1. STV Contract Amendment History, 2. HNTB Contract Amendment History


LYNX Blue Line Professional Services Contract Amendments




A.                     Approve contract amendment #12 for $1,715,889 to the contract with STV Engineers, Inc. for Professional Services,


B.                     Approve contract amendment #13 for $1,536,105 to the contract with HNTB North Carolina PC for Professional Services, and


C.                     Authorize the City Manager to amend the contracts consistent with the purpose for which the contracts and these amendments were approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Brent Cagle, CATS

Kelly Goforth, CATS



§                     The Blue Line Extension (BLE) successfully opened for revenue service in March 2018, on schedule and under budget. On June 2, 2021, FTA approved the use of cost savings from the BLE project for the following additional projects along the Blue Line and Blue Line Extension (Council Districts 1, 3, and 4):

-                     Drainage Improvements

-                     Operator Comfort Stations

-                     Signal Improvements to address Electromagnetic Interference

-                     Egress Gates at stations along N. Tryon Street

§                     STV Engineers, Inc. (STV) provided design and construction administration services and HNTB North Carolina PC (HNTB) provided construction management services for the BLE. These amendments will allow CATS to continue to use these existing contracts to complete the related projects listed above.

§                     The new contract value, including this amendment, is $57,493,879 for STV and $83,800,611 for HNTB, which is within the current approved BLE project budget.

§                     The projects are anticipated to be complete by the end of 2026.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

All additional work involved with these amendments will be performed by STV Engineer’s Inc., HNTB North Carolina PC, and their existing sub-consultant(s)/subcontractor(s).


Fiscal Note

Funding:  CATS Capital Investment Plan




Contract Amendment History