The transit agency for suburban San Francisco is casting a net for a PR agency to assess its communications operation and provide a strategic communications plan for the organization.

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority issued an RFQ on June 10 for an audit and plan for its media relations, website, fact sheets, public outreach, events and other PR tasks. The Authority’s governing body is considering a ramp up of its communications and sees the audit and plan as an initial step to moving forward.

The open RFP was sent to more than 50 agencies, including Ketchum, Fineman PR, Fenton, Landis Comms and Solem & Associates.

Contra Costa County counts more than one million residents.

Proposals are due July 14.

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