Amphibious RFP

    Philadelphia’s tour operator Ride the Ducks may not be constructing a controversial Schuylkill Banks access ramp after all.

    As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, two months after Mayor Nutter announced he was handing over a park section to the tour company, his administration now says it plans to seek competing proposals from other companies. “Administration officials said they reversed course after they belatedly realized that state law requires any concession on city-owned land to be competitively bid.”

    A request for proposals will be posted on the city website today.

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