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File #: 28754    Version: 1 Name: Vets Ride with Pride Pilot
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: 1/23/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00030
Title: Authorizing the Metro Transit General Manager to enter into an agreement to provide Commute Cards to the Dane County Veterans Service Office which will distribute the cards to eligible disabled veterans for the Vets Ride with Pride pilot.
Sponsors: Tim Bruer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/22/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/20131 Metro Transit RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
This program will not have an impact on Metro Transit's budget. The $30,000 provided by an anonymous donor to the Dane County Veterans Service Office will be deposited with the Dane County Treasurer. Metro Transit will send monthly invoices detailing the charges on a per ride basis to the Dane County Veterans Service Office so that they can see the status of the funding as it is being used and Metro can be reimbursed. Rides will be provided at a cost of $1.25 per fixed-route ride and $3.25 per paratransit ride during 2013 and the cost of a Commute Card or paratransit ride in effect in the Metro Transit Fare Tariff at the time the ride is taken thereafter.
Title
Authorizing the Metro Transit General Manager to enter into an agreement to provide Commute Cards to the Dane County Veterans Service Office which will distribute the cards to eligible disabled veterans for the Vets Ride with Pride pilot.
Body
WHEREAS, veterans with disabilities in the Metro Transit service area have transportation needs; and,
WHEREAS, representatives from the Dane County Veterans Service Office, the Dane County Board, and Madison Metro met with Ald. Tim Bruer to mobilize support for a free ride for disabled veterans pilot program; and,
WHEREAS, Ald. Tim Bruer lead an effort that resulted in a $30,000 anonymous “angel” donor to fund "Vets Ride With Pride", a free commute card pilot program for disabled veterans; and,
WHEREAS, the contribution was intended to ensure that resources existed to provide free rides to disabled veterans. In addition, these funds are also intended to challenge a cross section of the community and other possible public matching funds to support this transit initiative; and,
WHEREAS, Metro Transit is dedicated to working with Dane County and others to help find funding to increase and continue this program if the pilot is successful,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Metro Transit General Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an a...

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