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File #: 35566    Version: Name: Accepting the Madison Transit Corridor (BRT) Study Report
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2014 In control: SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/3/2015 Final action: 2/3/2015
Enactment date: 2/9/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00115
Title: To accept the Madison Transit Corridor (BRT) Study Report, endorsing BRT as a high-capacity transit concept that could help the City achieve its long-term strategic transportation planning and urban development goals the recommendations contained in the Report as a conceptual component of the City’s strategy for addressing future transportation system planning and development, and to authorize moving forward to the next phase of project development, environmental evaluation and project implementation.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Denise DeMarb, Chris Schmidt, John Strasser, Maurice S. Cheeks, Lauren Cnare, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel, Larry Palm, Joseph R. Clausius, David Ahrens, Ledell Zellers, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Lucas Dailey, Steve King
Attachments: 1. MPO Handout to EDC Oct 15 2014.pdf, 2. Madison Transit Corridor Study, 3. Final Corridor Alignment Maps, 4. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 2-pager, 5. Susan DeVos comments-103014.pdf, 6. LRTPC Recommendation for Title of Leg File 35566.pdf, 7. TPC Item F.1. - Leg. File 35566, excerpted from the 11.5.14 Draft Minutes.pdf, 8. Two Page Report, 9. Full Report, 10. Corridor/Alignment Maps, 11. LRTPC recommened changes to resolution-121914.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
2/3/20151 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt SubstitutePass Action details Not available
12/18/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
12/15/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
11/19/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
11/18/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Add Referral(s)Pass Action details Not available
11/5/20141 TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)  Action details Not available
10/30/20141 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)  Action details Not available
10/28/20141 PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE/MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
10/27/20141 PLAN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
10/15/20141 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 SUSTAINABLE MADISON TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Madison in Motion) (ended 2/2017) Refer  Action details Not available
10/7/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Not available
9/16/20141 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
Adoption of the Resolution will not commit the City of Madison to additional expenditures at this time, but may represent an initial step toward ultimately significant potential impacts on future City capital and operating expenses.

The Resolution authorizes advancement toward BRT system project development, environmental evaluation and project implementation. City planning staff estimate that the project development process may be initiated over the next several months, then require two years to complete - at an estimated cost of approximately $2-$2.5 million. Detailed funding sources for the project development work are yet to be determined but will likely be funded by a combination of federal, state and local sources. Federal grant funds allocated to this project (WI-39-0001, WI-26-0012 and WI-39-0002) have been secured and will be used. Any City of Madison expenditures to fund BRT system project development will require future Council approval.

The Resolution also provides for the creation of a “BRT Intergovernmental Oversight Committee” to review, evaluate, and develop recommendations on various project elements. Staff resources from the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development, Metro Transit, Traffic Engineering, City Engineering, and the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) may be necessary to provide support for future planning and/or project development work on a BRT start-up system.

Any future expenditure associated with implementation of a BRT start-up system will require further Council approval.
Title
To accept the Madison Transit Corridor (BRT) Study Report, endorsing BRT as a high-capacity transit concept that could help the City achieve its long-term strategic transportation planning and urban development goals the recommendations contained in the Report as a conceptual component of the City’s strategy for addressing future transportation system planning and develo...

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