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File #: 45120    Version: 1 Name: 2017 85.21 Funding - Seniors/People with Disabilities
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/11/2016 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 1/3/2017 Final action: 1/3/2017
Enactment date: 1/6/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00043
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter in to an agreement with Dane County for the purpose of providing the Metro Transit Utility with State 85.21 funding given to Dane County for the provision of accessible transportation for eligible persons within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2017.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Rebecca Kemble, Ledell Zellers

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes Dane County to provide State 85.21 funding in the amount of $ 165,012 to the Metro Transit Utility for the transportation of seniors and persons with physical disabilities. Funding for the program is included in the Metro's 2017 Operating Budget.

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Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter in to an agreement with Dane County for the purpose of providing the Metro Transit Utility with State 85.21 funding given to Dane County for the provision of accessible transportation for eligible persons within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2017.

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WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides State 85.21 (§85.21 Wis. Stats.) funding to Dane County for transit services for persons who are seniors (65 years old or older) and / or persons with physical disabilities; and,

 

WHEREAS, each year Dane County provides the Metro Transit Utility with a portion of its 85.21 allocation to assist the Transit Utility in the operation of its paratransit services; and,

 

WHEREAS, funding for this program (§85.21) provides a revenue source for Metro’s ADA Paratransit Program, a service required under the federal regulation and is estimated to fund in 2017 approximately 4,863 trips for (un-specified) individuals; and,

 

WHEREAS, this program is an example of a model cooperative funding program to the mutual benefit of both transit and human services;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and the City Clerk are authorized to enter into an agreement with Dane County to receive Specialized Transportation Assistance funding in the amount not less than $165,012 for the provision by Metro Transit of eligible ADA paratransit program services in the Metro Transit Utility’s ADA paratransit service area during the calendar year 2017.