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File #: 49289    Version: 1 Name: 2018 State 85.21 Funding
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2017 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 11/21/2017 Final action: 11/21/2017
Enactment date: 11/27/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00915
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 2018.
Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Rebecca Kemble, Amanda Hall
Attachments: 1. 2018 State 85.21 Funding revisions.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution is part of a package that includes Legistar file 49289 and 49290. These resolutions authorize Metro to accept funding from Dane County to support Paratransit services through the first part of 2018. In total, the City will receive $1,020,357 to continue offering contracted Paratransit services at the current level of service. Upon completion of utilizing these funds, Paratransit services will be provided through a contract only basis including the following service level changes:
1. An increased ride fare from $3.25 to $4.00
2. Change the origin-to-destination service to curb-to-curb instead of door-to-door
3. Establish parameters for subscription service riders.
4. Eliminate the leave attendant service option.
5. Cash fare payment instead of ticket and billing option.

The 2018 Executive Budget assumed changes to the Paratransit service delivery model would be in place starting on January 1st. An amendment to the Executive Budget will be presented to Council amending the 2018 budget to reflect these changes.

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 2018.
Body
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 t...

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