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File #: 47513    Version: 1 Name: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Inter-Agency Staff Team recommendation
Type: Resolution Status: Items Referred
File created: 5/30/2017 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/31/2017 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Supporting the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Inter-Agency Staff Team recommendation to proceed with Phase 1 Project Development in an east-west corridor running through the UW Campus and Madison’s Central Business District (CBD), with the east and west project termini to be determined.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Rebecca Kemble
Attachments: 1. BRT-Staff-Team-Evaluation-Summary-101317.pdf, 2. BRT 2013 Preliminary Feasibility Study Resources (MPO), 3. Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Feasibility Analysis.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution accepts a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Inter-Agency Staff Team recommendation to proceed with Phase 1 Project Development. A total of $2,004,953 in federal and state funds will cover the BRT Phase 1 costs, no city appropriation is required.

The federal and state funds highlighted below have been committed for Bus Rapid Transit Phase 1 project implementation and are available to fund Phase 1 BRT Project Development, scoping of the project, further engineering/design work, preparation of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts grant application, and completion of required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. The grants shown below were awarded in 2006 and 2007 and are managed by Metro; state funds have been received by the City and the federal funds are received as reimbursement. The use of these funds do not require any commitment from the City capital or operating budget.

· WI-26-0012 Grant (2006 Section 5314-Transport 2020 Alternative Analysis)
o Federal = $861,336
o State = $861,336
· WI-39-0002 Grant (2007 Section 5339-Transport 2020 Alternative Analysis)
o Federal = $141,141
o State = $141,141
Title
Supporting the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Inter-Agency Staff Team recommendation to proceed with Phase 1 Project Development in an east-west corridor running through the UW Campus and Madison’s Central Business District (CBD), with the east and west project termini to be determined.
Body
WHEREAS the City of Madison's population and economy is growing, and in order to help facilitate this growth and ensure a high quality of life, the City has identified a need for a comprehensive transportation system strategy that integrates all modes of transportation (i.e., auto, bicycle, public transportation, pedestrian, high-capacity transit, etc.), and identifies how those modes interconnect and work together; and,

WHEREAS Madison in Motion, the City of Madison’s long-range transportation system plan, policy fr...

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