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File #: 53667    Version: 1 Name: 2019 85.21 Funding - Seniors/People with Disabilities
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: Metro Transit
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Enactment date: 1/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00036
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Dane County for the purpose of providing Metro Transit with State 85.21 funding given to Dane County for the provision of accessible transportation for eligible person within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2019.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Ledell Zellers

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes Dane County to provide State 85.21 funding in an amount not to exceed $267,907 to Metro Transit for the transportation of seniors and person with physical disabilities. Funding for the program is included in Metro Transit's 2019 Operation Budget.

Title

Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Dane County for the purpose of providing Metro Transit with State 85.21 funding given to Dane County for the provision of accessible transportation for eligible person within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2019.

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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 person who are seniors (65 years old or older) and / or person with physical disabilities; and,

 

WHEREAS, each year Dane County provides Metro Transit 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 2019 approximately 7,938 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 an amount not to exceed $267,907 for the provision by Metro Transit of eligible ADA paratransit program services in the Transit Utility’s ADA paratransit service area during the calendar year 2019.