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File #: 54152    Version: 1 Name: accept a grant for $180,800 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to operate the MPO’s Rideshare
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/5/2019
Enactment date: 2/8/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00108
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison on behalf of the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO to accept a grant for $180,800 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to operate the MPO’s Rideshare Etc. program and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into the grant contracts and State/Municipal Agreements.
Sponsors: Allen A. Arntsen, Larry Palm
Attachments: 1. madison Rideshare contract 2019 5992-08-36 - WisDOT.pdf, 2. C of Madison - Madison MPO Rideshare Coordinator 5992-08-36_Final .pdf, 3. madison Rideshare contract 2020 5992-08-37 - WisDOT.pdf, 4. C of Madison - Madison MPO Rideshare Coordinator 5992-08-37_Final .pdf

Fiscal Note

This federal transportation grant provides for $88,800 in 2019 and $92,000 in 2020. The City’s match for this grant would be $22,200 in 2019 and $23,000 in 2020. The city’s share of the costs would be paid in the form of staff salaries and benefits. These costs have been included in the Planning Division's (Service: Metropolitan Planning Organization) 2019 Adopted Budget.

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Authorizing the City of Madison on behalf of the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO to accept a grant for $180,800 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to operate the MPO’s Rideshare Etc. program and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into the grant contracts and State/Municipal Agreements.

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WHEREAS, the City of Madison Planning Division provides staffing for the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB) - A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City serves as the MPO’s fiscal and administrative agent; and

 

WHEREAS, MATPB operates the Rideshare Etc. program, which provides ride-matching and alternative transportation promotion services, works with employers to conduct travel demand management (TDM) programs, coordinates TDM efforts of other agencies and organizations, and provides assistance on other initiatives to promote ridesharing, transit, bicycling and walking; and

 

WHEREAS, MATPB and the City of Madison recognize the need for and benefits of TDM programs and other strategies to promote the use of transit, car/vanpooling, bicycling, and walking in the region; and

 

WHEREAS, MATPB uses some of the federal transportation funding it receives as an MPO to support the Rideshare Etc. program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) administers the federal funding for the MPO and will provide federal funding in the amount of $180,800 to the City of Madison on behalf of the MPO for operating the Rideshare Etc. program in 2019 and 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, WisDOT's federal contract language requires the City to indemnify and save harmless WisDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from damages to persons or property resulting from negligence of the City in connection with performance of the contract; and

 

WHEREAS, City APM 1-1 requires Council approval whenever the City indemnifies another party.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison is authorized to accept $180,800 from WisDOT for the Rideshare Etc. program and the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign project contracts and State/Municipal Agreements for the years 2019 (5992-08-36) and 2020 (5992-08-37).

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City is authorized to indemnify and save harmless WisDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from damages to persons or property resulting from negligence of the City in connection with performance of these contracts.