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File #: 54724    Version: 1 Name: Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2019 In control: Transportation Department
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action: 3/19/2019
Enactment date: 3/25/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00241
Title: Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Rebecca Kemble, Ledell Zellers, Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. 2019-01-30 Metro Facility Analysis.pdf, 2. 2019-02-28 rev Metro Facility Analysis.pdf, 3. 2019-03-04 Why do we need a bus barn and why Oscar Mayer2.pdf, 4. TPPB 3.4.19 Reg Statement.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution adopts the recommendations of the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis report to pursue scenario 1A for phased upgrades to the 1101 East Washington Avenue facility and purchasing two Oscar Mayer buildings for future Metro facility needs.

The estimated cost of the upgrades at 1101 East Washington Ave is $57 million for all four phases from 2019 to 2024. The 2019 Adopted Capital Budget and CIP includes full funding for the renovations at 1101 East Washington Avenue in the Facilities Repairs and Improvement program; these expenses are fully funded with GO Borrowing.

The cost to purchase the two Oscar Mayer buildings are unknown at this time. The 2019 Adopted CIP includes $30 million in 2023 for a Metro Satellite Bus Facility project, funded by GO Borrowing.
Title
Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site.
Body
WHEREAS, securing additional bus storage capacity is a prerequisite to implementing two critical transportation strategies identified in the Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan: improved peripheral bus service and bus rapid transit;
Whereas, the lack of adequate bus storage space was identified in the Madison in Motion Transportation Plan as an obstacle to substantial improvements in transit services;
Whereas, the Madison Area Regional Transportation Plan 2050 recommends both renovating Metro’s existing storage facilities and building a new satellite facility as near term strategies;
Whereas, the 2013-2017 Transit Development Plan recommended increasing bus storage capacity at the existing facility, and/or constructing a new facility;
Whereas, the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis, which evaluated several facility options for Metro, indicated that purchasing a portion of the vacant Oscar Mayer site for Metro storage use provides the most cost effective bus storage option;
Whereas, the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis, which evaluated sev...

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