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File #: 60021    Version: 1 Name: Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration for articulated buses and bus priority measures.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: Metro Transit
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action: 3/31/2020
Enactment date: 4/3/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00282
Title: Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration for articulated buses and bus priority measures.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Rebecca Kemble
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes Metro to apply for a grant through the US Department of Transportation’s 5339b program. Metro is seeking funding to purchase three articulated buses (estimated cost-$700,000/bus), maintenance equipment including hoists and tools, and providing dedicated bus running way on both East Washington Avenue and Whitney Way.

As proposed in the grant materials, the City would provide up to a $2.5 million match for these funds. Matching funds for this grant will be funded by existing GO Borrowing anticipated in the outyears of Metro’s capital improvement program (CIP) in the Transit Coach-Diesel replacement program and the Bus Rapid Transit project. No additional GO Borrowing, beyond what is currently anticipated in the CIP, is anticipated to meet the grant match requirements.
Title
Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration for articulated buses and bus priority measures.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison seeks to expand Transit to meet the growing transportation needs of the City, and;

WHEREAS, that the Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan Land Use and Transportation Strategy 1 recommends improving transit service, especially peripheral employment and planning areas, and Strategy 2 recommends implementing Bus Rapid Transit, and;

WHEREAS, that the 2013 to 2017 Transit Development Plan, prepared by the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board and adopted by the City of Madison, Recommendation 13 advocates for transit supportive roadway features, Recommendation 18 advocates for Bus Rapid Transit, and Recommendation 23 advocates for diversifying Metro’s fleet with 60-foot buses, and;

WHEREAS, the Federal Transit Administration has a competitive funding program, 5339b, for buses and bus facilities, of which the purchase of longer articulated buses and implementation of bus priority features on streets would qualify for a federal grant under this program, and;

WHEREAS, the program ...

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