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File #: 60315    Version: 1 Name: 2020 85.21 Funding - Seniors and People with Disabilities
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2020 In control: Metro Transit
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Enactment date: 5/27/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00399
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 persons within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2020.
Sponsors: Michael J. Tierney

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 persons with physical disabilities. Funding for the program is included in Metro Transit’s 2020 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 persons within Metro Transit’s service area in the calendar year 2020.

Body

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 persons 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 2020 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 2020.