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File #: 67430    Version: 1 Name: Section 5304 Planning Grant for Metro On-Board Survey
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/25/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00721
Title: Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 5304 Planning grant with Wisconsin Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with WISDOT and the 13(c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Grant Foster, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Charles Myadze
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the application and execution of a grant agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. If awarded, these funds would be used to conduct an onboard survey to obtain data that will inform decisions on routing and scheduling. The total cost of the survey project is $400,000. The proposed grant would cover 80% of the project costs. Metro Transit included the entire cost of the survey project in their 2022 Operating Budget request supported by local funds. Awarding of the grant will create savings within the agency’s 2022 budget request.

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Authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 5304 Planning grant with Wisconsin Department of Transportation and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with WISDOT and the 13(c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
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PREAMBLE
Under Section 5304 funds are available for planning projects. The State of Wisconsin is eligible to secure Planning funds and to pass them through to local transit properties for projects. Metro will use these funds to conduct a Transit Onboard Survey Project.

WHEREAS, WISDOT has been delegated authority to award and pass through Federal financial assistance for a transportation project; and

WHEREAS, grants for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the City of Madison, including the provision of the local share of the project costs; and

WHEREAS, as a condition of the assistance, the City of Madison must provide all annual certifications and assurances required by FTA and WISDOT, and negotiate an agreement relating to the protection of mass transit employees under the provisions of Section 5333(b), formerly Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Master Agreement contains a provision which requires the City to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Federal Government agains...

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