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File #: 72605    Version: 1 Name: Supporting and approving the application to the US DOT by the City of Madison for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Safety Improvements, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with US DOT
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Enactment date: 8/8/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00537
Title: Supporting and approving the application to the US DOT by the City of Madison for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Safety Improvements, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with US DOT, if awarded the grant (Citywide)
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution supports and approves the City of Madison submission to the US DOT for a Railroad Crossing Elimination Program grant, which can be used for crossing safety improvements. The resolution also approves the acceptance of the grant if awarded and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter a grant agreement with the US DOT if awarded the grant. The requested grant amount is anticipated to be up to $5 million. This resolution commits to providing the required 20% matching funds, up to $1,000,000, should the proposed grant be awarded to the City of Madison. Funding for the local match would need to be included in the 2023 Capital Budget.

Title
Supporting and approving the application to the US DOT by the City of Madison for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Safety Improvements, the acceptance of the grant, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a grant agreement with US DOT, if awarded the grant (Citywide)
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Whereas the City of Madison has numerous rail lines traveling through the city; and
Whereas, the City of Madison seeks to provide the highest safety levels at railroad crossings; and
Whereas, the City of Madison has an adopted quiet zone plan which can benefit from safety improvements at railroad crossings; and
Whereas, the City of Madison desires the future restoration of passenger rail service to the City, which will require safety improvements at railroad crossings; and
Whereas, the US DOT’s Federal Rail Administration’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Program has allocated $573 million for safety improvements at railroad crossings; and
Whereas, the US DOT’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Program does not just fund crossing eliminations, but also funds alternate safety improvements; and
Whereas, the railroad safety improvements associated with this grant program are consistent with Madison’s pursuit of safe railroad crossings, future quiet zone implementation, and the reestablishment of passenger rai...

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