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File #: 72639    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Greater Madison MPO to enter into an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Enactment date: 8/8/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00563
Title: Authorizing the Greater Madison MPO to enter into an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to continue providing ride-matching services via an interactive, Internet -based application
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Nasra Wehelie, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Attachments: 1. Rideshare Three Party MOU 220712_FINAL.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to enter into an agreement to continue ride-matching services via an internet based application. The cost of subscription fees will be $18,647 in 2023, which is $1,220 higher than 2022. Additional costs will be reflected in MPO's 2023 budget request. About 84% of the MPO’s budget is covered by federal grant funding with the remaining matching funds covered by the city of Madison and other communities in the MPO planning area.

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Authorizing the Greater Madison MPO to enter into an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to continue providing ride-matching services via an interactive, Internet -based application
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison Planning Division provides staffing for the Greater Madison MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) and the city serves as the MPO’s fiscal and administrative agent; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Madison MPO (“MPO”) is the designated MPO for the Madison Metropolitan Area with responsibilities to perform metropolitan transportation planning and programming activities; and

WHEREAS, the MPO administers a transportation demand management (TDM) program called RoundTrip (formerly named Rideshare Etc.), which provides van/carpool ride-matching and other alternative transportation promotion services, works with employers to conduct TDM programs, coordinates TDM efforts of other agencies and organizations, provides assistance on other initiatives to promote alternatives to single-occupant driving, including employer-based commuter challenges, and produces and disseminates TDM marketing materials; and

WHEREAS, the MPO and the City of Madison recognize the need for and many benefits of TDM programs and other strategies to promote the use of alternatives to single-occupant driving, including public transit, car/vanpooling, bicycling, and walking in the region; and
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