Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 9, 2013
April 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Designated Recipient


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, x7440

Chad Butzow, P.E., Deputy Director-Field Operations, x7432

Action Requested
Adoption of  Resolution R-13-070 authorizing the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to designate Florida Department of Transportation as the Designated Recipient of Federal Transit Administration formula-based Section 5310 funds for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities for the Sarasota/Bradenton urbanized area (UZA) as required under MAP-21. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
49 U.S.C. Section 5310/MAP-21 Section 20009

Background Discussion
  • To receive FTA 5310 funds, the urbanized area must identify a Designated Recipient (DR) for those funds.
  • Identifying a Designated Recipient (DR) must be a public process, and is usually achieved through coordination with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in the UZA.
  • Responsibilities of the Designated Recipient include:
    • Notify eligible local entities of funding availability.
    • Develop project selection process, including criteria.
    • Determine project eligibility.
    • Developing program management plan.
    • Developing program of projects.
    • Maintain satisfactory continuing control over capital assets procured with federal funds.
    • Ensuring all subrecipients comply with federal requirements.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a certified copy of the signed Resolution and the executed letter to Rodney Beggs (rodney.beggs@mymanatee.org) to be forwarded to the Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MAP-21 Program Consolidation Fact Sheet.pdf
Attachment:  Designated Recipients Roles.pdf
Attachment:  Designation Resolution 13-070.pdf
Attachment:  FDOT Designation letter.pdf