Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Bus Stop Access Agreements


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, william.steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, ext. 7440

Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, chad.butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, ext.7432

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution 15-68 granting approval of Staff Authority to Execute Passenger Bus Stop Access Agreements for service deviations onto private/public, off-street properties.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes 125; Florida Statutes 341.052

Background Discussion

To fulfill operating requirements, transit service will occasionally deviate onto select private / public, off-street properties. Current examples include: Holy Cross, Manatee Technical Institute (MTI), LECOM on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, and several Wal-Mart properties, which serve as key transfer points. Therefore, a boilerplate Passenger Bus Stop Access Agreement was developed in conjunction with the County Attorney's office. These agreements are critical to the success of service enhancement projects. The County Attorney's office, working with Transit Division Staff, drafted a boilerplate Agreement that is currently utilized for off-street bus stops; however, each agreement then requires Board approval. Rather than require Board Action for each agreement, delegation of authority to staff is requested.

Therefore, the following is proposed for Board approval:  adoption of Resolution 15-68.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please, forward a copy of the Resolution to William Steele, Transit Division Manager, william.steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, ext.7440

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Transit Bus Shelter Authority Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  Transit Bus Stop Generic Agreement.pdf