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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #67


Subject
Public Transportation Grant Agreements (PTGAs), for State Transit Corridor Program Funding

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x7440

Ryan Suarez, Transit Planning Manager, Ryan.Suarez@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x7622


Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-19-164 authorizing the Public Works Director, or designee, to execute Public Transportation Grant Agreements (PTGA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT):  Financial Project Number 410895-1-84-07, Contract No. G1F41, and Financial Project Number 410895-1-94-07, Contract No. G1F87.

The grant agreements provide funding for eligible operating assistance expenses in FY 2019/20 in the amount of $267,359, and for capital assistance in the amount of $540,000.



Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 341, Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element, Resolution R-12-197.

Background Discussion
  • The FDOT Transit Corridor Development Program was enacted by the State Legislature to provide funding to support public transit services within specific transportation corridors, where services are designed to reduce or alleviate congestion or other mobility issues within  the corridor.
  • Transit Corridor Development Program funding is discretionary and distributed by FDOT based upon demonstrated need.
  • Eligible Transit Corridor Development Program projects must be identified in a locally-adopted Transit Development Plan (TDP), Congestion Management System Plan, or other formal study.
  • Manatee County has complied with all the program requirements necessary to qualify as a recipient of the FY 2019/20 annual allocation of Transit Corridor Development Program funding in the amount of $807,359 (i.e.,this is the combined allocation including operating and capital assistance).
  • Operating assistance funding for the Transit Corridor Development Program is a 50/50 cost sharing program with the FDOT. The $267,359 local share required to meet grant criteria is currently allocated in the FY 2019/20 Transit Anna Maria Island (AMI) Trolley operating budget to support the Manatee County Government share of costs.
  • The Capital assistance funding for the Transit Corridor Development Program is the purchase of one (1) Low Flow Trolley vehicle to provide public transportation along the SR 789/Gulf Drive corridor and replace an existing vehicle which has reached the end of their useful life. The capital assistance funding for the Transit Corridor Development Program requires a 90/10 cost sharing program with the FDOT. The $60,000 local share require to meet grant criteria is currently allocated in the FY 2019/2020 Transit AMI Trolley operating budget to support the Manatee County Government share of costs.
  • Transit Corridor Development Program funding is utilized as operating and capital assistance to support the Anna Maria Island (AMI) Trolley services, serving the Gulf Drive corridor. Previously, FDOT funding for this project has ranged between $288,000 and $756,000 to Manatee County, beginning with the original BCC Authorizing Resolution.
  • Resolution R-19-164 authorizes the execution of these two PTGAs, and once fully executed, these agreements will remain in effect until December 31, 2021.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please return four (4) signed originals (in blue ink) of Resolution 
19-164 to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org, x7354, to be forwarded to the Florida Department of Transportation. A fully executed, signed PTGA will be forwarded to Board Record upon return.


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
435-0012002 Transit Trolley Operating: FDOT Funds $807,359.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
The portion of expense in the above cost center is a revenue from FDOT.


Attachment:  410895-1-94-07 PTGA for Agency Execution.pdf
Attachment:  410895-1-84-07 (G1F41) PTGA for Agency Execution.pdf
Attachment:  Transit Corridor PTGA Resolution 2.pdf