Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #40

2020 Community Transportation Coordination Agreements


Contact and/or Presenter Information
William P. Steele, Transit Division Manager, x7440

Benita Zarr, Transit Operations Superintendent, x7426

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairperson to execute the 2020 Community Transportation Coordination (CTC) Agreements with the following agencies: Centerstone of Florida, Inc., Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Inc., Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida, Inc., and Westside Group Home.

All of these agencies serve as coordinated Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) transportation providers in the local service area, and work closely with Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT).

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes Chapter 427; Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code (FAC); Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD) and the Manatee County Local Coordinating Board (LCB) approved Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP).

The approval of annual coordination agreements is required for consistency with the approved TDSP update and continued funding eligibility.

Background Discussion
  • The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners serves as the designated Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for the Manatee County service area.
  • The local TD program implementation, coordination, and system oversight are provided through the Manatee County Government Public Works Department/Transit Division.
  • The CTC is responsible for coordinating all TD transportation services, which are funded and regulated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Commission of the Transportation Disadvantaged (FCTD). This includes coordination for local TD service provision and execution of coordination agreements with local agencies that serve TD program clients.
  • Several local nonprofit agencies in Manatee County's coordinated TD system request Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 grant funding. The FDOT serves as the "designated recipient" for FTA Section 5310 funding, and the nonprofit agencies that serve TD clients utilize Section 5310 funding to purchase vehicles to provide TD transportation services. 
  • Local agencies must enter into or renew a coordination agreement annually with the CTC as part of their Section 5310 application submittal to FDOT, or to qualify for other state funding.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide one signature copy of each Coordination Agreement to Board Records and two signature copies to Benita Zarr, Public Works, Transit Division, x7426. Call for pick up or send through intra-office mail.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
No Cost

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Centerstone Coordination Agreement 2020.pdf
Attachment:  ES transportation coordination agreement 2020.pdf
Attachment:  Meals on Wheels coordination agreement 2020.pdf
Attachment:  Sunrise UCP coordination agreement 2020.pdf
Attachment:  Westside Group coordination agreement 2020.pdf