Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 18, 2013
REVISED June 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

Annual Transportation Disadvantaged Trip & Equipment Grant Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William P. Steele, Transit Division Manager, x7440

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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-103, authorizing the Chairman to Execute a Trip and Equipment Grant Application Agreement with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged for the period of 1 July, 2013 through June 30, 2014, in the amount of $648,999.00; and approval of the updated rate model and corresponding trip reimbursement rates.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 427, F.S. Rule 41-2, F.A.C. Comp Plan 6.0 Mass Transit Element

Background Discussion
  • The annual Trip and Equipment Grant makes available $583,934.00 in Disadvantaged State Funds for the provision of services for the Transportation Disadvantaged, and also makes available $165.00 in Voluntary Dollar Contribution for a total of $584,099 provided through State funding.
  • The Trip and Equipment Grant requires a 10% local match of $64,882.00, which will be funded through Para Transit fare box revenues.
  • Once executed, the Agreement provided for the availability of State funds to help support the cost of providing passenger trips to non-sponsored transportation disadvantaged clients in accordance with Chapter 427, Florida Statutes, Rule 41-2, Florida Administrative Code, the most current Commission policies, and the Program Manual for the Trip and Equipment Grant for non-sponsored trips, as revised on April 27, 2012.
  • The updated Transportation Disadvantaged Rate Model for 2013-2014 authorizes a per trip reimbursement of $21.02 for each ambulatory trip; $36.03 for each wheelchair trip; and $2.00 for each escort/companion trip, with total cumulative reimbursement for the contract period not to exceed the State contribution of $584,099.
  • The new per trip reimbursement rates have been incorporated into the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant Agreement as "Exhibit B, page 2."

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return a copy of the signed Resolution and two signed copies of the original Trip & Equipment Grant Agreement to Rodney Beggs, (rodney.beggs@mymanatee.org) to be forwarded to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged for signature. A completely signed Agreement will be forward to Board Records upon return.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
435-0012100 Par Transit Operating $64,882.00; Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged $584,117

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CTD Letter dtd May 29, 2013.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R13-103 TD Grant.pdf
Attachment:  2013-2014 TD Grant Info Form.pdf
Attachment:  2013-2014 TD Rate Model Worksheet.pdf
Attachment:  2013-2014 TD Grant JPA.pdf