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File #: 181057.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/14/2019 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 6/6/2019 Final action: 6/6/2019
Title: Resolution for a Commuter Assistance Program/Ride Share Grant to Maintain a Van Pool Program (B) This is a request for the City Commission adopt a resolution to allow the Regional Transit System (RTS) to continue the existing Van Pool Program that is operating in the Tri-County region around Gainesville.
Attachments: 1. 181057A_FDOT Vanpool PTGA-Draft Resolution_20190606.pdf, 2. 181057B_FDOT Vanpool PTGA_20190606.PDF, 3. 181057_Resolution_20190606.pdf

Title

Resolution for a Commuter Assistance Program/Ride Share Grant to Maintain a Van Pool Program (B)

 

This is a request for the City Commission adopt a resolution to allow the Regional Transit System (RTS) to continue the existing Van Pool Program that is operating in the Tri-County region around Gainesville. 

 

Explanation

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has requested that RTS continue to act as a pass through for the funding to allow the van pool program to operate.  There are fourteen (14) vans currently operating in the area bringing workers into Gainesville to the VA Hospital and Shands Medical center.   The vans currently originate in Lake City, Ocala, Jacksonville and Putman County. State funds are available through FDOT to subsidize the current van pool program with  Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC.  The City will not be responsible for any portion of the day to day operations, management of the program, or vehicles associated with the van pool program.  FDOT has assured RTS that there will only be very minimal staff time required to manage this grant program.

 

RTS is requesting the City Commission adopt a resolution allowing RTS to continue the oversight of the current program and provide the opportunity to develop additional van pool opportunities to other interested citizens. 

 

Fiscal Note

The FDOT grant will fully fund this project.  The administrative cost of RTS staff to oversee and monitor this project on behalf of FDOT is nominal.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission: 1) adopt the Resolution for a Commuter Assistance Program/Ride Share Grant to Maintain a Van Pool Program; and 2) authorize the City Manager or designee to execute the related documents with FDOT, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality.




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