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File #: 200014.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/28/2020 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Public Transit Grant Award Agreement for Florida Department of Transportation Section 5311 CARES Act Grant Funds for Regional Transit System (RTS) Project (B) This item is a request for the City Commission to adopt a resolution authorizing the City of Gainesville dba Regional Transit System to enter into a Public Transportation Grant Agreement for the acceptance of Section 5311 CARES Act grant funds.
Attachments: 1. 200014A_Draft Resolution_20200618, 2. 200014B_Draft PTGA_20200618, 3. 200014_Resolution_20200618.pdf

Title

Public Transit Grant Award Agreement for Florida Department of Transportation Section 5311 CARES Act Grant Funds for Regional Transit System (RTS) Project (B)

 

This item is a request for the City Commission to adopt a resolution authorizing the City of Gainesville dba Regional Transit System to enter into a Public Transportation Grant Agreement for the acceptance of Section 5311 CARES Act grant funds.

 

Explanation

Federal funds are available from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide rural service that operates in east Gainesville and adjacent rural areas. The funding for this grant is emergency relief funding designated through the CARES Act, and requires no matching local funds.

 

RTS will use the funds to provide rural service in east Gainesville, in conjunction with its micro-transit Section 5311 funding enables RTS to provide an additional level of service, improving access to and from rural areas surrounding Gainesville for health care activities such as dialysis and medical appointments, shopping and other critically-needed services.

 

FDOT requires the governing board of each public transit system to adopt a Resolution authorizing the agency to enter into a PTGA for the acceptance of grant funds.

 

Fiscal Note

The Public Transportation Grant Agreement for this project provides $100,000 in funding and does not require any matching City funds.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission 1) adopt the resolution authorizing the City of Gainesville dba Regional Transit System to enter into a Public Transportation Grant Agreement for the acceptance of Section 5311 CARES Act grant funds, and 2) authorize the City Manager or designee to execute the PTGA for the aforementioned project, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality.




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