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File #: 210693.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/1/2021 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 1/6/2022 Final action: 1/6/2022
Title: Resolution for 49 U.S. Code Chapter 53, Section 5310 Grant Applications (B) This item is a request for the City Commission to adopt a Resolution required in support of the Regional Transit System (RTS) application for two Florida Department of Transportation 49 U.S. Code Chapter 53, Section 5310 grants to purchase paratransit trips providing demand response service for persons with disabilities and ADA service to the disabled citizens of Gainesville and capital assistance to purchase a replacement bus, and for the Interim City Manager or designee to execute related Public Transportation Grant Agreement(s) with the Florida Department of Transportation.
Attachments: 1. 210693A_Draft 5310 Resolution_20220106, 2. 210693_Resolution Final_20220106
Title

Resolution for 49 U.S. Code Chapter 53, Section 5310 Grant Applications (B)

This item is a request for the City Commission to adopt a Resolution required in support of the Regional Transit System (RTS) application for two Florida Department of Transportation 49 U.S. Code Chapter 53, Section 5310 grants to purchase paratransit trips providing demand response service for persons with disabilities and ADA service to the disabled citizens of Gainesville and capital assistance to purchase a replacement bus, and for the Interim City Manager or designee to execute related Public Transportation Grant Agreement(s) with the Florida Department of Transportation.

Explanation

In October 2021, federal funds were made available through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 49 U.S. Code Chapter 53, Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities grant program, and RTS has applied for funds to assist with the purchase of paratransit trips and a replacement bus. This is a competitive grant application process administered by FDOT, providing assistance throughout the state with federal funding to support specific, identified prioritized transportation needs.

Grant applications were submitted in December 2021, and FDOT requires that applying agencies’ adopted resolutions are provided no later than February for inclusion with submitted federal grant packages. If funded, the grants will provide much-needed paratransit trips to ensure safe transport to City of Gainesville citizens riding fixed route trips, and capital assistance to purchase a replacement bus. RTS is requesting that the City Commission pass the Resolution to complete the application packages.

Strategic Connection: Goal 3: A Great Place to Live & Experience by providing affordable transit services.

Fiscal Note

Funds are allocated in the Department of Transportation and Mobility, RTS FY22 budget to provide the requ...

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