Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091821
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File Number: 091821 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-870-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FEASIBILITY OF AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER FROM MIA TO MIC Introduced: 6/11/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/30/2009
Agenda Date: 6/30/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO STUDY FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT OPERATING THE AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER THAT CONNECTS MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE MIAMI INTERMODAL CENTER [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 091603]
Indexes: FEASIBILITY STUDY
  MIAMI INTERMODAL CENTER (MIC)
  MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/30/2009 11A13 Adopted P

County Attorney 6/11/2009 Assigned Deborah B. Mastin 6/12/2009

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 6/10/2009 2A AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Jordan relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Gimenez. Commissioner Edmonson asked that she be listed as a co-sponsor to this resolution. Commissioner Rolle questioned whether a cost savings could be achieved if the Miami-Dade Transit Agency (Transit) replaced the Miami-Dade Aviation Department as the operator and maintainer of the Automated People Mover that connects Miami International Airport (MIA) with the Miami Intermodel Center (MIC). Mr. Kapoor, Director, Transit, noted Transit was reviewing the existing contract and working with the Aviation Department Director to determine if a cost savings could be achieved by Transit providing this service in-house. He also noted Transit would need sixty (60) days to complete this feasibility study. Commissioner Rolle stated he supported this proposal if Transit could do the task more efficiently than the Aviation Department. In response to Vice-Chairman Gimenez’ question whether this was a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) contract, Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort affirmed this was a DBOM contract and her office would need to review its framework for legal sufficiency. Vice-Chairman Gimenez noted his concern with this contract being a DBOM contract. He noted that if the contract was legally possible and Transit was determined to be cheaper, he wanted to ensure that Transit would be held accountable for providing the service at its lesser price. Commissioner Jordan noted all of these concerns would be considered in the feasibility study. She pointed out that Transit currently maintained the Automated People Mover operation for the City of Miami, and that it was unfortunate the County contracted out the maintenance of this operation when it could have been handled in-house. She noted she felt that Transit should be given the opportunity to do this task if this contract was determined to be legal. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee forwarded the foregoing proposed resolution to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) to require this feasibility study be provided to this Committee within 60 days in lieu of 30 days.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO STUDY FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT OPERATING THE AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER THAT CONNECTS MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE MIAMI INTERMODAL CENTER

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board has awarded a design-build-operate-maintain contract for the automated people mover facility that, when completed, will connect Miami International Airport to the Miami Intermodal Center, and that contract is currently in the design and construction phases under the administrative oversight of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Transit Department will be constructing and operating an extension of the Metrorail system that will connect with the Miami Intermodal Center; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Transit Department has long, extensive and successful experience operating and maintaining the automated people movers located in the business district of the City of Miami; and
WHEREAS, this Board is interested in learning whether it would be prudent and in the best interests of the citizens of Miami-Dade County for the Miami-Dade Transit Department to operate and maintain the automated people mover that will connect Miami International Airport to the Miami Intermodal Center,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby requests that the County Mayor or his designee study the feasibility of assigning to the Miami-Dade Transit Department the task of operating and maintaining the automated people mover system and its associated vehicles that will connect Miami International Airport to the Miami Intermodal Center. The County Mayor is requested to furnish this study to this Board within [[30]]1 >>60<< days of the effective date hereof.

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed.



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