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File Number: 112118
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File Number: 112118 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1076-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: JPA W/ THE FDOT RE: FLAGLER MAX BUS ROUTE SERVICE Introduced: 10/12/2011
Requester: Miami-Dade Transit Cost: Final Action: 12/6/2011
Agenda Date: 12/6/2011 Agenda Item Number: 8O2
Notes: TLL- 10/12/2011 Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (JPA) WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PROVIDE STATE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $764,617 FOR OPERATION OF THE FLAGLER MAX BUS ROUTE SERVICE; AUTHORIZING THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AS SPECIFIED IN THE JPA; AND AUTHORIZING RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS SHOULD THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS SPECIFIED IN THE JPA
Indexes: BUS ROUTE SERVICE
  JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
Sponsors: NONE
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 12/6/2011 8O2 Adopted P

Regional Transportation Committee 11/7/2011 3A Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read into the record the title of the foregoing resolution. Chairman Barriero opened the public hearing in connection with the foregoing proposed resolution. He closed the public hearing after no one wishing to speak appeared. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 10/27/2011 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 10/27/2011

County Mayor 10/12/2011 Assigned County Attorney 12/6/2011
REPORT: MDT (ASST. COUNTY ATTY: BRUCE LIBHABER) (PENDING CMTE ASSIGNMENT) (NO BCC SPONSOR)

County Mayor 10/12/2011 Assigned Alina Tejeda-Hudak 10/21/2011 10/12/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (JPA) WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PROVIDE STATE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $764,617 FOR OPERATION OF THE FLAGLER MAX BUS ROUTE SERVICE; AUTHORIZING THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AS SPECIFIED IN THE JPA; AND AUTHORIZING RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS SHOULD THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS SPECIFIED IN THE JPA

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference; and

WHEREAS, the State of Florida is authorized to enter into agreements to provide State funding for transportation programs and projects,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:

Section 1. That this Board approves the agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation, in substantially the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, to provide $764,617 in State funding to support the Flagler Max (Route #51), a State Transit Corridor Project.

Section 2. That this Board further authorizes the Mayor, Mayor’s designee, or Miami-Dade Transit Director, to execute such contracts and agreements as are approved by the County Attorney’s Office; to receive and expend funds in accordance with such aforementioned contracts and agreements; to receive and expend any additional funds should they become available; and to file and execute any additional agreements, revisions, or amendments as required to carry out the projects for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Section 3. That the County staff is authorized to furnish such additional information as the FDOT may require in connection with the application for the improvement.

HEADER
Date:

To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Joint Participation Agreement in the Amount of $764,617 with the Florida Department of Transportation to Provide State Funding for the Operation of the Flagler MAX Bus Route Service

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) authorize the execution of a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) in substantially the form attached, with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide $764,617 in State funds for a State Transit Corridor project operating as the Flagler MAX (Route #51) bus route service.

It is further recommended that the Board authorize the receipt and expenditure of funds as specified in this agreement. No local match is required for this program.

SCOPE
While this route runs through County Commission Districts 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 12, the impact of the project benefits the riding public and is therefore, countywide.

FISCAL IMPACT/FUNDING SOURCE
Under the State Transit Corridor program, FDOT is providing $764,617 to support continued operation of the Flagler MAX. No local match is required. The funding of $764,617 provided by this JPA increases the overall State contribution to $12,659,699 to date, since the inception of the Flagler MAX in 1993.

The current and future on-going annual operating cost for the Flagler MAX bus route service is approximately $3 million. The balance of the operating cost for this route is provided through the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Operating budget and is budgeted within the 29.2 million revenue miles.

TRACK RECORD/MONITOR
MDT has entered into numerous funding agreements with FDOT over the course of more than 25 years. The Project Manager for this JPA is Suzanne Salichs, Ph.D., Grants Manager, MDT Financial Services.

DELEGATED AUTHORITY
In accordance with Section 2-8.3 of the Miami-Dade County Code related to identifying delegation of Board authority, there are no authorities beyond that specified in the resolution which include authority for the Mayor, Mayor’s designee or the MDT Director to execute the agreement and receive and expend these and any additional funds should they become available.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND
Chapter 341 of the Florida Statutes provides State Transit Corridor funding to relieve traffic congestion and improve road capacity within identified transportation corridors. The Flagler MAX was inaugurated in January 1993, with an initial Transit Corridor JPA. FDOT has since provided financial assistance for the operation of the Flagler MAX bus route service with supplemental funding each year.

This route provides weekday service with limited stops between the western portion of Miami-Dade County, primarily along West Flagler Street, and Downtown Miami. For the first nine (9) years of operation (1993-2002), the Flagler MAX operated peak hours only and averaged 1,800 boardings per day. In 2002, midday service was added and the current average weekday boarding is 3,600.

On March 1, 2011, the Board approved Resolution R-143-11, authorizing a Supplemental JPA for $467,500 in support of funding for this route. The State has provided on-going funding in earlier years of a generally similar amount. Since the inception of the Flagler MAX in 1993, FDOT has provided a total of $12,659,699 to date in support of this route through on-going annual allocations.





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