File Number: 112119
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|File Number: 112119||File Type: Resolution||Status: Adopted|
|Version: 0||Reference: R-1075-11||Control: Board of County Commissioners|
|Requester: Miami-Dade Transit||Cost:||Final Action: 12/6/2011|
|Sunset Provision: No||Effective Date:||Expiration Date:|
|Registered Lobbyist:||None Listed|
|Acting Body||Date||Agenda Item||Action||Sent To||Due Date||Returned||Pass/Fail|
|Board of County Commissioners||12/6/2011||8O1||Adopted||P|
|Regional Transportation Committee||11/7/2011||1E2||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 (Public Hearing) - Bruce Libhaber signed the resolution - pending cmte - Attachments: Map, SJPA|
|County Mayor||10/12/2011||Assigned||Alina Tejeda-Hudak||10/11/2011|
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SUPPLEMENTAL JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT (SJPA) WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PROVIDE STATE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $185,004 FOR THE OPERATION AND RE-ALIGNMENT OF ROUTE 133 BUS FEEDER SERVICE TO HIALEAH MARKET AND TRI-RAIL/METRORAIL TRANSFER STATIONS; AUTHORIZING THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AS SPECIFIED IN THE SJPA; AND AUTHORIZING RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS SHOULD THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS SPECIFIED IN THE SJPA
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; and
WHEREAS, a Public Hearing was held at Committee,
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 $185,004 in funding to support the operation and re-alignment of the Route 133 bus feeder service to the Hialeah Market and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Stations while train service is relocated during the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) construction.
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.
To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners
From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Subject: Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement
with the Florida Department of Transportation to Provide Additional State Funding
in the Amount of $185,004 for the Operation and Realignment of the Miami-Dade Transit
Route 133 Bus Feeder Service
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) authorize the execution of a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement (SJPA) in substantially the form attached, with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide additional State funding in the amount of $185,004 for the operation and temporary re-alignment of Route 133, extending bus feeder service to the Hialeah Market Station and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station while train service is relocated during the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) construction.
It is further recommended that the Board authorize the receipt and expenditure of funds as specified in this agreement. No local match is required to receive the State funding provided by this SJPA.
While this route runs through Commission Districts 6 and 13, the impact of this project benefits the riding public and is therefore, countywide.
FISCAL IMPACT/FUNDING SOURCE
FDOT is providing $185,004 in State funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 for the operation and temporary re-alignment of the Route 133 bus feeder service to the Hialeah Market Station and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station while train service is relocated during construction of the MIC. The funding of $185,004 provided by this SJPA increases the overall State contribution to $292,923. No local match is required for this SJPA.
The State has programmed an additional $123,000 in the Adopted Five Year Work Program for FY 2012-2013 to fund the future operating costs of this route extension. Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) anticipates operating this re-alignment until September 2013. The estimated on-going annual operating cost for re-alignment of Route 133 is $191,847.
MDT has entered into numerous funding agreements with FDOT over the course of more than 25 years. The Project Manager for this SJPA is Suzanne Salichs, Ph.D., Grants Manager, MDT, Financial Services.
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 includes 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.
Florida Statutes Section 343.54 (3)(g) enacted in 2003, grants authority to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) to develop and provide feeder transit services to/from stations within/across counties. Feeder service is defined as any agreed upon means of bus and/or rail equipment used to transport SFRTA passengers to/from a SFRTA train station.
Since 2002, Miami-Dade County and the SFRTA have had an Interlocal Agreement which provides reimbursement of approximately $660,000 to the County for operation of the SFRTA Bus Feeder Services. This agreement provides fare free bus feeder service to patrons transferring to and from Tri-Rail. Two feeders are covered in the Interlocal Agreement—Routes 132 and 133. Route 132 goes from the Hialeah Market Station to Doral via 36th Street. Route 133 connected passengers between the Miami Airport Station and the Airport Terminal.
Because the Miami Airport station is adjacent to the on-going construction of the AirportLink's Metrorail station, this required SFRTA to change their southern terminus to the Hialeah Market Station instead of the Miami Airport Station. As a result, this also required MDT to re-align the Route 133, by extending service to the Hialeah Market Station.
On April 4, 2011, the original JPA authorized by the Board (R-239-11), approved $107,919 in State funding for the operation and re-alignment of the Route 133 while the train service relocated during the MIC construction. Due to railroad operating capacity limitations, Tri-Rail must truncate two afternoon trips to the Hialeah Market Station at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station. Therefore, the Route 133 re-alignment will now be extended to the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station in addition to the Hialeah Market Station.
SFRTA originally anticipated the closing of the Miami Airport Station in March 2011, which would have yielded MDT an estimated cost savings of approximately $90,000 for flagging services required at the MIC station. However, due to the issues surrounding railroad operational capacity limitations, the closing of the station did not occur until September 12, 2011. Therefore, the original projected savings did not materialize.
MDT anticipates operating this Route 133 re-alignment until September 2013. The funding of $185,004 provided by this SJPA increases the overall State contribution to $292,923. The State will continue to provide additional funding as needed for future operation of this bus feeder service.
Deputy Mayor/County Manager
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