Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122349
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File Number: 122349 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-40-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Introduced: 11/26/2012
Requester: Miami-Dade Transit Cost: Final Action: 1/23/2013
Agenda Date: 1/23/2013 Agenda Item Number: 8N3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RETROACTIVE APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR, MAYOR’S DESIGNEE, OR MDT DIRECTOR TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN
Indexes: INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Co-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 1/23/2013 8N3 Adopted P

Regional Transportation Committee 12/10/2012 3D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. In response to Commissioner Zapata’s request for a reason for the delay in forwarding the agreement to the City of North Miami for execution, Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort said no good reason for the delay existed. She said none of the Joint Participation Agreements (JPA’s) was moved in a timely fashion. She said the JPA’s were approved in previous Committee meetings, including a JPA for Coral Gables. Hearing no further discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 11/27/2012 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 11/27/2012

County Mayor 11/26/2012 Assigned County Attorney 1/23/2013
REPORT: MDT - Bruce Libhaber assisted - pending cmte - Attachment: Agreeement

County Mayor 11/26/2012 Assigned Alina Tejeda-Hudak 11/26/2012

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RETROACTIVE APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR, MAYOR’S DESIGNEE, OR MDT DIRECTOR TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board retroactively approves an Interlocal Agreement for public transportation services between Miami-Dade County and the City of North Miami and authorizes the County Mayor, Mayor’s designee or MDT Director to execute same for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County.

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Date:

To: Honorable Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Resolution Authorizing Execution and Retroactive Approval of an Interlocal Agreement for Public Transportation
Services Between Miami-Dade County and the City of North Miami for the Operation of the NOMI Express

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) retroactively approve an Interlocal Agreement (Agreement) for Public Transportation Services between Miami-Dade County, through Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), and the City of North Miami (City) for the operation of public transportation service in and around the City for the operation of the North Miami.

SCOPE
This Interlocal Agreement has a direct impact on Commission Districts 2 and 4. However, due to the connection of service with other MDT routes, the impact of this service benefits the public, and is therefore, Countywide.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to the County for this Agreement. The City will be responsible for all operating and maintenance costs of the service and will use its annual Charter County Transportation Surtax (Surtax) proceeds for the operation and maintenance of this service. There has not been a significant impact on MDT revenues.

TRACK RECORD/MONITOR
This will be the third Agreement between MDT and the City. The project manager for this Agreement is Robert Pearsall, Section Chief, Service Planning and Scheduling.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND
In 1999, Miami-Dade County entered into the first Agreement with the City of North Miami for a shuttle route (R-360-99). The city began operating the service in early 1999; the route has proven to be quite successful and has been expanded to five routes. The NOMI Express provides relief from local traffic congestion, reduces parking issues, and connects to surrounding areas through the MDT system.

The previous Agreement with the City of North Miami was executed in September 2003 for a period of five years, with three one-year options-to renew. The last option that was renewed expired in September 8, 2010 and, unfortunately, MDT staff did not forward this Interlocal to the City in a timely manner for execution. The attached Agreement was approved by the City on September 17, 2012.

This Agreement allows the City to provide residents and visitors with public transportation services in accordance with Chapter 31, Article III, Section 31-113 of the County Code, which concerns the ability of municipalities to operate public transit services only under Interlocal Agreements with the County.

Key provisions of this Agreement include:

* The City will adhere to all county, federal, state and local transit operating and reporting requirements.

* This Agreement is retroactive to September 8, 2010 upon approval of the Board and shall remain in force for five years thereafter. This Agreement is subject to two five-year automatic renewals. Each party has the right to terminate for cause or without cause.

* MDT and the City will work collaboratively to exchange route and schedule information for the benefit of the riders.

* The North Miami NOMI Express currently operates five routes (Exhibit A).

Route Monday – Thursdays Friday Green Route 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Orange Route 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Blue Route 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Red Route 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The NOMI Express Special Route only operates while schools are in session. There is no service on weekends or on City observed holidays.

* The City is responsible for all passenger shelters and benches at all bus stops located within the City.

The City is currently operating the service at no cost to patrons.  In the case where the City may charge a fare, similar to other agreements for service, this Agreement requires the City to enact a fare structure to include the acceptance of all MDT passes, transfers, or identification entitling an eligible passenger to ride the Service without paying an additional fare (i.e., Patriot and Golden Passport) or for half fare (i.e. K-12 students).

This Agreement is essentially the same as those previously approved by the Board with several other municipalities.


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Alina T. Hudak
Deputy Mayor



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