Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122350
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File Number: 122350 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Introduced: 11/26/2012
Requester: Miami-Dade Transit Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 1/23/2013 Agenda Item Number: 8N2
Notes: SEE 130145 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND RETROACTIVE APPROVAL OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF AVENTURA; 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 8N2 Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 8N2; Legislative File No. 130145 for the amended version.)

Regional Transportation Committee 12/10/2012 3E Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no 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: Interlocal Agreement

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

Legislative Text


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

BODY
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 Aventura 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 Aventura for
the Operation of the Aventura Express Shuttle Bus

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 Aventura (City) for the operation of public transportation service in and around Aventura.

SCOPE
This Interlocal Agreement has a direct impact on Commission District 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 Aventura for the Express Shuttle Bus (R-582-99). 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 Aventura Express Shuttle Bus 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 Aventura 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 on September 21, 2010 and, unfortunately, MDT staff did not forward this Agreement to the City in a timely manner for execution. The attached Agreement was approved by the City of Aventura on July 9, 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 22, 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 Aventura Shuttle Bus currently operates five routes (Exhibit A).

o The Blue route serves Northern Aventura
o The Green & Red routes serve Central Aventura
o The Purple & Yellow routes serve Southern Aventura

* Aventura currently operates the Blue, Green, Red & Purple routes weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, all routes operate from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Yellow route operates on Saturdays from 8:45 am. to 9:30 p.m.

* 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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