Resolution Authorizing Funding for the

Regional Transit Authority Plan

                                                                             

WHEREAS, The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board has authorized Harrison Rue, Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) as fiscal agent for the MPO, to execute and file an application to the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia, hereafter referred to as “Department,” for a grant of financial assistance in the amount of $100,000 to defray the costs for the development of the Regional Transit Authority Plan (RTAP) and to accept from the Department grants in such amounts as may be awarded, and to authorize MPO Staff to furnish to the Department such documents and other information as may be required for processing the grant request; and

WHEREAS, a grant of financial assistance from the Department requires a local match of 10% and the 10% local match for this grant of financial assistance is $10,000; and

WHEREAS, the costs of the local match of $10,000 will be distributed equally between the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, with each contributing $5,000; and

WHEREAS, The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board has approved the Regional Transit Authority Plan (RTAP) Scope of Work budget estimate with $100,000 funded by the Department and $100,000 funded by combined equal contribution from the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville, and

WHEREAS, The Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Policy Board has recommended that the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville contribute $50,000 each to the RTAP which includes $5,000 from each jurisdiction to fund the 10% local match required by the Department.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the County of Albemarle will provide funds in the amount of $50,000, to contribute to the Regional Transit Authority Plan, of which $5,000 will be used to match the state funds in the ratio as required and $45,000 will fund its share of the remaining costs of the approved Scope of Work approved by unanimous vote of the MPO Policy Board.  

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