CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
COUNCIL BILL NO. R-17-150 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________
SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton
Approving And Authorizing The Filing Of A Grant Application For Transportation Demand Management Program With The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Of The U.S. Department Of Transportation And Providing For An Appropriation To The Transit Department (Benton)
WHEREAS, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds in the amount of $981,655 are available from the U.S. Department of Transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Environmental Protection Agency has classified the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County as a "maintenance area" for carbon monoxide; and
WHEREAS, the Transportation Demand Management Program is one of the projects identified in the 2016-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that will ultimately provide another type of transit service within the Albuquerque Urbanized Area; and
WHEREAS, the encouragement of the use of alternative transportation to improve air quality and decrease traffic congestion has been identified as a program strategy related to Goal 3 on Public Infrastructure of the City's Five-Year Goals Plan; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to accept these funds which requires a cash match in the amount of $167,286 from the FY17 Transfer to Operating Grants Program in the General Fund which includes the City's portion of Indirect Overhead (IDOH).
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. That the application for aid for financing of public transportation projects pursuant to 49 U.S.C., 5307 with the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the amount of $981,655 is hereby approved, and its acceptance and filing with the appropriate official or office is in all respects approved.
Section 2. That upon award, funds in the amount of $1,148,941 consistin...Click here for full text