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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 16


Meeting Date: August 28, 2001

Subject/Title: Authorization to File an Application for Alameda County with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Funding of the Vasco Road Safety Project

Submitted by: City Manager: Jon Elam
Engineering: J. Stevenson/K. Wahl

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution authorizing the filing of an application for Alameda County with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Funding of the Vasco Road Safety Project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is the State’s spending plan for state and federal funding. The STIP is comprised of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) and the Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP). The program is updated every two years and currently covers a five-year period. As the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the Bay Area, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is responsible for developing the region’s funding priorities for the RTIP and for submitting the proposed projects to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for adoption into the STIP pursuant to Government Code Section 14527(b).

MTC may choose to consult with counties to consider programming a portion of their RTIP shares for projects that will have a regionwide benefit. The Vasco Road Safety Improvement Project is one such regional transportation project and is eligible for inclusion in the RTIP. MTC has requested eligible transportation project sponsors to submit applications nominating projects to be programmed for Regional Improvement Program funds in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program through their local Congestion Management Agency (CMA).

The City of Brentwood is an eligible sponsor, however, for the purposes of project management, and since the project lies totally within Alameda County, the County of Alameda will be listed on the nomination form as sponsor and as implementing agency. The nomination form must be submitted to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), our CMA, by September 1, 2001 for programming in the 2002 STIP. The nomination form, attached, lists the project, purpose, schedule and budget for the project for which funding is being requested.

The Vasco Road Safety Improvement Project is proposed to receive $2.5 million in funding through our nomination form. Other funding for the project will be through Alameda County, the Governor’s Transportation Congestion Relief Program and the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority for a total funding of $14.1 million dollars.

Attachments:
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY WITH THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR FUNDING OF THE VASCO ROAD SAFETY PROJECT.


WHEREAS, SB 45 (Chapter 622, Statutes 1997) substantially revised the process for estimating the amount of state and federal funds available for transportation projects in the state and for appropriating and allocating the available funds to this projects; and

WHEREAS, as part of that new process, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is responsible for programming projects eligible for Regional Improvement Program funds, pursuant to Government Code Section 14527(b), for inclusion in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, and submission to the California Transportation Commission, for inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Program; and

WHEREAS, MTC has requested eligible transportation project sponsors to submit applications nominating projects to be programmed for Regional Improvement Program funds in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program; and

WHEREAS, applications to MTC must be submitted consistent with procedures, conditions, and forms it provides transportation project sponsors; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood, acting for the County of Alameda, is an eligible sponsor of transportation projects eligible for Regional Improvement Program funds; and

WHEREAS, Part 2 of the project application, attached hereto and incorporated herein as though set forth at length, includes the certification of assurances by Alameda County required by SB 45 in order to qualify the project listed in the RTIP project nomination sheet of the project application for programming by MTC.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Brentwood approves the filing of an application naming Alameda County as both the Implementing Agency and the Project Sponsor with MTC to program Regional Improvement Program funds into the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, for the project, purposes and amounts included in the project application attached to this resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be transmitted to CCTA and MTC in conjunction with the filing of the Alameda County application referenced herein.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 28th day of August, 2001 by the following vote:

RTIP Project Application

Part 2: Certification of Assurances


Implementing Agency: Alameda County Public Works Agency
Project Title: Vasco Road Safety Improvements Project 
Date: August 22, 2001 

The implementing agency certifies that the project for which Regional Improvement Program funding is requested meets the following project screening criteria. Please initial each. 

1. The project is eligible for consideration in the RTIP. Pursuant to Streets and Highways Code Section 164 (e), eligible projects include improving state highways, local roads, public transit, intercity rail, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities, and grade separation, transportation system management, transportation demand management, soundwall projects, intermodal facilities, and safety. 
2. For the funds requested, no costs have/will be incurred prior to adoption into the STIP by the CTC.
3. A Project Study Report (PSR) or PSR equivalent has been prepared for the project. 
4. The project budget included in Part 2 of the project application reflects current costs updated as of the date of application and escalated to the appropriate year. 
5. The project is included in a local congestion management program (CMP). (Note: For those counties that have opted out of preparing a CMP in accordance with Government Code Section 65088.3, the project must be consistent with the capital improvement program adopted pursuant to MTC’s funding agreement with the countywide transportation planning agency.) 
6. The year of funding for any design, right-of-way and/or construction phases has taken into consideration the time necessary to obtain environmental clearance and permitting approval for the project. 
7. The project is fully funded. 
8. For projects with STIP federal funds, the implementing agency agrees to contact Caltrans and schedule and complete a field review within six months of the project being adopted or amended into the STIP. 
9. For STIP construction funds, the implementing agency agrees to send a copy of the Caltrans LPP 01-06 “Award Information for STIP Projects – Attachment A” to MTC and/or the CMA, upon award. 
10. The implementing agency agrees to be available for an audit of STIP funds, if requested. 
The implementing agency also agrees to abide by all rules and regulations applying to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and to follow all requirements associated with the funds programmed to the project in the STIP. 

These include, but are not limited to:

1. Environmental requirements: NEPA standards and procedures for all projects with Federal funds; CEQA standards and procedures for all projects programmed with State funds.
2. California Transportation Commission (CTC) requirements for transit projects, formerly associated with the Transit Capital Improvement (TCI) program. These include rules governing right-of-way acquisition, hazardous materials testing, and timely use of funds.
3. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements for transit projects as outlined in FTA regulations and circulars.
4. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Caltrans requirements for highway and other roadway projects as outlined in the Caltrans Local Programs Manual.
5. Federal air quality conformity requirements, and local project review requirements, as outlined in the adopted Bay Area Conformity Revision of the State Implementation Plan (SIP).

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