CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 12
Meeting Date: April 26, 2005
Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution authorizing a request to the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year
2004/05 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project
funding in the amount of $31,500 for a portion of the Minnesota Avenue
Sidewalk Improvement Project, no CIP number assigned.
Prepared by: Finance: Karen Wahl, Grants Administrator
Submitted by: Engineering: Bailey Grewal, City Engineer
Approve a Resolution authorizing a request to the Metropolitan
Transportation Commission (MTC) for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2004/2005
Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle Funding in
the amount of $31,500 for a portion of the Minnesota Avenue Sidewalk
Improvement Project; no CIP number assigned.
On January 27, 2004, City Council approved a resolution authorizing the
submittal of a grant proposal to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
(MTC) Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3
Pedestrian/Bicycle Program for partial funding of the Minnesota Avenue
Sidewalk Improvement Project.
On April 27, 2004, City Council approved a resolution authorizing a request
to MTC for the allocation of FY 2004/05 TDA Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle
funding in the amount of $31,500 for the Minnesota Avenue Sidewalk
Improvement Project, no CIP number assigned.
On November 9, 2004, City Council approved a resolution authorizing a
request to MTC for approval of a revision to the scope of work of the
Minnesota Avenue Sidewalk Improvement Project, no CIP number assigned, which
was awarded FY 2004/05 Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds.
An application was submitted to MTC in January 2004 requesting $31,500 from
the TDA Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle Program for upgrading the existing
mid-block crosswalk and adding flashing beacons and funding was awarded in
The increase in traffic resulting from residential development which is now
underway on Minnesota Avenue just north of the project location prompted
staff to reevaluate the plan to improve the existing mid-block crosswalk in
front of the Bristow Middle School. In doing so, the proposed improvements
resulted in a change of scope from the original grant application. The
change in scope does not diminish the intent of the original scope but
instead will improve and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety while
addressing the needs of a growing city.
The revised project scope differs from the original grant application in
that the original mid-block crosswalk location will be replaced by two new
crosswalks at Sand Creek and Deer Creek near both limits of the Bristow
Middle School property. Both new crosswalks are proposed to have in-pavement
lighting and flashing beacons.
The Transportation Development Act, Public Utilities Code Section 99200 et
seq., requires the Transportation Planning Agency to adopt rules and
regulations delineating procedures for the submission of claims for funding
for pedestrian and bicycle facilities. In order to comply with the law,
staff submitted a revised application, resolution and CEQA document to MTC.
The revised project was considered, recommended and included for funding
with the proposed FY 2005/06 projects.
The total funding recommended for this project is $31,500. There is no
specified match requirement for this program, but in order to leverage
available funds a local match is desirable. Roadway Facility Fee funds are
designated for this project in the Capital Improvement Program Budget
2004/05 – 2008/09 and will be used for the remainder of the cost of the
Filed Notice of Exemption
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD REQUESTING
ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FROM THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR 2004/2005 TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT, ARTICLE 3
PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE PROJECT FUNDING.
WHEREAS, Article 3 of the Transportation Development Act (TDA), Public
Utilities Code (PUC) Section 99200 et seq., authorizes the submission of
claims to a regional transportation planning agency for the funding of
projects exclusively for the benefit and/or use of pedestrians and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), as the regional
transportation planning agency for the San Francisco Bay region, has adopted
MTC Resolution No. 875, Revised, entitled “Transportation Development Act,
Article 3, Pedestrian/Bicycle Projects,” which delineates procedures and
criteria for submission of requests for the allocation of “TDA Article 3”
WHEREAS, MTC Resolution No. 875 revised, requires that requests for the
allocation of TDA Article 3 funding be submitted as part of a single,
countrywide coordinated claim from each County in the San Francisco Bay
WHEREAS, City of Brentwood desires to submit a request to MTC for the
allocation of TDA Article 3 funds to support the project described in
Attachment B to this resolution, which is for the exclusive benefit and/or
use of pedestrians and/or bicyclists.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. The City of Brentwood declares it is eligible to request an allocation of
TDA Article 3 funds pursuant to Section 99234 of the Public Utilities Code.
2. There is no pending or threatened litigation that might adversely affect
the project described in Attachment B to this resolution, or that might
impair the ability of the City of Brentwood to carry out the project.
3. The City of Brentwood attests to the accuracy of and approves the
statements in Attachment A to this resolution.
4. A certified copy of this resolution and its attachments, and any
accompanying supporting materials shall be forwarded to the congestion
management agency, countywide transportation planning agency, or county
association of governments, as the case may be, of Contra Costa County for
submission to MTC as part of the countywide coordinated TDA Article 3 claim.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the day of April 27, 2004 by the following vote:
Re: Request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the Allocation
of Fiscal Year 2004-05 Transportation Development Act. Article 3.
Pedestrian/Bicycle Project Funding
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1. That the City of Brentwood is not legally impeded from submitting a
request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of
Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 funds, nor is the City of
Brentwood legally impeded from undertaking the project described in
“Attachment B” of this resolution.
2. That the City of Brentwood has committed adequate staffing resources to
complete the project described in “Attachment B”.
3. A review of the project described in “Attachment B” has resulted in the
consideration of all pertinent matters, including those related to
environmental and right-of-way permits and clearances, attendant to the
successful completion of the project.
4. Issues attendant to securing environmental and right-of-way permits and
clearances for the projects described in “Attachment B” have been reviewed
and will be concluded in a manner and on a schedule that will not jeopardize
the deadline for the use of the TDA funds being requested.
5. That the project described in “Attachment B” complies with the
requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Public
Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.), and that the City of Brentwood is in
possession of the document supporting such compliance and said documents
have been made available for public review and stamped by the County Clerk
or County Recorder of the county in which the claimant is located.
6. That as portrayed in the budgetary description of the project in
“Attachment B”, the sources of funding other than TDA are assured and
adequate for completion of the project.
7. That the project described in “Attachment B” is for capital construction
and/or design engineering; and/or for the maintenance of a Class I Bikeway
which is closed to motorized traffic; and/or for the purposes of restriping
Class II bicycle lanes; and/or for the development or support of a bicycle
safety education program; and/or for the development of a comprehensive
bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities plan, and an allocation of the TDA
Article 3 funding for such a plan has not been received by the City of
Brentwood within the prior five fiscal years.
8. That the project described in “Attachment B” is a bicycle project and has
been included in a detailed bicycle circulation element included in an
adopted general plan, or included in an adopted comprehensive bikeway plan
(such as outlined in Section 2377 of the California Bikeways Act, Streets
and Highways Code section 2370 et seq.)
9. That any project described in “Attachment B” is a “Class I Bikeway,”
meets the mandatory minimum safety design criteria published in Chapter 1000
of the California Highway Design Manual.
10. That the project described in “Attachment B” is ready to commence
implementation during the fiscal year of the requested allocation.
11. That the City of Brentwood agrees to maintain, or provide for the
maintenance of, the project and facilities described in “Attachment B”, for
the benefit and use by the public.
TDA Article 3 Project Application Form
Fiscal Year of this Claim: 2004/2005 Applicant: City of Brentwood
Contact person: Karen Wahl, Grant Administrator
Mailing Address: 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (925) 516-5159
Secondary Contact (in event primary not available) Janet Hansen, Park
E-Mail Address: email@example.com Telephone: (925) 516-5369
Short Title Description of Project: Minnesota Avenue Bicycle/Pedestrian
Amount of claim: $31,500
Functional Description of Project:
This project will restripe the bike lane on the east side of Minnesota
Avenue, install a lighted crosswalk and flashing beacons at the existing
marked mid-block crosswalk to Bristow Middle School and construct 1,300
linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter.
Phase I of the project will install the lighted crosswalk and flashing
yellow beacons. Phase II of the project will provide a gap closure for
pedestrians on the east side of Minnesota Avenue by constructing 1,300
linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter between the existing sidewalk at
Randy Way to the north and Glenwillow Drive to the south.
List the project elements for which TDA funding is being requested (e.g.,
planning, environmental, engineering, right-of-way, construction,
construction management and contingency). Use the table below to show the
project budget. Include prior and proposed future funding of the project. If
the project is a segment of a larger project, include prior and proposed
funding sources for the other segments (make certain the use of the
currently requested funding is made clear in the “Project Elements” section
below, and include any other clarifying information on the next page).
Construction: Flashing Beacons $13,000 (based on Caltrans estimate of $6,500
each) and Lighted Crosswalk $7,000, Traffic Control $3,500, and Labor $5,000
Construction Engineering: $3,000
Full Project Budget:
Funding Source All Prior FYs Application FY Next FY Following FYs Totals
TDA Article 3 $0 $31,500 $0 $0 $31,500
list all other sources:
1. Roadway Facility Fees $0 $40,000 $128,500 $0 $168,500
Totals $0 $71,500 $128,500 $0 $200,000
Project Eligibility: YES?/NO?
A. Has the project been approved by the claimant's governing body? (If "NO,"
on the next page provide the approximate date approval is anticipated). YES
B. Has this project previously received TDA Article 3 funding? If "YES,"
provide an explanation on the next page. NO
C. For "bikeways," does the project meet Caltrans minimum safety design
criteria pursuant to Chapter 1000 of the California Highway Design Manual?
(Available on the internet at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/chapters/t1001.htm).
D. Has the project been reviewed by a Bicycle Advisory Committee? (If "NO,"
provide an explanation on the next page). YES
E. Has the public availability of the environmental compliance documentation
for the project (pursuant to CEQA) been evidenced by the dated stamping of
the document by the county clerk or county recorder? (If “NO” provide and
explanation on the next page; and note that MTC cannot allocate funds to a
project which lacks environmental clearance). YES
F. Will the project be completed within the three fiscal year time period
(including the fiscal year of funding) after which the allocation expires?
Enter the anticipated completion date of project (month and year) May 2006
G. Have provisions been made by the claimant to maintain the project or
facility, or has the claimant arranged for such maintenance by another
agency? (If an agency other than the Claimant is to maintain the facility
provide its name:
TDA Article 3 Project Application Form
Explanatory Comments Page
Short Title Description of Project: Minnesota Avenue Bicycle/Pedestrian
Enter explanatory comments below, as required due to certain “YES” or “NO”
answers to items “A” through “G” on the Project Application Form, or to
provide information that will not fit on the application form, or to provide
information that will clarify any potential confusion concerning the scope,
cost or schedule of the project.
A. The project is included in the Roadway Improvements in the adopted
2004/05 – 2008/09 City of Brentwood Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The
CIP description of this project indicates that it is necessary to provide
security and improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
C. The existing bike lane on the east side on Minnesota Avenue meets
Caltrans minimum safety design criteria pursuant to Chapter 1000 of the
California Highway Design Manual.
D. This is a project that has been initiated at the request of the City of
Brentwood Bicycle Subcommittee. The project will provide safe crossing to
Bristow Middle School with a lighted crosswalk and flashing beacons and will
close the gap between the existing sidewalk at Randy Way and Glenwillow
Drive. The project has also been suggested and is supported by the traffic
enforcement division of the Brentwood Police Department.
E. The full project will construct sidewalk, curb and gutter along 1,300
linear feet of the east side of Minnesota Avenue, installation of a lighted
crosswalk and flashing beacons, and restripe a Class II bike lane. Since the
project will involve negligible or no expansion of use, a Categorical
Exemption has been filed with the Contra Costa County Clerk indicating the
project is categorically exempt as per Section 15301 (c), “Existing highways
and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails and similar
facilities”. A filed copy of the Notice of Exemption is attached to this
G. Funds for maintenance have been budgeted in the City of Brentwood Capital
Improvement Program, 2004/05 – 2008/09.