CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 13
Meeting Date: April 26, 2005
Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution authorizing a request to the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year
2005-06 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project
funding in the amount of $66,000 for the Signal Modifications and Upgrades
Project, CIP 336-3132
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 2005/2006
Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle Funding in
the amount of $66,000 the Signal Modifications and Upgrades Project, CIP
On December 14, 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 funding in the amount of $66,000 for the
Signal Modifications and Upgrades Project, CIP 336-3132.
The Transportation Development Act (TDA), Public Utilities Code (PUC)
Sections 99233.3 and 99234, makes funds available in the nine-county
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Region for pedestrian/bicycle
purposes. All cities and counties in each of the nine MTC region counties
are eligible to apply for funds under TDA Article 3 if they meet the
criteria in § 99234 of the PUC and if the project is included in an adopted
comprehensive bikeway plan as outlined in § 2377 of the California Bikeways
Act, Streets and Highways Code. The applications are screened by the
Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee (CBAC) and then reviewed by the TDA
subcommittee of the City-County Engineering Advisory Committee (CCEAC),
which is comprised of members from East, Central, South and West County.
Funds available for FY 2005/06 TDA Article 3 projects totaled $652,369;
eleven applications totaling $1,020,900 were submitted. Five projects were
recommended for full funding and three were recommended for funding in an
amount less than requested.
The TDA subcommittee presented their recommendation to the City-County
Engineering Advisory Committee (CCEAC) at their meeting of March 11, 2005.
The CCEAC approved the subcommittee’s recommendation and forwarded it to the
Contra Costa Mayors Conference for consideration at their April meeting. The
County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve the recommendation on
May 10, 2005 and then forward the funding recommendation to MTC for final
approval and allocation of funds.
The City of Brentwood has been recommended for funding in the amount of
$66,000 from the grant program. Matching funds from the City total $22,232
and are available from Roadway Facility Fees designated for this project in
the FY 2004/05 – 2008/09 Capital Improvement Program Budget.
Filed Notice of Exemption
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A
REQUEST TO THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR THE ALLOCATION OF
FISCAL YEAR 2005/2006 TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT. ARTICLE 3.
PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE PROJECT FUNDING FOR THE SIGNAL MODIFICATIONS AND UPGRADES
PROJECT, CIP 336-3132.
WHEREAS, Article 3 of the Transportation Development Act (TDA), Public
Utilities Code (PUC) Section 88200 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,
countywide coordinated claim from each county in the San Francisco Bay
WHEREAS, the 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. There is no pending or threatened litigation that might adversely affect
the project or projects described in Attachment B to this resolution, or
that might impair the ability of the City of Brentwood to carry out the
2. The City of Brentwood attests to the accuracy of and approves the
statements in Attachment A to this resolution; and
3. A certified copy of this resolution and its attachments, and any
accompanying supporting materials shall be forwarded to the congestion
management agency 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 26th day of April, 2005.
Re: Request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the Allocation
of Fiscal Year 2005-06 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(s) described in
“Attachment B” of this resolution.
2. That the City of Brentwood has committed adequate staffing resources to
complete the project described on 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.).
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.
8. That the project described in Attachment B has been 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 that 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 of and use by the public.
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TDA Article 3 Project Application Form
Fiscal Year of this Claim: 2005/2006 Applicant: City of Brentwood
Contact person: Karen Wahl, Grant Administrator
Mailing Address: 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513
E-Mail Address: email@example.com Telephone: (925) 516-5159
Secondary Contact (in event primary not available) Randy Craig, Assistant
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (925) 516-5155
Short Title Description of Project: Upgrade Signals with Pedestrian
Amount of claim: $66,000
Functional Description of Project:
Increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists at intersections by upgrading
twelve traffic signals to LED countdown pedestrian signal modules. The
existing pedestrian pushbuttons will also be replaced large diameter
pushbuttons on pedestrian signal actuators to comply with ADA guidelines.
The City of Brentwood will purchase the equipment using a competitive bid
process and our signal maintenance contractor will install the equipment at
the twelve intersections. The upgrades are estimated to be $7,360 per
TDA funding is being requested for construction; purchase of equipment and
Project Elements: CONSTRUCTION
Funding Source All Prior FYs Application FY 05-06 Next FY Following FYs
TDA Article 3 66,000 66,000
list all other sources:
1. General Fund Streets 22,323 22,323
Totals 88,323 88,323
Project Eligibility: YES?/NO?
A. Has the project been approved by the claimant's governing body? YES
B. Has this project previously received TDA Article 3 funding? NO
C. For "bikeways," does the project meet Caltrans minimum safety design
criteria pursuant to Chapter 1000 of the California Highway Design Manual?
D. Has the project been reviewed by a Bicycle Advisory Committee? 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) November,
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:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department – Signal Maintenance YES
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TDA Article 3 Project Application Form
Explanatory Comments Page
Short Title Description of Project: Modification and Upgrades to Traffic
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 Signal Modifications and Upgrades for
Fiscal Year 2005/06 City of Brentwood Capital Improvement Program (CIP),
adopted by the Brentwood City Council May 25, 2004. The project was included
as a “priority 2-necessary”CIP project needed to improve safety for
bicyclists and pedestrians.
The City Council will consider this item at their regularly scheduled
meeting of December 14, 2004, and the certified resolution will be forwarded
as soon as it is available from the City Clerk’s office. A copy of the
resolution is attached to this application for reference. The project is not
expected to encounter any opposition.
C. The upgrades will improve the safety for bicyclists and pedestrians
crossing at signalized intersections. A survey of Walnut Creek residents
found that pedestrians have a better comprehension of exactly how much time
is available to use the crosswalk. The same finding was determined by a
survey of San Jose pedestrians. A study by the Minnesota Department of
Transportation found that crosswalk signal modifications that included these
countdown signals increased “successful crossings” from 67% to 75%.
D. The City of Brentwood Bicycle Subcommittee considered this project at
their November meeting and indicated their support.
E. This project will install upgraded equipment to existing traffic signals
and a Categorical Exemption has been filed with the Contra Costa County
Clerk indicating the project is exempt per Article 19, Section 15301 (f),
“Addition of safety or health protection devices for use during construction
of or in conjunction with existing structures, facilities, or mechanical
equipment…..” A stamped copy of the Notice of Exemption will be mailed once
it has been filed by the County Clerk.
G. Funds for maintenance have been budgeted in the City of Brentwood Capital
Improvement Program, 2005/06.