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Legislation #: 180586 Introduction Date: 8/16/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 8/24/2018
Sponsor: None
Title: Appropriating funds in the amount of $400,000.00 in the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund; appropriating that amount to Prospect Max account; authorizing a $560,000.00 first amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the development and implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit System generally along Prospect Avenue from Barney Allis Plaza to 75th Street; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/13/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/16/2018 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
8/23/2018 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
8/23/2018 Passed as Substituted

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180586.pdf Authenticated 92K Authentication
Amendment 1 Prospect BRT Cooperative Agreement 08102018 Rev.docx Agreement 32K Amendment 1 Prospect BRT Rev
Ord Fact Sheet - Prospect BRT Agmt - 1st Amend Rev.xls Fact Sheet 157K Revised Fact Sheet
Request for Ordinance - 1st amend BRT.pdf Request for Ordinance 35K Request for Ordinance BRT 1st Amendment

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 180586

 

Appropriating funds in the amount of $400,000.00 in the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund; appropriating that amount to Prospect Max account; authorizing a $560,000.00 first amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the development and implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit System generally along Prospect Avenue from Barney Allis Plaza to 75th Street; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

 

WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 031288, the City and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) expressed a common interest in the development of a major transit plan that would implement Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along certain city streets; and

 

WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 170175, the City approved the execution on an agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) for the development and implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit System generally along Prospect Avenue from Downtown (Barney Allis Plaza) to 75th Street; and

 

WHEREAS, in July 2005, the KCATA implemented the first BRT line, known as Metro Area Express or MAX generally along Main Street linking the River Market, Government Complex, Convention Center, Crown Center and Country Club Plaza with fast, frequent and reliable bus service; and

 

WHEREAS, the new BRT route will generally follow the Prospect corridor from 75th Street to downtown connecting Kansas City residents to jobs and activity centers including Alphapointe, Research Hospital, the Linwood Shopping Center redevelopment, Bluford Library, East Patrol and Barney Allis Plaza in downtown; and

 

WHEREAS, the City requested the KCATA include additional elements in the design and construction for the Prospect bus rapid transit including barrier separated bicycle accommodations at KCATA stations on Grand at 12th Street and on 12th Street east of Charlotte, the two way conversions of Charlotte Avenue from 11th Street to 13th Street and 12th Street from Charlotte Avenue to Troost Avenue and the design and construction of relocated water mains, in 6 locations: 12th & Troost Avenue, 12th & Brooklyn Avenue, and along Prospect Avenue at 27th, 31st, 39th, & 43rd Streets; and

 

WHEREAS, the current Prospect Avenue transit service has the second highest ridership of any KCATA transit route with more than 125,000 boardings per month; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the amount of $400,000.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Public Mass Transportation Fund to the following account:

 

19-2080-898037-89020330 Prospect Max $400,000.00

 

Section 2. That the City Manager is authorized to execute a $560,000.00 First Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the development and implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit System generally along Prospect Avenue from Downtown (Barney Allis Plaza) to 75th Street from funds appropriated to the following accounts:

 

19-2080-898037-B-89020330 Prospect Max $400,000.00

19-8010-807701-B-80002129 WMR Prospect Max Station Imprv. 160,000.00

TOTAL $560,000.00

 

The total contract amount is $12,996,000.00. A copy of the First Amendment in substantial form is available in the office of the Director of Public Works.

 

Section 3. That this ordinance is recognized as an ordinance with an accelerated effective date as provided by Section 503(a)(3)(C) of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, and shall take effect in accordance with that section.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

___________________________________

Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Nelson V. Munoz

Assistant City Attorney