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Legislation #: 120123 Introduction Date: 2/2/2012
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Expressing the Mayor and City Council’s support for TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grant Application, and the City’s commitment to provide the local matching funds for the Downtown Streetcar project through Transportation Development District funding; and expressing the Mayor and City Council’s support for the project and application submittal.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/2/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/2/2012 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
2/9/2012 Immediate Adoption
2/9/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120123

Expressing the Mayor and City Council’s support for TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grant Application, and the City’s commitment to provide the local matching funds for the Downtown Streetcar project through Transportation Development District funding; and expressing the Mayor and City Council’s support for the project and application submittal.

  WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2012 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 appropriated $500,000,000.00 to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for National Infrastructure Investments; and

WHEREAS, because of the similarity in program structure to the appropriation for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or “TIGER Discretionary Grant” program, DOT is referring to the grants for National Infrastructure Investments under the 2012 Appropriations Act as “TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants”; and

WHEREAS, a Notice of Funding Availability for TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants was published in the Federal Register Volume 77, Number 20 on January 31, 2012, indicating that awards will be made to projects having a significant impact on the country, a metropolitan area or a region and may be used for up to eighty percent (80%) of the costs of a project; and

WHEREAS, the City is working on a TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grants application; and

WHEREAS, the City has an approved Locally Preferred Alignment (LPA) and is continuing to advance forward the Advanced Conceptual Engineering for the Downtown Streetcar; and

WHEREAS, the City will be the applicant requesting a $25,000,000.00 TIGER 2012 grant and providing seventy-five percent (75%) matching funds, $73,000,000.00 of which will be contributed through one or more Transportation Development Districts; and

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council support the TIGER 2012 Discretionary Grant application for the Downtown Streetcar project to be filed by the City and are committed to $73,000,000.00 being contributed through one or more Transportation Development Districts.

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