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Legislation #: 120496 Introduction Date: 5/31/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/7/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Directing the City Manager to cause specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for FY 2013 and 2014 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

Legislation History
5/30/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/31/2012 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
6/7/2012 Advance and Do Pass as Second Committee Substitute, Debate
6/7/2012 Passed as Substituted

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Directing the City Manager to cause specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for FY 2013 and 2014 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

WHEREAS, MARC is soliciting project proposals for Federal Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 CMAQ funds in its role as metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Greater Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, eligible projects for CMAQ funds fall into one of six categories: transit projects; traffic flow projects; alternative fuel projects; bicycle/pedestrian projects; outreach/other projects; diesel retrofit/conventional fuel strategies; and

WHEREAS, eligible CMAQ projects must indicate how the project meets the following threshold criteria: reduce volatile organic compounds and/or nitrogen oxides; must not be used for routine program implementation, meeting any legal mandate, or completion of work that should have been completed under a prior grant or cooperative agreement; total cost of projects must exceed $50,000 for capital or operating projects and $25,000 for programs; proposals must include a detailed budget that identifies the source and amount of matching funds; all federal eligibility requirements must be met based on the October 2008 guidance document “The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program”; and

WHEREAS, CMAQ projects will be evaluated using a set of four scoring criteria which include: emission reduction (35%), cost effectiveness (35%), vehicle miles traveled reduction (15%), land use/category specific (15%); and

WHEREAS, MARC anticipates the funding for Missouri to be $2.5 million for each year for a total of $5 million and anticipates allocating CMAQ funding among the six project categories according to the following target percentages: transit (34%), traffic flow (24%), alternative fuels (14%), bicycle/pedestrian (14%), outreach/other (9%), diesel retrofit/conventional fuel strategies (5%). Most CMAQ projects require a minimum 20 percent local match for federal funds; NOW, THEREFORE,


Section 1. The list of projects submitted by the City of Kansas City, Missouri are as follows:


Downtown Streetcar



Grand Boulevard – 20th Street to I-670

Downtown Loop & Neighborhood Bike Connector

20th Street - Central to McGee.


Alternative Fuel

Heavy Duty CNG Trucks


Traffic Flow

Van Brunt/Cleaver II - 39th Street to Belleview



Active Living KC Education & Outreach Program


Section 2. That any required local funding match not previously identified shall be funded as follows:


1. Transit – from funds that may be appropriated by the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar Transportation Development District, if established.


2. Bicycle/Pedestrian – from the appropriate in-district fund within the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund.


3. Outreach/Other – from all councilmanic in-district funds within the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund, to be shared equally.




Approved as to form and legality:




Nelson V. Munoz

Assistant City Attorney