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Legislation #: 120924 Introduction Date: 10/25/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 11/11/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Directing the City Manager to cause specific projects to be submitted to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) as applications for the FFY 2012 Transportation Enhancements (TE) and FFY 2013 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Programs.

Legislation History
10/22/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/25/2012 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
11/1/2012 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
11/1/2012 Passed

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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 the FFY 2012 Transportation Enhancements (TE) and FFY 2013 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Programs.


WHEREAS, MARC is soliciting project proposals for Federal Fiscal Years 2012 Transportation Enhancements funds and 2013 Transportation Alternatives funds in its role as Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Greater Kansas City; and


WHEREAS, MARC anticipates awarding a total of approximately $5.334 million in Missouri TE/TA funding for the combined FFY 2012 and 2013 years. This funding represents remaining funds TE from SAFETEA-LU legislation for 2012 and 2013 TA funds from MAP-21 legislation. Final rules for MAP-21 have not yet been established; and


WHEREAS, MARC has indicated that in order to make the most progress toward our regional and transportation visions, the broad policy goals identified in Transportation Outlook 2040 will serve as a guide for regional transportation investments during this call for projects. Project proposals submitted for consideration will be evaluated based on how closely they align with the policy goals of the plan; and


WHEREAS, MARC has indicated that TE/TA projects must be in one of the eligible activity categories and have a direct relationship to surface transportation. These categories include, but are not limited to, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, landscaping and scenic beautification, historic preservation, bicycle/pedestrian safety and educational activities, Safe Routes to School activities, and mitigation of water pollution due to roadway runoff; and


WHEREAS, MARC has indicated that in order to demonstrate greater financial commitment by project applicants and to maximize the distribution of these funds for project implementation activities, TE/TA funds may not be used for design or preliminary engineering activities, utility adjustments (unless part of the enhancement) or right-of-way acquisition. Funding requests for construction projects should be between $50,000.00 and $500,000.00. For non-construction projects, funding requests should be between $10,000 and $100,000.00. A 25 percent local match is required for these federal funds; and


WHEREAS, MARC has indicated that applicants with multiple projects in this round cannot submit more than 11 applications (calculated by using 105 percent of the estimated available funds in the funding cycle divided by the $500,000.00 project funding maximum). Federal funding requests cannot include funding to support preliminary engineering and design work. The project will be open for public access for at least 25 years or the expected life of the project. The applicant must demonstrate adequate plans for and commit to ongoing maintenance costs for this duration. TE funds cannot pay for regular maintenance activities; and


WHEREAS, MARC will assess successful project sponsors a fee of half of one percent (0.05 percent) of the total TE/TA funds awarded to each project after project awards are finalized by the MARC Board of Directors. These fees must be paid using non-federal funds and may not be counted toward the required local match for the federal funds. NOW, THEREFORE,




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


M-152 Trail Line Creek to Platte Purchase

M-152 Trail N Congress to old Tiffany Springs Road

KCI Trail Tiffany Springs Rd to Tiffany Springs Pkwy

M-150 Trail Botts Road to Colorado

Blue River Trail Brush Creek to Stadium Drive

Chouteau Tfwy Chouteau Bridge over Missouri River thru M-210 Interchange

Blue River Trail Alex George to Minor Park

Brush Creek Confluence Pedestrian Bridge

Lakewood Greenway

Riverfront Heritage Trail Mulberry Connector

3-Trails Trail 91st to 93rd Street Connector.


Section 2. That any required local funding match not previously identified shall be funded from the respective in-district fund within the Capital Improvements Sales Tax Fund.




Approved as to form and legality:




Nelson V. Munoz

Assistant City Attorney