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Legislation #: 090716 Introduction Date: 8/13/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 9/6/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Supporting the City’s and the Mid-America Regional Council’s single application for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) call for submission of projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for consideration of competitive grant funding through the TIGER program.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/13/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/13/2009 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
8/27/2009 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
8/27/2009 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 090716

 

Supporting the Citys and the Mid-America Regional Councils single application for the U.S. Department of Transportations Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) call for submission of projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for consideration of competitive grant funding through the TIGER program.

 

WHEREAS, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February, 2009 called for $1,500,000,000 in nationwide TIGER grants to fund projects including, but not limited to, interstate rehabilitation, improvements to the rural collector road system, the reconstruction of overpasses and interchanges, bridge replacements, seismic retrofit projects for bridges, and road realignments; public transportation projects eligible under Chapter 53 of Title 49 in the United States Code, including investments in projects participating in the New Starts or Small Starts programs that will expedite the completion of those projects and their entry into revenue service; passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the efficiency of freight movement; and

 

WHEREAS, the ARRA sets each applications minimum amount at $20,000,000, with no state being able to be awarded more than $300,000,000, meaning that at best there will be approximately 35-40 awards nationwide; and

 

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation has set a deadline of September 15, 2009, for submission of applications to the Department; and

 

WHEREAS, interested parties from Kansas City and our Congressional staffs have been meeting to come up with projects that fit the federal guidelines and provide for a cohesive application for Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council direct the City Manager to work with the Mid-America Regional Council and other parties to submit a single Kansas City application that builds on the momentum created by the Green Impact Zone in President Barack Obamas Administration and to include the following projects, in the approximate amounts listed, inside the TIGER application:

 

Green Impact Zone ($26,100,000) Amount

  • Troost Bridge (additional to existing project money) $ 8,000,000
  • Green Zone Infrastructure (resurfacing, sidewalks, signals) $11,900,000
  • Street Resurfacing with pervious materials $ 5,000,000
  • Transit Facilities $ 1,200,000

 

Regional Transit ($27,500,000)

  • Downtown Streetcar (River to Crown Center ) $ 6,000,000
  • North Oak Bus Rapid Transit $ 3,000,000
  • Eastern Corridor Bus Rapid Transit $ 2,000,000
  • Metcalf Avenue Bus Rapid Transit $ 6,500,000
  • State Avenue Bus Rapid Transit $10,000,000

 

Bicycle / Pedestrian ($17,300,000)

        BRT Pedestrian Improvements $ 5,200,000

        Shared Use Trails $ 4,800,000

        On-Road Bike Facilities $ 2,000,000

        Pedestrian Improvements $ 3,300,000

        Education $ 2,000,000

 

Freight/Economic Development ($21,800,000)

  • KC Terminal North/South Corridor $18,200,000
  • West Front Street Interchange $ 3,600,000

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the City intends to work cooperatively and in full partnership with other governmental agencies, as appropriate, to administer and implement any grant awards.

 

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