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File #: 14-3535    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/15/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/13/2015 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application and Adoption of a Resolution for FY 2016 Funding for the Continuation of the Alexandria Transportation Demand Management Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 14-3535_Attachment 1 FY 16 TDM Operations Grant Memo, 2. 14-3535_ Attachment 2 FY 16 TDM Operations Grant Resolution, 3. 14-3535_Attachment 3 FY 16 TDM Ops Grant Presentation, 4. 14-3535_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 7, 2015

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, ACTING CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application and Adoption of a Resolution for FY 2016 Funding for the Continuation of the Alexandria Transportation Demand Management Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application and resolution for FY 2016 funding for the continuation of the City of Alexandria (City) Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program, also known as Local Motion.
RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:
(1) Adopt the attached resolution; and
(2) Authorize the City Manager to:
(a) Submit a grant application and the resolution to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for FY 2016 funding in the amount of $241,022, which will be matched by $60,255 of City funds, for a total program of $301,277 for the continuation of the City's TDM services; and
(b) Approve the continuation of two full-time, grant-funded positions (Transit Specialist I and Transit Services Assistant I) to administer the ongoing TDM program. Continuation of these positions is contingent upon continuation of funding from DRPT or other non-City sources; and
(c) Execute all necessary documents that may be required under this program.

BACKGROUND: TDM is the application of polices and strategies that attempt to change travel behavior in order to increase the efficiency of the City's transportation system. The City has operated a TDM program since 1981 and each year has applied for and received funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The City's Local Motion program administers TDM based programs and is coordinated by the City's Transportation Planning Division in the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES). The practice of T...

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