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File #: 18-7285    Name: VDOT Smart Scale Projects/Resolution
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/19/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Support Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of Rail and Public Transportation for FY 2024 to FY 2025 SMART SCALE Projects. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 18-7285_Attachment 1 - Resolution for SMART SCALE FY 24-25 Applications, 2. 18-7285_Attachment 2 Transportation Commission Letter, 3. 18-7285_Attachment 3 Presentation SMART SCALE FY24-25, 4. 18-7285_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: JUNE 20, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of a Resolution to Support Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of Rail and Public Transportation for FY 2024 to FY 2025 SMART SCALE Projects. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of resolution to support Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of Rail and Public Transportation for FY 2024 to FY 2025 SMART SCALE projects.

RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:

1. Approve the submission of $88.7 million in SMART SCALE applications; and

2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: In 2014, HB2 was signed into law, and in June 2016, the program was renamed SMART SCALE. SMART stands for System Management Allocation of Resources for Transportation and SCALE stands for project scoring attributes: Safety, Congestion mitigation, Accessibility, Land use, Environmental and Economic Development. The State law assigns different weights to factors based on a project's location within a region of the State. In Northern Virginia, congestion mitigation is the highest weighted factor at 45%; land use at 20%; accessibility at 15%; environmental quality at 10%; economic development at 5%; and safety at 5%. The goal of SMART SCALE is to ensure the State invests its limited tax dollars into projects that meet critical transportation needs. The State will make awards in June 2019 for projects scheduled for implementation in FY 2024 to FY 2025.

DISCUSSION: The City has developed a list of five projects based on the guidelines and criteria outlined in the SMART SCALE process. The Transportation Commission approved a preliminary list of projects at its May meeting (...

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