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File #: 18-7850    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/15/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Support Proposed Grant Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Office of the Secretary of Transportation for Transportation Projects Eligible Under Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD). [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 18-7850_Attachment 1 - Resolution, 2. 18-7850_Attachment 2 FY18 Build Application Letter, 3. 18-7850_Attachment 3 Presentation BUILD FY18, 4. 18-7850_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 Proposed Grant Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Office of the Secretary of Transportation for Transportation Projects Eligible Under Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD). [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a resolution to support proposed grant applications to the Department of Transportation and Office of the Secretary of Transportation for Transportation Projects Eligible under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) for Grant Funding.

RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:

1. Authorize and approve the submission of an application for up to $25 million in BUILD funds to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for the West End Transitway Corridor Investments; and

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

BACKGROUND: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 appropriated $1.5 billion to be awarded by the U.S. DOT for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation stems from the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This program was previously known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER Discretionary Grants) program and is now known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development or (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants Transportation program.

Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 BUILD Transportation program are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. For this round of BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants, the maximum gra...

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