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File #: 19-1143    Name: Resolution FY2020-F2021 VA Highway Safety Program Project
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/17/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Support the FY 2020 to FY 2021 Virginia Highway Safety Program Project Funding Request.[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 19-1143_Attachment 1 - Resolution of Support, 2. 19-1143_Attachment 2 Transportation Commission Endorsement, 3. 19-1143_Attachment 3 - Presentation, 4. 19-1143_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM




DATE: OCTOBER 17, 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 the FY 2020 to FY 2021 Virginia Highway Safety Program Project Funding Request.[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a resolution to support the FY 2020 to FY 2021 Virginia Highway Safety Program (HSP) project funding request.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Approve the resolution (Attachment 1) to support the FY 2020 to FY 2021 grant application request for $2.5 million in HSP funds; and

2. Authorize the City Manager to apply for these grant funds and enter into any necessary agreements with the Commonwealth of Virginia to accept this grant.

BACKGROUND: The City's funding request for FY 2020 to FY 2021 is for $2.5 million under the HSP for the Route 1 South Median Island. This project was identified in the South Patrick Street Housing Affordability Strategy, which was approved by Council on September 15, 2018. While conducting outreach for the South Patrick Street Housing Affordability Strategy, the team received numerous complaints regarding difficulty crossing this roadway. This project is consistent with goals outlined in the Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries by 2028 and identified South Patrick Street as a high-crash corridor. The project is also consistent with the goals outlined in the City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and the techniques included in the Alexandria Complete Streets Design Guidelines.

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core program administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety. HSIP's purpose is to make significant progress in reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roadways.
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