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File #: 19-1142    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/17/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the FY 2025 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Project Funding Request.
Attachments: 1. 19-1142_Attachment 1 - FY25 CMAQ RSTP Project Descriptions, 2. 19-1142_Attachment 2 - FY20-24 Approved CMAQ-RSTP Program, 3. 19-1142_Attachment 3 - Transportation Commission Endorsement, 4. 19-1142_Attachment 4 - FY25 CMAQ RSTP Presentation
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 the FY 2025 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Project Funding Request.
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ISSUE: Consideration of the FY 2025 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) project funding request.

RECOMMENDATION: That the City Council:

1. Approve the FY 2025 transportation project request as listed in Attachment 1; and

2. Authorize the City Manager to apply for these grants and enter into any necessary agreements with the Commonwealth of Virginia ("Commonwealth") to accept any of these grants.

BACKGROUND: Since 1993, the Commonwealth has allocated CMAQ and RSTP funding to the Northern Virginia region. CMAQ funded projects must meet these three eligibility requirements: 1) have a transportation focus, 2) reduce air emissions, and 3) be located in or benefit a nonattainment or maintenance area. RSTP funds are flexible funds that may be used for a variety of regional transportation activities, including but not limited to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, transit capital projects, and transportation / transit studies.

City Council annually approves the out-year addition (in this case FY 2025) to its six-year CMAQ/RSTP program.


DISCUSSION: The City's funding request for FY 2025 is $4.5 million and includes the following projects, listed in priority order:

FY25 CMAQ / RSTP Proposed Program
1. West End Transitway Operations $1,000,000
2. Transportation Demand Management $ 500,000
3. ITS Integration $3,000,000

TOTAL $4,500,000

The City of Alexandria must submit the FY 2025 CMAQ / RSTP funding request to the Northern Virginia Tran...

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