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File #: 21-1198    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/8/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration and approval of an application for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program (FY 2023 to FY 2024). [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-1198_Attachment 1- Resolution, 2. 21-1198_Attachment 2- Curb Extension Locations, 3. 21-1198_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: JUNE 16, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration and approval of an application for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program (FY 2023 to FY 2024). [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration and approval of an application for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program (FY 2023 to FY 2024).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the resolution (Attachment 1) for support of the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set Aside program (FY 2023 to FY 2024).

BACKGROUND: The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside program is a state-administered, federally funded grant program for infrastructure projects that support non-motorized travel (walking and biking). TA grants are awarded every two years, and each application may include funding requests covering two years. The maximum award is $1 million per fiscal year for each project ($2 million total). TA Set-Aside funding can reimburse up to a maximum 80% of eligible project costs. A local match contribution of 20% or more is required to pay for the remaining project costs. Applications submitted this year will be considered for funding in FY 2023 to FY 2024. A pre-application is required and due on July 1, 2021. If the pre-application is approved by VDOT, a final application is due October 1, 2021.

In determining what projects may be appropriate for TA funds, staff considers:
1) Existing CIP projects or programs
2) Unfunded projects in the Transportation Commission's Long Range Plan
3) Projects in the Transportation Master Plan
4) Public engagement
5) Impacts on the safety of the City's transportation network
6) Equitable transportation investments in support of ALL Alexandria
7) Staff's ability to execute the project in the required four-year timeframe
8) Po...

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