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File #: 23-0577    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/7/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/24/2023 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Support Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for the FY 2024 State Aid Grant Programs for Capital and Operating Assistance, MERIT and Commuter Assistance Program grants. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 23-0577_Attachment 1 Resolution, 2. 23-0577_Attachment 2 - Endorsement Letters, 3. 23-0577_Attachment 3 - Presentation.pdf, 4. 23-0577_Final signed resolution - RES NO 3132
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 17, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: YON LAMBERT, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Resolution to Support Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for the FY 2024 State Aid Grant Programs for Capital and Operating Assistance, MERIT and Commuter Assistance Program grants. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of a resolution to support grant applications to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for the FY 2024 State Aid Grant Programs.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Approve the attached resolution (Attachment 1) to support application and submission to DRPT by February 1, 2023 for the following grants:

* Up to $34,000,000 in eligible expenses for State Aid Transit Operating Assistance;
* Up to $20,000,000 for State Aid Capital Assistance for DASH replacement buses;
* Up to $331,300 for the Commuter Assistance Program (CAP);
* Up to $315,000 for the Demonstration Project Assistance Program;
* Up to $55,000 for the Public Transportation Workforce Development Program; and

2. Authorize the City Manager to apply for State Aid Grants through the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and enter into any necessary agreements with the Commonwealth of Virginia and/or NVTC to accept and implement the grants.

BACKGROUND: The City applies annually to the Virginia DRPT for grant funds that support transit operating assistance and capital expenses for DASH, Metro and DOT/Paratransit and commuter outreach programs. Both state aid grants reimburse the City for funds spent on transit activities. These funds go directly to the City's Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) Fund and are used to pay the City's annual WMATA op...

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