Section 101-027 Ord. 16319; Application to the U.S. Department of Transportation and MO Department of Transportation RE: Transit Operating and Capital Assistance Grants


Ordinance No.            16319              Council Bill No.          B 5-00             

AN ORDINANCE

authorizing the City Manager to apply to the United States Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation for transit operating and capital assistance grants; authorizing the Public Works Director to furnish information; authorizing the City Manager to execute certifications and assurances; authorizing the City Manager to execute grant agreements; authorizing electronic filings; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City of Columbia operates a municipal transit system; and

    WHEREAS, Section 5307 and Section 5309, Title 49 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) authorize the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants for mass transportation projects; and

    WHEREAS, if the City receives a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the contract for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the City,  including the obligation to provide the  local share of project costs; and

    WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the filing of applications for assistance under Title 53 U.S.C. requires an applicant to provide assurances that it will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Department of Transportation's requirements under Title 53 U.S.C.; and

    WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Transportation administers Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 and Section 5309 funding.
        
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    The City Manager is authorized to apply to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation, on behalf of the City of Columbia, for operating and capital assistance grants to aid in financing the City’s transit operations.

     Section 2.  The Public Works Director or the Director’s appointed designee, acting as the City Manager’s representative, is authorized to furnish any additional information required by the Department of Transportation in conjunction with the grant application and management.  

     Section 3. The City Manager is authorized to execute and file with the Federal Transit Administration and the Missouri Department of Transportation the required certifications and assurances and any other documents required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to satisfy the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Section 4.  The City Manager is authorized to execute a grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation, on behalf of the City of Columbia, for aid in financing transit operations and capital improvements.  The City Manager is further authorized to execute supplemental grant agreements for additional grants that may become available during the current federal fiscal year.

    Section 5.  The Public Works Director or the Director’s appointed designee is authorized to review and submit electronically to the Federal Transit Administration grant applications, quarterly reports, and any other required information.

    Section 6.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.