NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Fargo City Commission will hold a public hearing on February 24, 2020 at 5:15 pm in the City Commission chambers for the purpose of considering the City's Section 5307 Federal Transportation Administration grant preliminary program of projects for 2020. Unless amended, the proposed POP and projects contained in this advertisement will become the final POP. People with disabilities who need special accommodations (alternative format, interpreter/signer) should contact Julie Harris in the Transit Department at 701-241-8140 or by email: email@example.com.A Final Program of Projects will be available to the public at the Transit Department, 650 23rd Street N, Fargo, ND 58102.
A. The program is below:
CITY OF FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT 2020
PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AND BUDGETS
URBANIZED AREA: Fargo, ND - Moorhead, MN DESIGNATED RECIPIENT: City of Fargo, North Dakota APPLICANT: City of Fargo, North Dakota
FEDERAL APPORTIONMENT FOR FY2020 $2,807,164
CARRYOVER FUNDS FROM PREVIOUS YEAR $0
FY2019 FUNDS AVAILABLE - NOT APPLIED FOR $0
TOTAL CARRYOVER FUNDS $0
TOTAL FEDERAL FUNDS AVAILABLE $2,807,164
TOTAL FEDERAL FUNDS REQUESTED FOR 2020
PROGRAM OF PROJECTS $2,807,164
PROGRAM OF PROJECTS LOCAL FEDERAL PROJECT
DESCRIPTIONS SHARE SHARE TOTALS
1.Maintenance Cost Funded as Capital 209,002 830,130 1,045,012
2.10% of ADA Costs Funded as Capital 56,143 224,573 280,716
1.Transit Planning 5,000 20,000 25,000
A.Maximum Federal Funding
1.Eligible net operating expenses of
the Fargo Transit System for the period of 1,720,475 1,720,475 3,440,950
January 1, 2020 through December 31,
2020 (50% Federal Funding Level)
2. 1% Security 11,986 11,986 28,072
Section 5307 Program of Project Totals $2,002,606 $2,807,164 $4,819,750
B. RELOCATION of persons, families, or businesses will be displaced by this project.
C.ENVIRONMENT This project will not have a significant environmental impact upon the transit services in the area identified above.
D.COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING This preliminary program of projects is in conformance with comprehensive land use and transportation planning for the area and is consistent with the locally adopted programming of projects in the annual element of the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).
E.ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES This project takes into consideration the special transportation needs of the elderly by providing elderly and paratransit services.
F.CHARTER BUS The City of Fargo will not provide any charter bus operations without first notifying all private operators in the area who claim to be willing and able to provide such service. If a private operator claims to be willing and able to provide charter services, then the City must review the evidence to determine whether or not the private operator will physically be able to provide the charter service, and if the provider has the required legal authority and necessary safety certifications that are required. If it is found that there is at least one willing and able provider which meets all of the aforementioned legal requirements by law, the City is prohibited from using FTA funded vehicles and equipment for charter service.
G.SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS The City of Fargo will not be engaged in school bus operations exclusively for the transportation of students or school personnel.
H.PRIVATE ENTERPRISE Private enterprise is considered in all potential procurement contracts and subcontracts necessary in the operation of the transit system.
Interested persons or agencies desiring an opportunity to be heard with respect to social, economical, and environmental aspects of the program of projects may be heard at a this public hearing.
A copy of the preliminary program of projects, the current Transportation Development Plan, the current Transportation Improvement Plan, and a draft copy of the proposed grant application is available for public inspection at the City Transit Office, 650 23rd Street N,Fargo, North Dakota.
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