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File #: 20-0402   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
On agenda: 4/16/2020
Title: Recommend to City Council a Project to be Used in the Application of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Funding for Fiscal Year 2020/21
Attachments: 1. RTC 20-0402 ATTACHMENT 1 - Res for RTC
REPORT TO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Recommend to City Council a Project to be Used in the Application of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Funding for Fiscal Year 2020/21

Report

BACKGROUND
TDA Article 3 is a source of funds created by State legislation and processed through the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that annually returns sales tax revenues to local agencies earmarked for bicycle and pedestrian projects.

In FY 2020/21, the City anticipates receiving $157,810 for eligible projects. Funding is based upon population.

The eligibility requirements to receive funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020/21 funding cycle are as follows:
1. The project shall fit within one of these project types:
* Construction and/or engineering of a bicycle or pedestrian capital project.
* Maintenance of a multi-purpose path which is closed to motorized traffic.
* Bicycle safety education project (no more than 5% of county total).
* Development of a comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian facilities plan (funding requests under this project type may not be made more than once every five years).
* Restriping Class II bicycle lanes.
2. Environmental clearance is required for construction projects only.
3. Potential projects must have been reviewed by the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC).
4. Bicycle projects funded by TDA Article 3 funds must comply the VTA Bicycle Technical Guidelines as adopted on December 13, 2012.
5. Have an authorizing resolution (Attachment 1 - reserve for City Council)
6. The project must be ready to implement within one year of the application cycle.


EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 3, Land Use and Transportation Element:
* Goal LT-1: Coordinated Regional and Local Planning - Protect the quality of life, the natural environment, and property investment, preserve home rule, secure fair share of funding, and provide leadership i...

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