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File #: 1506   
Type: Consent Status: Adopted
File created: 4/12/2020 In control: Transit Services Department
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Request permission to modify Board Direction regarding Transit Service Development Grant Applications for new Transit Bus Routes.
Attachments: 1. FDOT Service Development Grant Application Scanned.pdf, 2. Resolution - Funding Support.pdf, 3. FDOT Certifications and Assurances_001.pdf
Subject:
Title
Request permission to modify Board Direction regarding Transit Service Development Grant Applications for new Transit Bus Routes.
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Fiscal Impact:
Dept/Office:
Transit Services
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners modify prior Board Direction regarding Transit Service Development Grant Application for new Transit Bus Routes. In light of the current budget situation for Transit Services, utilize Federal Transit Administration CARES Act to fund three new transit routes instead of FDOT Service Development Funds and County General Funds.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
At the February 20, 2020, Budget Workshop, the Board gave direction to staff to prepare a grant application to accommodate a proposal for three route expansions; Central Titusville, Port St. John and a South Beach Connector.

Space Coast Area Transit will be applying to create three new routes within the County. Route 10, Central Titusville Circulator, will be a circulator route which will run through the center of the City, reaching some of our more lower income housing developments and south ern portions of the of the city that remain unserved. Route 11, Port St. John, will be a circulator route that will take the residents from west of I-95 into areas where shopping and medical facilities are located. Route 30, South Beach Connector, will cover a section of US1 in Melbourne that is currently not served. Route 30 will also take a portion of the Route 26, South Beaches; this will allow Route 26 to go from 2 hour headways to 1 hour headways. Route 30 will also serve our South Terminal at 460 S. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, which is currently not served within our system.

The Federal Transit Administration CARES Act will provide operational funding for transit for two years with no local match. Transit Services will fund these new routes with CARES Act funds for approximately two years.
It is anticipated that th...

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