On April 11, 2014, the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following actions regarding this project: Resolution No. 2014-016 Project Planning Review and Resolution No. 2014-017 Plan and TIP Amendment. The project Planning Review (PPR) and Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC) processes for this project are now complete.

Title: Laketran Grant Amendment and FFY 2014 Grant Program
Sponsor: Laketran
Estimated Total Cost: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Grant Program is $3,166,996
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

History/Background: Laketran's capital program is listed in the NOACA SFY 2014 – 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) May 2013. On December 16, 2013 the Board of Trustees of Laketran has a Resolution requesting the authorization of the Laketran’s budget for calendar year 2014. On December 2, 2013 Laketran submitted additional project information regarding its FFY 2014 grant programs.

Proposed Project: Laketran receives funding through the FTA Section 5307 (Urbanized Area Formula) Program and Section 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) Program each year. In order for Laketran to apply for and receive the funds, projects must be included in the TIP.

Section 5339 Program projects are included in the Miscellaneous Equipment line item. Laketran has allocated two (2) projects for those funds; upgrade of its bus washer systems and upgrading the chassis wash system. An additional line item will be added for PID No. 89618 in the TIP to use Section 5339 funding.

Section 5307 Program allows Laketran to use funds for Operating Assistance under MAP-21. An additional line item will be added to PID No. 89605 in the TIP.

The projects in Laketran’s 2014 capital program include the following:

• Operating assistance (allowable expense with the implementation of MAP-21);
• passenger amenities include benches, shelters, bus stop signage, schedules, maps, etc;
• miscellaneous equipment can be from computers, hardware or software, or shop equipment;
• professional services are for assisting with planning for future shelter locations;
• employee training/education;
• ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) paratransit operating costs; and
• maintenance capitalization.

Laketran reports the capital budget is a total cost of $3,166,996. The projects and their respective costs, provided by Laketran, are as follows:

Project Total Cost
Operating Assistance $ 98,000
Passenger Amenities $ 70,000
Miscellaneous Equipment $ 605,000
Professional Services $ 25,000
Employee Training/Education $ 11,496
ADA Paratransit Operating Costs $ 337,500
Maintenance Capitalization $2,020,000
Total $3,166,996

Staff Comment (Summary):

Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

If you are a representative of a governmental entity and would like to comment on this project,
please email us.

Public Involvement:

NOACA encourages comments from the public on this proposed transportation improvement
project. We would appreciate it if you include your city of residence, although it is not required.
The public review period lasts until the Governing Board makes a decision about them. If you
have a comment on this project, please email us.

Committee Review:

Transportation Subcommittee:

• No comments; recommended for Planning and Programming Committee review.

Planning and Programming Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.

Executive Committee:

• No comments; recommended for Board of Directors review.

Last updated: 4/14/2014 10:17:56 AM