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Report ID: 19-204   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/12/2019 Final action: 6/12/2019
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing the General Manager or his designee to file and execute applications and funding agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program to rehabilitate maintenance bay bus lifts at the District's Central Maintenance Facility (CMF).
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Application for FY 2019 FTA Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

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RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider authorizing the General Manager or his designee to file and execute applications and funding agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program to rehabilitate maintenance bay bus lifts at the District's Central Maintenance Facility (CMF).

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BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The District plans to apply for up to $5.6 million in Federal FY2019 funds to rehabilitate maintenance bay bus lifts at CMF. This project is currently in the Capital Improvement Plan as Project 2094, with $1.4 million of PTMISEA grants. Awards under the Bus and Bus Facilities Program require a minimum 20% match; therefore, the District will apply for $5.6 million for the Bus and Bus Facilities Program and use the PTMISEA funds as the required match if awarded the full amount.
BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

On May 15, 2019, the FTA issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program with applications due on June 21, 2019. This is a competitive funding program that makes $423 million available to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses and related equipment; and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct or lease bus-related facilities. Staff recommends applying to rehabilitate maintenance bay bus lifts at CMF.

Several of the bus lifts at CMF are original equipment that were installed when the facility was built in the 1980s. They are now in need of repair or are no longer serviceable for operation. The bus lifts are installed in the revenue repair maintenance bays at CMF which is the District's heavy repair department that performs engine, transmission, and differential repairs as well as other large mechanical tasks to the District's fleet.

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