NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
City of Moorhead, Minnesota
Proposed Program of Projects and Budget
for Transit Capital Assistance from the
Federal Transit Administration
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City of Moorhead on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. in the First Floor Council Chambers, 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN for the purpose of considering projects for which Federal Section 5339 transit capital assistance funds are being sought. A Proposed Program of Projects and Budget is detailed below.
At the hearing, the City of Moorhead will afford an opportunity for affected citizens, private transportation providers and local elected officials to be heard with respect to the projects proposed. Written comments on the Proposed Program of Projects may be submitted in advance of the public hearing to: Lori Van Beek, Moorhead Transit Manager, 650 23rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102, E-mail: LVanbeek@matbus.com, Telephone: 701-476-6686. Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, language barriers, or other needs to allow participation in meetings will be provided. To arrange assistance, call the City Clerk’s Office at 218-299-5166 (voice) or 711 (TDD/TTY).
A copy of the application for a Federal grant for the proposed projects and the current Transportation Improvement Program for the area are currently available for public inspection at the City Clerk's Office, 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead, Minnesota. Unless advertised again, the proposed projects contained in this advertisement are expected to become the final projects. A Final Program of Projects will be available to the public in the City Clerk's Office on March 31, 2018.
URBANIZED AREA: Fargo, ND - Moorhead, MN
APPLICANT: City of Moorhead, MN
TRANSIT SERVICE AREA OF PROJECT: City of Moorhead, MN
Section 5339 Federal Grant Funds Transferred from the State of Minnesota for Bus and Bus Facilities $ 396,000
PROGRAM OF PROJECTS DESCRIPTIONS
I. CAPITAL PROJECTS
A. 20%/80% Funding
- Replace One 35-foot Large Bus $99,000 (local share), $396,000 (federal share), $495,000 (project totals)
B. Other Project Considerations
No persons, families or businesses will be displaced by these projects.
These projects will not have a significant environmental impact upon the transit service area identified above.
- Comprehensive Planning
This project is in conformance with comprehensive land use and transportation planning for the area and is consis¬tent with the adopted program of projects in the Transporta¬tion Improve¬ment Program for the Fargo-Moorhead urbanized area.
- Elderly and Handicapped
This project takes into consideration the special transportation needs of the elderly and disabled by providing half-fare bus service during all hours of operation, along all fixed routes, to elderly persons and individuals with disabilities as well as providing MAT Paratransit, wheelchair accessible service on a demand responsive basis to disabled persons of any age who are ADA Paratransit Eligible, and Metro Senior Ride service on a demand responsive basis to elderly persons 60 years and older.
- Charter Bus Operations
The City of Moorhead will not be engaging in charter bus op¬erations.
- School Bus Operations
The City of Moorhead will not be engaging in school bus op¬erations exclusively for the transportation of students or school personnel.
- Private Enterprise
The City of Moorhead is currently and plans to continue through 2018 contract-ing for the provision of mass transit services (operating) with a private operator.
Del Rae Williams