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File #: 12-0022    Version: 1 Name: 6/4/12- City of Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2012 Final action: 6/4/2012
Enactment date: 6/4/2012 Enactment #: R-12-243
Title: Resolution to Accept and Approve a Grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation ($3,508,000.00), for the Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station Project (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Communication the Sierra Club, 2. Communication from Rita Mitchell, 3. Communication from Ellen Ramsburg
Title
Resolution to Accept and Approve a Grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation ($3,508,000.00), for the Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station Project (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to approve a contract between the City and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for federal High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program funding for conceptual planning, preparation of and acquisition of approvals for environmental documentation and preliminary engineering that are required in advance of the final design and construction of the Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station. These efforts are a necessary part of the planning and project development associated with the Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station project, which includes development of an intercity passenger rail station, associated platforms and rail infrastructure related to the station. The contract is required so that this project can be performed as a federal aid project.

HSIPR funding provides for 80% of the participating project costs (up to $2,806,400.00). A local share of 20% of the funding (up to $701,600.00) is required.

The project consists of completion of conceptual planning, project-level environmental documentation and preliminary engineering relating to the proposed Ann Arbor Rail Passenger Station to improve the existing Amtrak intercity passenger rail service on the Detroit to Chicago corridor.

The federal Notice of Funding Availability allows for reimbursement of eligible expenditures since February 17, 2009. For the local share, the City expects to use local funds already expended for conceptual planning, environmental documentation efforts and some preliminary engineering necessary to those tasks, to serve as the local share of this project’s funding. Expenses for contractual work and staff time on those efforts should serve as the required local share (up to $701,600.00) of the project funding. Those efforts were funded ...

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