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File #: O-465-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 10/26/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/7/2018 Final action: 11/7/2018
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into certain agreements to conduct and oversee a Rail Ridership Feasibility & Cost Estimate Study; authorizing acceptance and appropriation of $20,000 from the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and appropriating the same for expenditure, reappropriation of funds, authorizing expenditure of $50,000 in the General Fund for a Toledo-Detroit Rail Ridership Feasibility & Cost Estimate Study; waiving the taking of competitive proposals; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Toledo_Detroit_Business Plan_Scope of Work_10.31.2018, 2. Toledo-Detroit Ridership Feasibility_Cost Estimate Study_11.05.18

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Councilman Delaney

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Authorizing the Mayor to enter into certain agreements to conduct and oversee a Rail Ridership Feasibility & Cost Estimate Study; authorizing acceptance and appropriation of $20,000 from the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and appropriating the same for expenditure, reappropriation of funds, authorizing expenditure of $50,000 in the General Fund for a Toledo-Detroit Rail Ridership Feasibility & Cost Estimate Study; waiving the taking of competitive proposals; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
City Council is interested in conducting a feasibility study for a Toledo-Detroit Rail Ridership Feasibility & Cost Estimate Study. A proposal indicates that the study's total cost is $50,000. TMACOG is contributing $20,000. This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $30,000 from the Division of Transportation general fund budget, where funds are available to be reappropriated in 2018 for this purpose. This Ordinance would also authorize the Mayor to enter into agreements with Transportation Economics & Management Systems Inc. to undertake the study and with TMACOG to oversee the study (at no cost to the City). Finally, this Ordinance would waive the taking of competitive proposals.

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NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That the Mayor is authorized to enter into any necessary agreement with Transportation Economics & Management Systems Inc. for the purpose of undertaking a rail ridership feasibility & cost estimate study subject to the terms and conditions deemed proper and requisite according to the Director of Law, not to exceed $50,000.

SECTION 2. That the Mayor is authorized to enter into any necessary agreement with TMACOG. for the purpose of overseeing the above mentioned ridership feasibility & cost estimate study and to accept a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of the study subject to the terms and conditions dee...

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