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City of Independence
BILL NO. 19-0791R.

Agenda Title:

19-079 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the Public Transit Operating Assistance Grant in the amount of $16,692.00 for operating expenses associated with transit service for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and making the necessary appropriations.

Staff recommends approval of the agreement for fixed-route transit operating assistance for fiscal year 2019-2020.

Executive Summary:

Transit operating assistance from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is a program offered to cities and agencies providing fixed-route transit service in their respective service areas.  The amount of the award is $16,692 and is applied beginning immediately through June 30, 2020 until funds are exhausted.


The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announced availability of limited funding for the operation of fixed-route transit systems for fiscal year 2019-2020.  The Commission awarded the City of Independence $16,692 for transit operated in the City.


Matching funds are not required as part of this grant agreement, and the grant will provide reimbursement for actual expenses as they occur.

Fiscal Impact:

The Public Transit Operating Assistance Grant will off-set previously approved budgeted costs for the operation of public transit system in Independence.

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell

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