Resolution No. 297

Authorizing A Grant Application To The Federal Transit Administration To Apply, Accept And Administer 5307 Funds Transferred From The Rural Transportation Assistance Program-Section 5311(b)(3) For Bus Replacements And Authorizing The Ulster County Executive To Execute Any Required Applications Or Agreements To Accept Funding – Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)

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Referred to:  The Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning and Transit Committee (Chairman Woltman and Legislators Archer, Delaune, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, and Rodriguez), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, James Maloney, Joseph Maloney, Petit, and Rodriguez)


Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism, Housing, Planning, and Transit Committee, Brian J. Woltman, and Deputy Chair Lynn Archer offer the following:


WHEREAS, this Resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on behalf of Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT); and


WHEREAS, Ulster County is a designated recipient of funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Rural Transportation Assistance Program-Section 5311(b)(3), which the New York State Department of Transportation transferred to Urbanized Area Formula Grants-Section 5307 Program on May 30, 2018; and


WHEREAS, funding from this grant would allow UCAT to purchase one (1) 35’ low-floor diesel bus and associated spare parts to replace a bus in UCAT’s fleet that will reach the end of its useful life; and


 WHEREAS, the cost to purchase the bus will be borne up to the following ratio: 80% Federal Share ($464,134.00), 10% New York Share ($58,017.00) and 10% Ulster County Share ($58,017.00); now, therefore, be it


 RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby authorizes the execution of a grant application and the submission of any required documents to the FTA for Rural Transportation Assistance Program-Section 5311(b)(3), in the form as filed with the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature or as modified with the approval of the County Attorney,

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Updated: August 21, 2019