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File #: 2016-0016   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2016 Final action: 3/24/2016
Title: CONSIDER: A. AWARDING $243,731 in Wayfinding Signage Grants to the five jurisdictions shown in Attachment A; and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or designee to execute Grant Agreements for the funds.
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Agreements, Budget, Budgeting, Council Of Governments, First/Last Mile, Fixed Guideway, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Metrolink, Pilot studies, Program, Technical Advisory Committee, Wayfinding Signage Grants (Project)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Wayfinding Signage Grant Pilot Program Funding Recommendation, 2. Attachment B - November 2014 Board Directive
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MARCH 16, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: WAYFINDING SIGNAGE GRANT PILOT PROGRAM

ACTION: APPROVE FUNDING RECOMMENDATION


Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AWARDING $243,731 in Wayfinding Signage Grants to the five jurisdictions shown in Attachment A; and

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or designee to execute Grant Agreements for the funds.

Issue
ISSUE

At the November 2014 meeting, with the adoption of the First/Last Mile Strategic Plan, the Board directed the CEO to create a two year pilot Wayfinding Signage Grant Program (Attachment B). In June 2015, the Board adopted the program guidelines that were developed in consultation with Metro's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and its Subcommittees. On August 26, 2015, the Wayfinding Signage Grant Application was released to all eligible applicants and posted on the Metro website with applications due on November 13, 2015. Staff received seven applications totaling $339,731. All applications have been evaluated and staff recommends funding six projects totaling $243,731. Staff requests Board approval of the funding recommendation and authorization for the CEO to execute Grant Agreements with successful grantees.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Pilot program provides $500,000 over Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and 2017 to assist eligible agencies in designing and implementing static wayfinding signage on non-Metro properties to improve usability of the Metro system. Funding for both years is being awarded through this application cycle. The adopted Program Guidelines required that proposed projects be located within one mile to and from Metro fixed guideway transit line/stations that would be opened by the end of FY 2017.

A Grant workshop was held at Metro Headquarters on September 9, 2015. Additional subregional workshops were held at the request of the subregions which included the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (COG)...

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