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File #: 2017-0772   
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/3/2017 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action:
Title: APPROVE the Resolution in Attachment A to: A. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee to receive STASGR funds from the State Controller's Office (SCO); and B. CERTIFY that Metro will comply with STASGR Recipient Certifications and Assurances, and authorize the CEO or his designee to execute all required documents and any amendments with the California Department of Transportation.
Indexes: Budgeting, Capital Project, Certification, Guidelines, Program, Resolution, Senate Bill 1, State Of Good Repair
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - STASGR.pdf
Related files: 2017-0808
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FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: SB1: STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE STATE OF
GOOD REPAIR PROGRAM (STASGR)

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RESOLUTION FOR RECIPIENT CERTIFICATIONS AND ASSURANCES

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the Resolution in Attachment A to:

A. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee to receive STASGR funds from the State Controller's Office (SCO); and

B. CERTIFY that Metro will comply with STASGR Recipient Certifications and Assurances, and authorize the CEO or his designee to execute all required documents and any amendments with the California Department of Transportation.

Issue
ISSUE

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued the formal draft of the SB1 State of Good Repair Program Guidelines on October 6, 2017. The guidelines state that in order to qualify for eligibility to receive funding allocations, potential recipients must submit a signed, dated and Board-approved Certifications and Assurances document and a signed and dated Authorized Agent Form to Caltrans. Therefore, staff is seeking Board approval to submit the resolution contained in Attachment A.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

On April 28, 2017, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) into law. Section 19 of SB1 modifies the State Transit Assistance (STA) program to provide new funding to transit operators in California for eligible state of good repair capital projects. The STASGR is funded from a portion of the new Transportation Improvement Fee on vehicle registrations commencing January 1, 2018.

Even with only six months' worth of revenues in Fiscal Year 2018, the State Controller's Office (SCO) estimates the STASGR will provide $105 million statewide, with more than $31.6 million coming to Los Angeles County. Fiscal Year 2019 is projected to be approximately double that amount. The funds will be distributed using the STA formula, so the Municipal Operators also will receive fun...

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