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File #: 2022-0341   
Type: Budget Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2022 Final action: 6/23/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING local funding request for Access Services (Access) in an amount not to exceed $156,094,281 for FY23. This amount includes: 1. Local funds for operating and capital expenses in the amount of $153,651,022; 2. Local funds paid directly to Metrolink for its participation in Access' Free Fare Program in the amount of $2,443,259; and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements to implement the above funding programs.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Access Board, Access Service For Ada Compliance (Project), Access Services Inc., Americans With Disabilities Act, Audit, Budget, Call For Projects, City of Los Angeles, Commerce, Contractors, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, Federal Transit Administration, Grant Aid, Key Performance Indicator, Lancaster, Measure M, Memorandum Of Understanding, Metrolink, Palmdale, Paratransit services, Persons with disabilities, Program, Proposition C, Rehabilitation (Maintenance), Ridership, Ridesharing, Rolling stock, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Shared mobility, Subcontractors, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program, Taxicabs
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - FY23 Access Services ADA Program, 2. Presentation
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET, AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
JUNE 15, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: ACCESS SERVICES PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING local funding request for Access Services (Access) in an amount not to exceed $156,094,281 for FY23. This amount includes:

1. Local funds for operating and capital expenses in the amount of $153,651,022;

2. Local funds paid directly to Metrolink for its participation in Access' Free Fare Program in the amount of $2,443,259; and

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements to implement the above funding programs.

Issue
ISSUE
Access provides mandated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit service on behalf of Metro and Los Angeles County fixed route operators. Working in collaboration, Metro and Access staff have determined that a total of $251,874,890 is required for its FY23 operating and capital needs. An additional $2,443,259 is required to support Metrolink's participation in Access' Free Fare Program for a total of $254,318,149. Of this total, $95,836,065 will be funded from federal grants, including Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program funds, passenger fares, and other income generated by Access. The remaining amount of $158,482,084 will be funded with Measure M ADA Paratransit Service (MM 2%) funds, Proposition C 40% Discretionary (PC 40%) funds, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) equivalent funds, and FY21 carryover funds. See Attachment A for funding details.
Background
BACKGROUND

Metro, as the Regional Transportation Planning Authority, provides funding to Access to administer the delivery of regional ADA paratransit service on behalf of Metro and the 45 other public fixed route operators in Los Angeles County consistent with the adopted Countywide Paratransit Plan. The provision of compliant ADA mandated service is considered a ...

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