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File #: 19-1526    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2019 In control: Department of Transportation
On agenda: 2/12/2020 Final action:
Title: Authorize payment to Dallas Area Rapid Transit for operation and maintenance costs for the Dallas Streetcar System from Union Station to Bishop Arts District for Fiscal Year 2020 - Not to exceed $1,602,000.00 - Financing: Streetcar Developer Fund ($370,100.00) and General Fund ($1,231,900.00)
Indexes: 1, 2
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
AGENDA DATE: February 12, 2020
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): 1, 2
DEPARTMENT: Department of Transportation
EXECUTIVE: Majed Al-Ghafry
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Authorize payment to Dallas Area Rapid Transit for operation and maintenance costs for the Dallas Streetcar System from Union Station to Bishop Arts District for Fiscal Year 2020 - Not to exceed $1,602,000.00 - Financing: Streetcar Developer Fund ($370,100.00) and General Fund ($1,231,900.00)

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BACKGROUND

The Dallas Modern Streetcar is a City owned facility that links the downtown Central Business District to the Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District. The system includes six stops on 2.3 miles of track all within the City street network. The system was constructed using $81M in State and Federal grant funds with the expectation of providing an economic stimulus, neighborhood revitalization, and an alternate mode of public transportation for at least a 30-year period.

The City maintains Interlocal Agreements (ILA) with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Federal Transit Administration, Texas Department of Transportation, and with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) pertaining to the Dallas Streetcar System. These ILA's established the City of Dallas as the owner of the Dallas Streetcar and allow for the City to rely on technical expertise from DART to operate and maintain the Dallas Streetcar.

On April 25, 2018, City Council authorized an amendment to the ILA with DART to establish a $1.00 fare for riding the streetcar by Resolution No. 18-0625. Holding the public hearing required by federal regulations and installing the equipment to implement this fare is in progress. It is anticipated that the fare will be in effect by September 2020.

On August 28, 2019, City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a consolidated Master Streetcar I...

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