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File #: G19-783   
Type: Council Consent Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: Consideration of a Subaward Agreement between Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the City of Olathe for an Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program grant for Olathe's Taxi Voucher Program. .
Staff Contact: Michael Meadors, Kathy Rankin
Attachments: 1. Subaward Agreement between KCATA and the City of Olathe

Department: Parks & Recreation

Staff Contact: Michael Meadors; Kathy Rankin

Subject: Consideration of a Subaward Agreement between Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and City of Olathe for an Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program grant for Olathe’s Taxi Voucher Program.

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Item Description:

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Consideration of a Subaward Agreement between Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the City of Olathe for an Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program grant for Olathe’s Taxi Voucher Program. .

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Summary:

The Taxi Voucher Program under the Housing Services Division provides affordable and dependable transportation services to Olathe seniors and individuals with disabilities needing transportation for work, medical or to meet personal needs. In 2018, 40,027 one-way rides were provided to Olathe Taxi Voucher Program participants.

 

The City of Olathe as a subrecipient of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) grant received from the Federal Transit Administration known as MO-2017-011-01 has been awarded to the Taxi Voucher Program.  Olathe’s program is consistent with the region’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Service Plan. 

 

The program is being awarded $550,000 to provide one-way trip costs for disabled citizens (seniors and individuals with disabilities) transportation for personal, medical, and/or work- or work-related trips.   The grant is for two years starting December of 2018 and ending in December of 2020.  The grant requires a dollar for dollar match (in-kind or hard cost) from the city.   The City utilizes General Funds and revenue from the sale of taxi rides as their match for the grant. 

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Financial Impact:

$550,000 in federal funds will be matched with $550,000 from the City of Olathe General Funds and revenue from the sale of taxi rides. 

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Action Needed:

Staff recommends approval of the subaward agreement between KCATA and the City of Olathe.

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Attachment(s):

Subaward Agreement between KCATA and the City of Olathe.