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File #: 19-6099   
Type: Capital Improvements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an Advanced Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), accepting grant reimbursement in the estimated amount of $1,320,000.00 from TxDOT for controller upgrade related expenses and authorizing payment in the amount not to exceed $340,164.00 to TxDOT, of which $10,164 is for TxDOT's administrative oversight of federal funds and $330,000 is the required local cash match for the Citywide Upgrade of Traffic Signal Controllers Project. Funding is available and included in the Advanced Transportation District Fund as authorized in the FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program and federal funds. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Project Map, 2. Advance Funding Agreement, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Staff Presentation, 5. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0709
DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Advanced Funding Agreement: Upgrade of Traffic Signal Controllers Project


SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing the execution of an Advanced Funding Agreement between the City of San Antonio and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), accepting grant reimbursement in the estimated amount of $1,320,000.00 from TxDOT for controller upgrade related expenses and authorizing payment in the amount not to exceed $340,146 to TxDOT, of which $10,164.00 is included for TxDOT's administrative oversight of federal funds and the remaining $330,000.00 is the required 20% local match, funded out of the Advanced Transportation District Fund as authorized in the Adopted FY 2019-2024 Capital Improvements Program and federal funds, located citywide.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

TCI currently maintains approximately 1,400 signalized intersections. The current software that operates on the traffic signal controllers, or computers, located at each intersection is no longer supported by its vendor and does not provide the functionality needed to continue to improve traffic signal operation and prepare the City for the future. The City is seeking new software which will provide enhanced features, improve network security and allow for better and more extensive data collection and performance measure calculations.

In April 2016, this project was selected for funding through the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Local Agency Managed projects are managed by the City but receive federal funds administered through TxDOT. The funds paid to TxDOT by the City are for costs associated with oversight for administration of the federal funds.


ISSUE:

This ordinance authorizes the execution of an Advanced Funding Agreement between the City of San Antonio and the Texas Departmen...

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