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File #: 15-0665    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/14/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/14/2015 Final action: 7/14/2015
Title: Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Exchange Fund Transfer Agreement between the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and El Dorado County allowing for the exchange of Federal Funds for Non-Federal State Highway Account funds. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 7-14-15, 2. B - Agreement 7-14-15, 3. C - Vicinity Map 7-14-15, 4. D - San Bernardino Bike Path Vicinity Map 7-14-15, 5. E - Hwy89 Class 1 Bike Trail Vicinity Map 7-14-15, 6. Executed Agreement (7-14-15)
Title
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Exchange Fund Transfer Agreement between the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and El Dorado County allowing for the exchange of Federal Funds for Non-Federal State Highway Account funds.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Exchange Fund Transfer Agreement between the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and El Dorado County allowing for the exchange of Federal funds for nonfederal State Highway Account funds.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The State of California receives allocations from the Federal Highway Administration under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The State uses some of these funds for State projects, and it disperses some of the funds to local agencies around the State (including Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) for use on other qualified projects. Use of these federal funds requires the inclusion of significant federal provisions in all contracts that utilize the federal funds.

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has executed Agreements X14-6125(030) and X15-6125(031) with the State to exchange the aforementioned MAP-21 federal funds for State Highway Account funds in accordance with Section 182.6(g) of the Streets and Highways Code. As the regional transportation planning agency for the County in the Tahoe Basin, TRPA plans to allocate $154,752 of these funds to El Dorado County. The proposed Exchange Fund Transfer Agreement between TRPA and the County formalizes the fact that the County prefers to receive State Highway Account funds from TRPA instead of MAP-21 federal funds.

ALTERNATIVES
Instead of approving the proposed agreement, the Board could reject staff's recommendation, in which case staff would work with TRPA to receive MAP-21 federal funds for use on proj...

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