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File #: 2019-1874    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/12/2019 In control: Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/24/2019
Enactment date: 7/24/2019 Enactment #: 470
Effective date: 7/25/2019    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a Cooperation Agreement and amendments or other agreements as needed, with the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny County ("County"), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority in order to determine responsibilities and facilitate completion of the Bus Rapid Transit Project, in addition to authorizing expenditure of City funds toward the Bus Rapid Transit Project in an amount not to exceed Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00), and authorizing receipt of certain funds under the Cooperation Agreement to be authorized for further expenditure toward staffing of the Bus Rapid Transit Project.
Indexes: URA COOPERATION AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2019-1874
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a Cooperation Agreement and amendments or other agreements as needed, with the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Allegheny County ("County"), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority in order to determine responsibilities and facilitate completion of the Bus Rapid Transit Project, in addition to authorizing expenditure of City funds toward the Bus Rapid Transit Project in an amount not to exceed Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00), and authorizing receipt of certain funds under the Cooperation Agreement to be authorized for further expenditure toward staffing of the Bus Rapid Transit Project.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh ("City"), Port Authority of Allegheny County ("Port Authority"), Allegheny County ("County"), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority ("URA") (collectively the "Parties"); have been engaged in the initial planning and design of a proposed bus rapid transit link between the central business district of the City of Pittsburgh and Oakland and other East End neighborhoods ("Bus Rapid Transit Project" or "BRT Project"); and

WHEREAS, the BRT Project is in the public interest and will be beneficial and advantageous to the City, County, URA and Port Authority in that it will facilitate the expeditious and effective movement of transit patrons by reducing travel times and improving the quality and reliability of service for people using mass transit, materially contribute to the well-being, progress and development of the City and County, and reduce traffic on City streets; and

WHEREAS, the BRT Project is also intended to stimulate neighborhood revitalization along the BRT Project corridor, as well as incorporate necessary transit and infrastructure improvements between the Central Business District and Oakland and other East End neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the Parties now wish to proce...

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