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05/15/2012 04D 2013-2018 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program - Set Hearing Date r r -�- ,o. ) ... ,, ::: .1 „ --..,,,i .A.,; k r , „.. y__,2 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT L i Item No. For Meeting of: May 15, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Resolution to set the dates of June 5, 2012 and June 19, 2012 to consider: A) Adoption of the Six -year Transportation Improvement Program for the years 2013 to 2018, and to amend the Metropolitan Transportation Plan; and B) Amend the Yakima Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Capital Facilities Element. SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport, Acting Directof of Community and Economic Development CONTACT Doug Mayo, City Engineer, 576 -6678 PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: A) Each year the City is required by RCW 35.77.010 and RCW 36.81.121 to update its Six - year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for submittal to the Washington State Department of Transportation. This plan must include all transportation projects for which state gas tax revenue of federal revenue will be used. The current plan for 2012 - 2017 included eleven projects that had funding. Funding for the remainder of the projects will continue to be sought. A Public Hearing will be held to consider adoption of a Resolution approving the six -year TIP and amending the regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Comprehensive Plan Capital Facilities Element. Six -year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Background On August 10, 2005, the President signed into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA -LU). This act is the next authorization after the prior Transportation Equity Act of 1998 for the 21st Century (TEA -21) and previous Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991. The current act again specifies the systems on which certain funds can be used, and activities for which funds can be used and promotes the role of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in the planning and programming of projects. SAFETEA -LU requires each designated MPO to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the state to develop a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as a condition to securing federal funds for the transportation projects. Projects listed in the STIP are the only projects that can be approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to utilize federal funds through approved State funding agencies. The STIP is a prioritized program of transportation projects, complied from local and regional plans, along with the Washington Transportation System Plan (WTP), which provides a backbone for developing projects for the intermodal transportation network in the State of Washington. The STIP contains federally funded projects plus state and local projects that are regionally significant. These projects have been identified through the planning process as the highest priority for the available funding to the state's transportation program. Planning activities of state and local governments are essential parts of integrated regional planning processes. Long range transportation planning is a part of the comprehensive land use planning carried out by local governments. Citizen participation is an integral part of the planning process at all levels. Local Agencies are required to develop and adopt a six -year transportation program. All local agencies are required to hold at least one public hearing during the development of the six -year transportation program. Project ranking has been performed utilizing data supplied by the Street and Traffic Division. The ranking will be integrated with other project needs and the total list will be reviewed and adjusted to the particular need of the City of Yakima. B) The City needs to amend the Yakima Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Capital Facilities Element to incorporate the adopted six -year TIP for 2012 to 2017. This will ensure that we are in compliance with the Growth Management Act and that we are consistent with the Comprehensive Plan as required. The amendment is limited to incorporate only those projects that adopted in the STIP and is not subject to the "once a year" change required under the laws of the Growth Management Act. Resolution X Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR City Manager SUBMITTAL: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff respectfully requests that Council adopt the resolution to set June 5, 2012 and June 19, 2012 as the hearing dates to review and adopt the updated six -year TIP, and amend the Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Capital Facilities Element. BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download Resolution RESOLUTION NO. R -2012- A RESOLUTION setting the times and place for hearings on June 5, 2012 and June 19, 2012 in the City of Yakima Council Chambers to review and adopt the Six -year Transportation Improvement _ Program for the period of 2013 to 2018. WHEREAS, the City of Yakima annually prepares, reviews and adopts a six -year program for the construction of streets and arterial streets in the City of Yakima for the ensuing six -year period, all as contemplated and required by State RCW 35.77.010 and applicable federal law; and WHEREAS, a public hearing must be held on said program before final approval, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: That said program shall be presented for hearing and determination on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the City of Yakima, at Yakima City Hall, Yakima, Washington, or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, and that notice of such hearing be given as approved by law. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 15 day of May, 2012. Micah D. Cawley, Mayor ATTEST: City Clerk