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File #: 15-13165    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action:
Title: 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Title
2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Action
Action:
A. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and approve a contract up to $1,143,219 with RS&H Architects - Engineers - Planners, Inc. for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Taiwo Jaiyeoba, City Manager's Office
Robert Cook, Planning, Design, and Development
Neil Burke, Planning, Design, and Development

Explanation
* The City of Charlotte is the lead planning agency for the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Charlotte urbanized area.
* The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is a federally required, long-range plan that must be updated every four years, and the CRTPO adopted its 2045 MTP in March 2018.
* On behalf of the CRTPO, The City of Charlotte selects a consultant to provide planning, project evaluation, and public involvement services for the development of the 2050 MTP and to ensure all federal guidelines are met.
* On August 9, 2019, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ); two responses were received.
* RS&H Architects - Engineers - Planners, Inc. is the best qualified firm to meet the city's needs on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification of professional services in response to the RFQ requirements.
* RS&H will be supported by two sub-consultants as noted in this scope of services:
* Kittelson & Associates, Inc., and
* City Explained, Inc.

Background
* The MTP will be prepared in accordance with federal law. RS&H will review the components/contents of the MTP for compliance with all required elements outlined in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, in particular:
* Updates to the incorporation of performance-based planning,
* Evaluation of the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system, and
* Di...

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