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Sponsored by: McClure <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-074 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,SUPPORTING THE SEWARD AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT HUMAN <br /> SERVICES COMMUNITY COORDINATION PLAN TO BE SUBMITTED <br /> TO THE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION <br /> AND PUBLIC FACILITIES <br /> WHEREAS, people with specialized transportation needs have rights to mobility. <br /> Individuals with limited incomes and people with disabilities rely heavily,sometimes exclusively,on <br /> public and specialized transportation services to live independent and fulfilling lives.These services <br /> are essential for travel to work and medical appointments,to run essential errands,or simply to take <br /> advantage of social or cultural opportunities; and <br /> WHEREAS, under MAP-21, projects funded by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) <br /> Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program must be <br /> included in a locally developed,coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.The <br /> Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities requires any human service transit <br /> projects funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust to also be included in a coordinated public transit- <br /> human services transportation plan; and <br /> WHEREAS,the FTA Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with <br /> Disabilities Program provides operating and capital assistance funding to provide transit and <br /> purchase of services to private nonprofit agencies,federally recognized tribes,and to qualifying local <br /> public bodies that provide specialized transportation services to elderly persons and to persons with <br /> disabilities; and <br /> WHEREAS, Alaska Mental Health Trust provides grants to private non-profit agencies, <br /> federally recognized tribes,and to qualifying local public bodies that serve community transit needs <br /> of trust beneficiaries, namely Alaskans who experience mental illness; developmental disabilities; <br /> chronic alcoholism with psychosis;or Alzheimer's disease and related dementia through funding for <br /> operating assistance,purchase of services,capital and coordinated transportation system planning; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, a local committee with participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, <br /> representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers and <br /> participation by other members of the public met on August 13, 2015 and October 29,2015; and <br /> WHEREAS,the local committee reviewed and recommended through consensus a Public <br /> Transit Human Services Coordination Plan Update and Project Prioritization to be submitted to the <br /> State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. <br />