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Achieving Transit Accessibility Now


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MAG, in partnership with Valley Metro, is developing short- and long-term strategies to improve accessibility to bus stops for all individuals. In response to public input, the MAG Regional Council has approved the use of $2.5 million of transit funding to improve the accessibility at transit stops in the MAG region. The funding will be utilized towards fulfilling the program goal of “Providing safe and equitable accessibility to the transit system across the region with immediate results and long-term sustainability.”

The ATAN Program is intended to be an interim program that addresses immediate and critical needs for improved accessibility to bus stops. To encourage active and continued engagement of the community, projects will be evaluated on a “rolling-application” cycle, with project awards totaling $500,000 every six months, or as needed. Attached please find the approved program requirements.

Round 1 Schedule

Action/Activity Date
Issue Call For Projects 6/2/2017
Due Date for Requests 7/7/2017
MAG Compile requests 7/7-7/18/2017
Evaluate at Transit Committee 7/18/2017
Recommend at TRC, MC 7/27-8/9
Approval RC 8/30/2017
Issue Award Letters 8/31-9/7/2017
Agency develops and approves IGA with VM 8/30 - 12/1/2017
One year clock begins at 3 months after RC action. 12/1/2017
Agency builds improvements 12/1/2017-12/1/2018
Agency submits monthly to 1/4ly reimbursement requests  
Cut off for request for reimbursements 12/1/2018
Report generated with available funding for reprogramming. 1/31/2019
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Transportation Planner III:
Alice Chen

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