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File #: 2368-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To amend Ordinance 0741-2019 to change the source of funding from Smart City grant funds to City cost share funds; to authorize the expenditure of up to $700,000.00 from the Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair Fund to Futurety and Paul Werth Associates for the Mobility Solutions Marketing and Communications Support contract; and to declare an emergency. ($700,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ord 2368-2019 SCC Mobility Soln Marketing
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Ordinance 0741-2019 in order to change the funding source and increase the contract amounts. The funding for 0741-2019 will now come from City of Columbus cost share funds instead of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart City Grant Fund. The contract amounts will be made for a total of $700,000.00 instead of $500,000.00.

Ordinance 0741-2019 authorized the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into professional service contracts with Futurety and Paul Werth Associates in an amount of up to $250,000.00 each for the Mobility Solutions Marketing and Communications Support contract. The purpose of this contract is to shift transportation habits of Central Ohioans from single occupancy car usage to multi-modal mobility options, and expand mobility access for Central Ohioans who lack access to a personal vehicle through Smart Columbus’ Multimodal Trip Planning Application and Smart Mobility Hubs projects. Goals of the project include: creating awareness of the Multimodal Trip Planning Application and the Smart Mobility Hubs; driving downloads and trials of the Multimodal Trip Planning Application; driving foot traffic to Smart Mobility Hubs; driving new and repeat transactions within the Multimodal Trip Planning Application; and driving usage of services at Smart Mobility Hubs.

The original legislation used Smart City Grant Funds to pay for this contract. It has become necessary to switch the funding source to City cost share funds to ensure the City meets the cost share requirements of the grant. It was also intended to do planned modifications to increase the contract amounts once additional funding became available. Switching the contract funding source allows the contracts to be issued for the entire intended dollar amounts instead of doing a later modification.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
The funding source is being changed from Fund 7768 (Smart City Grant Program), Grant G59161...

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