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File #: 21-3110    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Orange County Transit District Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2020 In control: Transit Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2021 Final action: 2/11/2021
Title: Amendment to Agreement with First Transit, Inc., for the Provision of Contracted Fixed-Route Service
Sponsors: Eileen Bruggeman, Beth McCormick
Indexes: CONTRACT
Attachments: 1. Transmittal, 2. Staff Report, 3. Attachment A, 4. Attachment B

Title

Amendment to Agreement with First Transit, Inc., for the Provision of Contracted Fixed-Route Service

 

Overview

On March 23, 2015, the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved an agreement with First Transit, Inc., for the management and operation of contracted fixed-route OC Bus service. Since March 23, 2020, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, OC Bus fixed-route service has been significantly reduced. Because of the sustained operation of reduced service levels, and consistent with the terms of the agreement, First Transit, Inc. has requested an amendment to adjust the contract rates, and to be reimbursed for additional costs incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020, specifically provides for this relief with guidance from the Federal Transit Administration. Staff requests approval of an amendment to the agreement with First Transit, Inc., to adjust the contract rates for the service provided from June 14, 2020 through May 31, 2021, and to increase the amount of coronavirus pass-through funds by $3,149,737.

Recommendation(s)

 

A.                      Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 12 to Agreement No. C-4-1737 between the Orange County Transportation Authority and First Transit, Inc. to adjust the rates for the provision of contracted fixed-route OC Bus service, and increase the maximum reimbursement necessary to cover actual expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic an additional $3,149,737, for an amount not to exceed $4,969,679, from June 14, 2020 through May 31, 2021. In addition, authorize scope of work modifications to clarify performance expectations.

 

B.                      Approve an amendment to the Orange County Transportation Authority Fiscal Year 2020-2021, Operations Division Budget, in the amount of $4,415,312.