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File #: EDC-21-0860    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/10/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2021 Final action:
Title: Request Economic Development Committee Review the Pacific Electric Trail Expansion Feasibility Study and Recommend Approval by City Council.
Attachments: 1. Attachment - Presentation.pdf
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FOR Economic Development Committee [November 17, 2021]
TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council
FROM: Michael Tahan, Interim Public Works Director

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Request Economic Development Committee Review the Pacific Electric Trail Expansion Feasibility Study and Recommend Approval by City Council.

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BACKGROUND
On November 30, 2018, staff submitted an application for an SB1- 2018 Sustainable Communities Grant to conduct a feasibility analysis for the expansion of the City's Pacific Electric Trail. A successful planning grant project must directly benefit the multi-modal transportation system. Sustainable Communities Grants will also improve public health, social equity, environmental justice, and the environment, while addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities, engaging the public and community stakeholders, and integrating transportation and land use planning.

The City of Rialto (City) received an award letter dated May 17, 2018, from Caltrans Office of Transportation Planning stating that the State selected the City of Rialto to receive a grant award of $264,705 with a local match of $34,295, for a total amount of $299,000 toward the proposed Pacific Electric (PE) Trail Feasibility Study. On June 11, 2019, City Council accepted the grant. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated the funds, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued a Notice to Proceed effective November 15, 2019.

The Rialto PE Trail Expansion Feasibility Study determines constraints, opportunities, and alignment options for extending the PE Trail. The PE Trail is an existing 20-mile pedestrian and Class I bicycle path located on right-of-way previously used by the Pacific Electric railway. The proposed study will evaluate the feasibility of extending the trail from its current terminus at Cactus Avenue to the eastern boundary of the City at Pepper Avenue. The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and Union Pacific Railroa...

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