Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Bridging the Gap" transportation projects to be ranked in July

To All,
This is news that relates to Bridging the Gap applications that the East District will be ranking during our July 8th meeting. The way I read this is that we have three underlined projects under the heading East District: 12th Avenue, 19th Avenue, and Madison.
From: Brochet, Art [mailto:Art.Brochet@seattle.gov] On Behalf Of DOT_NSF
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 2:11 PM
Cc: Divina, Ted (Ted.Divina@seattle.gov); Dumpys, Christa; Bush, James; Ko, Karen; Lock, Stan; Louie, Steve; Mattson, Rob; Pitre, Yun; Pottharst, Ed; Durkan, Tim; Whittemore, Thomas
Subject: 2013 NSF Application Studies

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is pleased to announce the completion of the preliminary evaluations of the 2013 Neighborhood Street Fund applications selected by Seattle’s District Councils for consideration. 
You may remember that 68 applications were received city-wide and that each District choose three for preliminary project analysis and cost estimates.   Whether you submitted an application, supported a proposed improvement or helped to select which projects moved forward, you may be interested in seeing the resulting studies.
Project information sheets for the District Council selected projects are now posted on the http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_large.htmwebsite as downloadable pdfs, grouped together for each District.  (Please note that when printing the PDFs they are in 11” x 17” format.  The pages may be printed on a 8.5” x 11” printer by selecting “Tile” in your print dialog box instead of selecting “Fit to Page”, but are probably better viewed on line.)

No later than July 8, each District Council must return a rank order preference for their projects to DOT_NSF@seattle.gov  - via their Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood District Coordinator.  Councils may arrive at this determination however they like, but it is worth considering that the overall ranking of projects – citywide – will be made by the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee largely on the basis of the following criteria:
·        Safety
·        Quality of Life
·        Value – also known as “Bang for the Buck”
The schedule calls for recommending the citywide ranking to the Mayor and City Council in August for the $4.5 million available.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact the following staff members based on the topic concerned:
Regarding each District Council’s selection timetable and process –
·        East                        Tim Durkan                         Tim.Durkan@seattle.gov
Regarding the analysis of any specific proposal – Thérèse Casper, Therese.Casper@seattle.gov
Regarding the Bridging the Gap program– Krista Bunch, Krista.Bunch@seattle.gov          
Other questions - Art Brochet, Art.Brochet@seattle.gov              
We look forward to the design (in 2014) and construction (mostly in 2015) of some truly wonderful transportation improvements across the city.   Thank you for your time and effort in this process of ensuring that these projects are well conceived and appropriately selected. 


Thérèse Casper
NSF Program Manager

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