On June 8, 2009, the Orlando City Council approved the Interlocal Agreement by and between the City of Orlando, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (d/b/a LYNX) and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) related to the Downtown Orlando Transit Circulator Expansion Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study and subsequent funding for the AA study, including a $115,750 Project Administrative Fee. On August 15, 2011, City Council approved the Amended and Restated Interlocal Agreement to include the Parramore BRT Project, the East-West BRT Project and the Gertrude's Walk Project.
On October 25, 2012, City Council approved the First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Interlocal Agreement to include the additional $3 million (TIGER II) and a local match of $750,000 for the Parramore BRT Project, including the reconstruction of Terry Avenue and/or Amelia Street, and the purchase of three (3) hybrid electric buses.
The Second Amendment reaffirms the City's commitment to fund the environmental remediation as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The land on which the Parramore BRT Project will operate is owned by the City of Orlando, and is affected by certain environmental matters which will require certain remediation work. The parties now desire to amend the Interlocal Agreement, to establish the payment of said environmental remediation costs by the City to LYNX. LYNX, or their subcontractor, will still be responsible for performing the environmental remediation work. The City agrees to cover the remediation work in an amount not to exceed $785,145.00. LYNX, or their sub contractor, will still be responsible for the undertaking of the environmental remediation work. The City reserves the right to review and approve the remediation scope of work prior to the issuance of the notice to proceed.