01-0785R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO A ONE MONTH EXTENSION OF ITS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH ATE MANAGEMENT OF DULUTH, INC.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that the city council hereby authorizes the Duluth transit authority to enter into a one month extension of its current management agreement with ATE Management of Duluth, Inc., which extension agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The term of the DTA management agreement with ATE Management of Duluth, Inc., which is a subsidiary of First Transit, Inc., expired on September 30, 2001. The DTA has solicited proposals for future management and operation of its transit system. The solicitation and evaluation of the proposals has been delayed somewhat because of events beyond the control of the DTA. Therefore, the DTA needs to extend its existing management agreement with ATE Management one month so that it expires October 31, 2001. This resolution and extension agreement accomplish this end.