01-0786R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DULUTH TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO RENEW ITS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH FIRST TRANSIT, INC., FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS COMMENCING NOVEMBER 1, 2001.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that pursuant to Laws of Minnesota, 1969, Chapter 720, the Duluth transit authority is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with First Transit, Inc., providing for the management of the transit system for a five year period commencing November 1, 2001, which agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ____________.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes a five year management contract between First Transit, Inc., and the DTA. First Transit, Inc., is the parent company of ATE Management of Duluth, Inc., which is the present manager of the DTA's transit system. The agreement in paragraph 4 provides that this agreement shall be assigned to ATE Management of Duluth, Inc., so that the same legal entity will continue to manage the transit system.