El Paso – El Paso city representatives voted their support this week to develop the community’s first-ever bike share program. City representatives unanimously authorized Mayor Oscar Leeser to sign an interlocal agreement between the city, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA), and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in which the city will provide $100,000 for a $2 million bicycle kiosk project. The $100,000 was budgeted as part of the city’s environmental services. The main funding for the project comes from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program in the amount of $1,512,000. Other funding sources include $276,000 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Rider 8 program; $88,000 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Surface Transportation Program (STP); and $24,000 from the University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) green fund. Mathew McElroy, the city’s Deputy Director for Planning and Economic Development, explained the program to city officials, at a City Council meeting on July 9, saying that the bike kiosks are not intended to be amenities necessarily, but that they serve a greater function in planning the city’s mass transit system. Read Full Article HERE

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