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INTERAGENCY AGREEMENTDTFR61 -06 -X -30038/000091 Page of
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2. Order No.3. Requisition No.
65-01-6098
4. Solicitation No.
5. Effective Date
09/14/2006
6. Award Date
09/14/2006
7. Period of Performance
06/01/2006 TO 07/31/2009
8. Servicing Agency
DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY
9 -X -0750
DUNS: +4:
236 SHARKEY AVENUE
SUITE 400
CLARKSDALE M5 38614

POS: BILL TRIPLETT Telephone. 662-624-8600
9. Deliver to
Mike Neathery, (202)366-1257
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF INTERSTATE 6 BORDER PLANNING
400 SEVENTH STREET, SW
WASHINGTON DC 20900
10. Requesting Agency
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
ALC:. 69-05-0001
DUNS: 928338219 +4:
OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
400 SEVENTH STREET, SW
ROOM 4410
WASHINGTON DC 20590
Poc Staphanie D. Curtis
Telephone No. 202-366-6014
11. Invoice Office
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF BUDGET & FINANCE DIVISION - HCF
ROOM 4307
400 SEVENTH STREET, SW
WASHINGTON DC 20590-0001
12. Office
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
400 SEVENTH STREET, SW
WASHINGTON DC 20590-0001
13. Legislative Authority
SAFETEA-LU Section 1923
14. Project No.
15. Project Title
Study of Transportation Assets and Needs
16. Accounting Date
No cost time extension
17. Item No.18. Supplies/Invoices19. Quantity20. Unit21. Unit Price22.
 Tax ID Number: 45-0482486

OA Information: Teasury Code: 95-x-0750 TIN: 450482486

FRWA AIX: 69-05-0001 FHWA DUNS: 92-8338219 FA TIN: 22-3934594

Continued...
      
24. Pavement Provisions
Intergovernmental Payment Accounting Code
24. Total Agency
$0.00
25. Signature of Government Representative
Signed by Stephanie D. Curtis/
25b. Signature of Government Representative (Requesting)
25 b. Name and Title 9/21/06 26 Contracting Officer
Stephanie D. Curtis
IAA No.
DTFH61-06-X-30038/000001
Order No.Page 2 of 2
002This modification is issued to extend the period of performance from May 30, 2009 to July 31, 2009.

Except as noted herein, all other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

Transportation Assets and Needs of the Delta Region Statement of Work

Background

Section 1923 of the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users", henceforth referred to as SAFETEA-LU, requires that,

"Secretary [of Transportation] shall enter into an agreement with the Delta Regional Authority (in this section referred to as the "DRA") to conduct a comprehensive study of transportation assets and needs for all modes of transportation (Including passenger and .freight transportation) in the 8 States comprising the Delta region (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee)."

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), referred to above, is a federal-state partnership serving a 240-county/parish area in an eight-state region. Led by a Federal Co-Chairman and the governors of each participating state, the DRA is designed to remedy severe and chronic economic distress by stimulating economic development and fostering partnerships that will have a positive impact on the region's economy. The DRA helps economically distressed communities to leverage other federal and state programs that are focused on basic infrastructure development and transportation improvements, business development, and job training services. Under federal law, at least 75 percent of funds must be invested in distressed counties and parishes and pockets of poverty, with 50 percent of the funds earmarked for transportation and basic infrastructure improvements.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been involved in a number of activities that relate to the Delta region. For example, in 1995, the Department published a report entitled, "Linking the Delta Region with the Nation and the World".

This report was the result of an investigation by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), on progress achieved in transportation and employment in the lower Mississippi Delta region. More recently, the FHWA conducted a number of studies of highway corridors in the Delta region as part of the Economic Development Highways Initiative, which was established as part of the 2000 DOT Appropriations Act.

Section 1923, which is has the same title as this statement of work requires the DRA to consult with state, local and regional government and develop a report to be submitted to the Secretary of Transportation and the two Congressional authorization committees two years from the date of an agreement between the DRA and the Secretary. A MOA between the DRA and the Secretary is attached. The date of this agreement is..... The MOA identifies several tasks to be accomplished under a funding agreement. These tasks are delineated below.

Task A

The first task will be the consultation with the FHWA and with the eight States that comprise the Delta region. The consultation with the eight States will also include, to some extent, consultations with local officials and agencies, regional officials and agencies and non-governmental officials. This task will continue throughout all the other tasks until the end of Task E. To facilitate this consultation we expect the DRA to place appropriate material (e.g., the results of conferences, the findings of specific studies) on the internet under the general DRA website. We expect this task to begin as soon as possible and to be completed by 3 years from the effective date of this contract.

Task B

The second task will be the development of a sub-study of transportation assets within the Delta region. This sub-study will be informed by: previous work done directly for the DRA; to some extent by State, local and regional governments; by the results of the consultations undertaken in Task A; by work done for or with regional bodies such as the southern Growth Policies Board or the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; by work done for the Latin American Trade and Transportation Study; and other work as appropriate. The transportation assets will include air, rail and water transportation infrastructure as well as highway infrastructure. The assets may include Intelligent Transportation System assets as well. We expect this task to begin within 3 months and to be completed within 10 months from the effective date of this contract.

Task C

The third task will be the sub-study of transportation needs for all modes of transportation (including passenger and freight transportation) within the Delta region. This sub-study will be informed by all the work mentioned above in Task B as well as the Task B work itself. The transportation needs will include air, rail and water transportation infrastructure as well as highway infrastructure. The needs may include Intelligent Transportation System assets as well. The needs should be placed within some categories or tiers of priority. We expect this task to begin within 9 months and to be completed within 20 months from the effective date of this contract.

Task D

The fourth task will be development of a report on the results of the two sub-studies. We expect this task to include some appropriate maps and other graphics. We expect this report to be no more than 50 pages, not counting appendices. We expect the report to have an executive summary of not more than 10 pages. We expect this task to begin within 15 months and be completed within 24 months of the effective date of this contract.

Task E

The fifth task will be the development of a regional strategic plan to implement the recommendation(s) of the report. We expect this task to be informed by all the work mentioned in Task C as well as the Task C work itself and the report mentioned in Task D. We expect the plan to be no longer than 40 pages not counting appendices. No executive summary is required. We expect this task to begin within 23 and to be completed within 38 months of the effective date of this contract.

Estimated Cost

Task A - 200 hours of PI work @ $100/hr* =
200 hours of work by analyst @ $80/hr -
consultant contract(s)
non labor direct costs*
$ 20,000
16,000
30,000
14,000
Task B -100 hours of PI work @$100/hr =
100 hours of work by analyst @ $80/hr =
consultant contract(s)
non labor direct costs
10,000
8,000
150,000
2,000
Task C- 100 hours of PI work @$100/hr =
100 hours of work by analyst @ $80/hr =
consultant contract(s)
non labor direct costs
10,000
8,000
150,000
2,000
Task D - 200 hours of PI work @$ 1 00/hr =
consultant contract(s)
non labor direct costs
20,000
100,000
6,000
Task E - 100 hours of PI work @$100/hr =
100 hours of work by analyst @ $80/hr =
consultant contract(s)
non labor direct costs
10,000
8,000
220,000
8,000
Administrative support during Tasks A-E 300 hours @ $60/hr = $ 18,000
Web related and other IT services for the above =$ 48,150
Non labor costs include travel, paper, telephone, etc. 
Total $858,150

Source of Funding = federal funding of $858,150.

Period of Performance = 38 month

Status Report of Tasks


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