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Res 96-16 Support of Reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991TOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-16 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, IN SUPPORT OF REAUTHORIZATION OF THE INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT OF 1991. WHEREAS, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) was enacted by the Congress of the United States of America in order to consolidate transportation planning, improve transportation activity efficiency and to further incorporate air quality and environmental concerns into comprehensive transportation programs; WHEREAS, ISTEA granted designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with greater decision-making authority in regional planning activities enhancing region -wide cooperation in the planning and implementation of transportation projects; WHEREAS, ISTEA created the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program which funds activities designed to alleviate problems faced by the people of Tarrant County; WHEREAS, ISTEA established the framework for designating the National Highway System, created a spirit of intermodalism in transportation, allows flexible funding mechanisms, solidified the partnership between local governments, the Texas Department of Transportation, transportation authorities and MPOs and increased public involvement in transportation planning; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas does hereby support the reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 in order to continue effective, comprehensive surface transportation planning. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake this 14' day of October, 1996. ATTEST: Scott Bradley, Mayor Ginger rosswy, Town Se tart' APPROVED AS TO FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney