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					       Western Intermodal
      Transportation Center
                      Middleton, Wisconsin
Project Name: Western Intermodal Transportation Center   Contact: Mike Davis,
Applicant: City of Middleton, Wisconsin                  Middleton City Administrator
                                                         7426 Hubbard Avenue
Project Type: Transit
                                                         Middleton, WI 53562
Project Location: City of Middleton, Dane County,        (608) 827-1058
State of Wisconsin, Congressional District 2             mdavis@ci.middleton.wi.us
Area: Urban
Grant Request: $39,293,010




Bus Service


   Commuter Rail


         Park and Ride


                  Bicycle Trail Link

                            Green Technologies

                                      Pedestrian Connections

                                               Carbon Reduction



               “Workforce Link to the Central City”
Project Narrative Table of Contents


   INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ....................................................................................................................2
   COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL CONTEXT ......................................................................................................3
   SITE DESCRIPTION ...............................................................................................................................................5
   PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND COMPONENTS ...............................................................................................6
         TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED .....................................................................................................6
         PROJECT COMPONENTS ...................................................................................................................................8
   PROJECT BENEFITS AND CONSISTENCY WITH TIGER PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ....................................10
         PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA ALIGNMENT: (A) LONG TERM OUTCOMES.......................................................11
         PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA ALIGNMENT: (B) JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC STIMULUS ...........................19
         ALIGNMENT WITH SECONDARY SELECTION CRITERIA: (A) INNOVATION AND (B) PARTNERSHIPS ......................20
   PROJECT CONSISTENCY WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL PLANS..............................................................21
   PROJECT FEASIBILITY........................................................................................................................................22
   BUDGET SUMMARY, AND SCHEDULE............................................................................................................23



List of Attachments

   1. SITE PLAN / PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING
   2. PERSPECTIVE ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH
   3. FLOOR PLAN OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER (3A-3C)
   4. ELEVATION OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER
   5. DETAILED BUDGET
   6. FEDERAL WAGE CERTIFICATION
   7. RESOLUTIONS OF SUPPORT
          a. DANE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
          b. CITY OF MIDDLETON
          c. MIDDLETON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
   8. LETTERS OF SUPPORT
          a. SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD, U.S. SENATE
          b. SENATOR HERB KOHL, U.S. SENATE
          c. REPRESENTATIVE TAMMY BALDWIN, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
          d. SECRETARY FRANK BUSALACCHI, WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
          e. CHANCELLOR CAROLYN “BIDDY” MARTIN, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
          f. DONNA KATEN-BAHENSKY, PRESIDENT/CEO, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL
          g. MAYOR DAVE CIESLEWICZ, CITY OF MADISON
          h. AL MATANO, CHAIR, MADISON AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD (MPO)
          i. SENATOR JOHN ERPENBACK AND REPRESENTATIVE SONDY POPE-ROBERTS, WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE
          j. KEVIN POMEROY, PLANNING DIRECTOR,1,000 FRIENDS OF WISCONSIN
          k. STEVEN COHAN, CEO, INTELIX LLC.
          l. RAYMOND T. RIDDLY, STANDARD IMAGING, INC.
          m. ROBERT BLETTNER, THE BLETTNER GROUP




Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                                                                            Page 1 of 24
Introduction and Overview

Like other states, Wisconsin has suffered immensely from the recent economic downturn and is
deeply in need of projects that will create jobs and stimulate economic activity in the short term.
More importantly however, Wisconsin needs strategic investments in ideas, places, and projects that
create opportunities for long term economic growth and that position its communities and regions
to be globally competitive in the industries of the future. Middleton’s Western Intermodal
Transportation Center is a project than can accomplish both of these goals. The Center is planned
to be a multi-modal transit facility that integrates a park-n-ride structure, a bus transfer point, future
passenger rail service, state-of-the-art bicycle amenities, and green energy systems. The project has
been part of the region’s transportation vision for many years, is identified in local and regional
plans, and is a carefully-designed project ready for implementation. When built, Western Center will
provide enormous benefits to the long term economic competitiveness, livability, and sustainability
of the immediate area and the larger upper Midwest region.

The industries that have historically been the backbone of Wisconsin’s economy are facing deep
challenges and Wisconsin has recently seen large layoffs from auto plants, boat manufacturers, paper
mills, food processors, and other major employers. Southern Wisconsin has been hit hard by the
2008/2009 recession and the downturn has exposed deep vulnerabilities in the region’s economic
foundation. However, in spite of these declines, the Madison metropolitan area is a place that is
striving to lead the state on a path to reshaping and strengthening Wisconsin’s economy and the
economy of the upper Midwest as a whole. The Madison area is recognized nationwide as having a
unique capacity to spawn new businesses and new technologies in key growth industries. Centered
by a major research university with an aggressive focus on technology transfer, Madison is a hub of
research and commercialization in key fields such as biotechnology, renewable energy, and advanced
medicine. Madison is a place where new ideas are developed, researched, tested, and commercialized
to create new businesses and new industries.

Within the larger Madison area, the City of Middleton has become a key node. Located immediately
adjacent to the City of Madison and fully integrated into the regional economy, Middleton is an
employment growth area that links university research to business development opportunities. Just
five miles west of the University of Wisconsin campus, Middleton is a business development hub
that offers proximity to research parks and business development opportunities. Moreover,
Middleton is a residential location of choice for many University faculty and researchers, as well as
residents who commute daily to jobs in and around downtown Madison.

The proposed Western Intermodal Transportation Center project will be a key hub in the Madison
Metropolitan Area’s transportation network that better connects the region, helps drive job creation,
and contributes to the overall economic health of the area, as well as the economic competitiveness
of the larger region. The Center will be a convergence point for bus, rail, automobile, and
bicycle/pedestrian transportation and will help strengthen the link between university research and
related business development opportunities in Middleton. Further, the project will provide safer,
more convenient access to and from downtown Madison, the region’s hospitals, the University, and
other key destinations.



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TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                         Page 2 of 24
Building Western Center will assist the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin in their
efforts to create jobs and encourage development without exacerbating traffic problems or creating
the need for more parking in Madison’s geographically constrained central city area. Further, the
project will advance the region’s goal of reduce climate impacts by encouraging alternative
transportation options. Moreover, Western Center itself will integrate advanced renewable energy
systems into the structure and provide a model for a modern, efficient, and sustainable multi-modal
transportation facility.

The benefits of this project will extend far beyond the short term jobs it will create and the energy
savings that it will achieve. This project will create a safer, more efficient metropolitan economy with
a highly mobile workforce where synergistic economic assets are tied together with efficient,
convenient transit systems. By linking the area’s unique assets, Western Center will help unleash the
region’s potential to develop and commercialize new technologies and spawn new businesses which
will be the Midwest’s job providers of the future.

More than simply a transportation facility, Western Center will be a key asset in leveraging the
economic capacity of the Madison region and maximizing the area’s potential to create new
businesses ready to compete in the global economy. Madison and the corridor between central
Madison and Middleton has emerged as an engine of innovation with ideas and technologies being
developed at the University, and new related businesses and industries being launched in Middleton
and on the Madison isthmus. Western Center will help this engine run more smoothly and efficiently
by creating a more integrated and coordinated transportation network that focuses on linking nodes
of activity and creating a more mobile workforce where job centers are linked to residential areas
and where synergistic economic assets are connected. The long term benefits of this will be to help
create new companies, jobs, and opportunities that will spread well beyond Middleton and the
Madison area.


Community and Regional Context

Madison and Middleton sit in the heart of a region hit hard by the recent economic downtown. The
depth of the recent recession stunned the nation, but for many communities in southern Wisconsin
and the larger upper Midwest region, plant closures and lay-offs are nothing new and the recession is
simply accelerating decades-long downward trends in manufacturing employment and wages. The
table on the next page highlights just a few of the large layoff events that have affected southern and
central Wisconsin over the last few years. Many of the industries and companies represented on this
list were critical to local economies in Wisconsin for decades. The growing economic obsolescence
of these traditional base industries deeply threatens many communities throughout the Midwest and
across the country.




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Sample of Mass Layoffs in Southern and Central Wisconsin
                                                                                Date of       Jobs
Company                          Location          Industry                     Layoffs       Lost
                                                   Aluminum Extruded
Alcoa Inc                        Beloit            Product Mfg                     9-Jan-09    293
J L French Automotive                              Aluminum Die Casting
Castings, Inc.                   Sheboygan         Foundries                      27-Jan-09    347
                                                   Household Refrigerator
Sub-Zero Freezer Co              Madison           and Home Freezer Mfg.           2-Mar-09    350
                                                   Motorcycle Bicycle & Parts
Harley-Davidson                  Wauwatosa         Mfg                            28-Jul-09    398


Bay Shipbuilding                 Sturgeon Bay      Ship Bldg & Repairing          25-Aug-09    405


Domtar Industries, Inc.          Port Edwards      Paper Mill                     15-Feb-08    501
                                                   Light Truck and Utility
General Motors Corporation       Janesville        Vehicle Manufacturing          28-Apr-08    756


NewPage Corporation              Kimberly          Paper Mills                     1-Aug-08    530


Tecumseh Power Company           New Holstein      Small engines                  12-Feb-07    320


Tower Automotive                Milwaukee        Car & Truck Frames               2-May-06      430
Source: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development



In spite of these economic losses in nearby communities, Madison and Middleton are part of a
metropolitan area that has enormous potential for economic growth and the ability to support
economic development that will benefit the surrounding region. The Madison area has a unique
capacity to spawn new companies in emerging high tech and biotech sectors and Madison has
become a regional wellspring of new ideas, new technologies, and new businesses. Leveraging the
Madison area’s capacity for innovation will be an important key to developing the new industries
and companies that the Midwest needs to reposition its aging industrial models.

The City of Middleton is one of the primary employment centers in the Madison area and sits at a
key location within the region. Middleton is an established community immediately west of Madison
and has a large employment base and a healthy local economy supported by growing high tech
companies and industries. Middleton plays key roles in the region as a western gateway to the
Madison area, an employment hub, and a residential community of choice.

The Madison regional economy is largely driven by the presence of the University of Wisconsin’s
flagship campus and center of research, and the City’s role as the center of Wisconsin state
government. The Madison area is the fastest growing region in Wisconsin with healthy employment
growth driven by the region’s unique assets and emergence as a hub of research, advanced science,
and biotechnology commercialization. Middleton plays a key role in this regional economy.

Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                     Page 4 of 24
Middleton’s business and industrial areas are developing to become places where technology-
oriented companies, often closely tied to the University, choose to locate to bring research and
development into the market place. Further, Middleton’s proximity and access to downtown
Madison make it a favored residential community for the region’s workforce including large
numbers of University and state workers.




Site Description

The Western Intermodal Transportation Center site is located at a key transportation convergence.
The primary east/west corridor into Middleton is University Avenue (US-14), which is the main
arterial connecting Middleton and the west side of Madison to the University of Wisconsin campus
and downtown Madison. The primary north/south corridor through Middleton is US-12 which
loops around Madison’s south side and is a main route to and from Madison from the northwest.
The proposed project site is at the intersection of these two important corridors and is located
directly adjacent to a rail corridor that is planned to support commuter rail and a regional bicycle
trail. The region is in the process of finalizing plans for a commuter rail system that has been in the
planning process for over ten years. The Western Center site has always been the favored location
for this system’s western terminus and for a park-n-ride facility. The underutilized site currently
contains a concrete plant and an empty industrial building.

Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                        Page 5 of 24
Project Description and Components

Transportation Needs to be Addressed
The geography of the Madison area is very unique. Madison’s downtown and the University of
Wisconsin campus are located on a narrow isthmus between two large lakes. This distinctive
geography is an important aspect of the City’s character and appeal, but creates difficult challenges
from a transportation standpoint. With the region’s largest employment areas including major
companies, four hospitals, the University, the State Capitol and state agency offices all located on the
isthmus, commuter traffic is squeezed together as workers enter the City. Further, the limited
availability of land near these employment destinations limits the ability to build parking to meet
workforce needs.

In order for Madison to continue to leverage its local assets and see employment growth in its
downtown area, it is vital to find transportation solutions that provide access to these employment
areas without the need for the region’s workforce to drive or park downtown. Without a clear
strategy and significant investments focused on finding solutions to Madison’s unique transportation
problems, the key engines of the regional economy will stall and the region’s potential for
employment growth will not be fully realized.

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TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                       Page 6 of 24
Providing a multi-modal hub in Middleton that provides the region’s workforce with access to the
downtown will allow the downtown and the University campus to continue to expand and create
jobs without increasing pressure on local roadways or increasing the demand for parking. The
University of Wisconsin has taken the bold step of enacting a policy of not building more parking
spaces on campus and instead encouraging faculty, staff, and students to use transit. Similarly, the
City of Madison is striving to encourage job growth, greater employment density, and new housing
in the central city area with the hope that densification can be achieved with limited use of space and
resources for parking. Western Center will contribute to these efforts by providing a parking option
outside the central city area linked to convenient transit access into the downtown.

In addition to providing better access into downtown Madison and the University, the Western
Center will also facilitate the growing need for transit options for “reverse commuters.” Madison is
seeing a growing interest in downtown living. Prior to the real estate collapse, downtown Madison
was seeing rapid growth in downtown housing appealing to a broad range of age groups and income
levels. Western Center in Middleton and a more efficient transit system will help facilitate continued
residential development in downtown Madison by providing better access to employment growth
areas in Middleton, particularly growth in high-tech industries that tend to attract workers more
likely to prefer downtown housing options.

The corridor between downtown Madison and Middleton is a critical link between residential areas,
job opportunities, and business growth areas. Providing efficient, safe, and convenient
transportation options through this corridor is vital to maintaining and growing the Madison area’s
potential to create jobs; increasing economic competitiveness; connecting people with employment

Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
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opportunities; and addressing safety, congestion, and maintenance issues with the current
transportation network.


Project Components
Western Center will integrate a number of different transportation systems and technologies, and
will be a key hub within the larger regional transportation network. The Center will be a point where
bus, rail, automobile, and bicycle traffic converges and will help encourage multi-modal commuting
and the use of alternatives to automobiles. The specific components of Western Center are listed
below. Additionally, the attached budget table provides a more detailed list of all the components of
the project, and the costs associated with each one.




   •   Park-n-ride (500 parking spaces) - The Center will include a 500-space parking structure
       to meet the needs of commuters from Middleton, Madison’s westside, and other
       communities further west who commute to destinations in downtown Madison, the
       University, Madison hospitals, or other locations.

   •   Bus transfer point - The Center will be a bus transfer point and transit hub for converging
       Madison Metro Transit bus routes. Currently, Metro Transit offers two routes that serve the
       City of Middleton. Initially, these existing routes will converge at Western Center. In the
       longer term, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes will be added to provide fast, convenient
       service from Western Center to downtown.


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TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                       Page 8 of 24
   •   Commuter rail stop - Launching a commuter rail system in metro Madison has been a
       regional transportation priority for many years and the Western Center site has been
       identified as the western terminus of the route and as a key stop on this rail line. The site is
       adjacent to an existing rail right-of-way and a commuter rail platform and station are part of
       the overall design of the Western Center facility.

   •   Rooftop solar and wind systems integrated with plug-in electric vehicle stations - The
       roof of Western Center will be outfitted with small scale helix wind turbines and a
       photovoltaic solar array to generate power for the facility. In the long term, these rooftop
       renewable power systems will be integrated with spaces in the parking structure reserved for
       plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles allowing motorist to charge their vehicles during the day
       utilizing carbon-neutral electricity.

   •   Links to nearby bicycle trails, bike parking, and train/bus-mounted racks - Western
       Center is at a key location relative to metro Madison’s bicycle network. Several short
       recreational trails are proximate to the site and the site connects with the Highway 12 trail
       which will eventually create a 30-mile link to the Wisconsin River northwest of Madison.

   •   Taxi service, car rental, car sharing, and charter bus service - The Center will include a
       cab stand providing convenient taxi service, as well as on-site retail rental car companies.
       Madison’s car sharing companies will also be encouraged to use the center as one of their
       permanent car access locations for members. Charter busses may also use the Center as a
       starting point for service.

   •   Roundabouts - Vehicular roadway access to Western Center may be controlled with
       roundabouts located at the intersection of University Avenue (U.S. Highway 14) and the
       Highway 12 off/on ramps, as well as at the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 and Deming
       Way just to the west of the site. The use of a roundabout at this location will improve traffic
       safety and reduce auto emissions.

   •   Modern waiting area with amenities - The Center’s waiting area will be a modern, well-
       designed facility that provides a safe and comfortable place for commuters to transfer
       between transportation modes and to wait for trains and buses. The Center may also include
       convenience retail including a coffee shop, newsstand, dry-cleaning, and car rental counter.

   •   Bicycle/pedestrian access bridge - Western Center is well-located relative to local and
       regional trail networks and provides access and amenities for bicyclists and pedestrians, part
       of the vision for the project. One component of this is to include a bicycle/pedestrian access
       bridge that allows for safe crossing of University Avenue (Highway 14) from the trail to the
       north of the site. This bridge creates an important link between the Highway 12 bicycle trail
       and a Middleton bicycle trail which connects to a major employment and retail center south
       of Western Center.




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TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                       Page 9 of 24
   •   Hybrid buses - As part of the Western Center project, Metro Transit will begin operating
       express bus service between Middleton and select locations in Central Madison including the
       University Hospital, locations on the University of Wisconsin Campus, and major employers
       in downtown Madison. This bus service will complement existing bus routes that serve
       Middleton and these routes will be adjusted to converge at Western Center.

   •   Highway realignment/reconstruction - The project will involve realigning and
       reconstructing two portions of U.S. Highway 14 between U.S. Highway 12 and Deming Way
       just to the west. This will facilitate better access to the Transportation Center and will create
       safer and more efficient intersections.




Project Benefits and Consistency with TIGER Program Objectives

The Western Center Project has enormous potential to create a more mobile and productive
regional workforce, to facilitate job creation in key growth industries, to encourage transit usage, to
create transportation choices, and to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an
innovative, forward-reaching project focused on enhancing regional and national economic
competitiveness, Western Center will be a model project for achieving the objectives of the TIGER
program. As a planned, long-envisioned infrastructure project with the potential to initiate
construction quickly and create needed jobs immediately, Western Center also closely aligns with the
overarching goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.



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TIGER Discretionary Grant Application                                                      Page 10 of 24
Primary Selection Criteria Alignment: (a) Long Term Outcomes
Western Center is a project that closely aligns with each of the TIGER program’s primary selection
criteria and will help advance these goals. The project will contribute to the long term outcomes
identified as priorities of the TIGER program. It will also create jobs quickly and result in immediate
stimulus to the area’s economy. The specific ways the Western Center will advance the long term
outcome goals and each sub-goal identified by the TIGER program are described below.

Contribute to State of Good Repair (a)(i)
Western Center will help relieve congestion and overall traffic volumes on some of the most
congested roadways in the Madison area. Located at the intersection of two major highways (U.S. 14
and U.S. 12), approximately 64,000 cars pass by the Center site daily (WI-DOT). Much of this traffic
is currently commuters traveling east on University Avenue toward downtown Madison and the
University of Wisconsin. University Avenue is the primary east/west route connecting Madison’s
westside and Middleton with downtown Madison. University Avenue is currently a congested
corridor and overuse has lead to poor conditions that are creating maintenance and repair costs. The
roadway is currently undergoing a reconstruction to address these maintenance concerns but with
continued overuse, University Avenue will continue to see rapid deterioration. Generally speaking,
Western Center will help reduce maintenance costs and create a smarter, more robust transportation
network. More specific ways in which Western Center will contribute to a state of good repair in the
region are described below.

   •   Addressing Maintenance Needs Identified in Local, Regional, and State Plans - The
       concept of creating a multi-modal transportation hub at the Western Center project site has
       long been part of local and regional long range transportation planning and is viewed as a
       key project to helping maintain existing transportation infrastructure. The City of Middleton,
       the City of Madison, the University of Wisconsin, and the region all view this project as one
       that will provide long term benefits and reduce the need for maintenance and new
       construction of parking and roadways.

   •   Upgrading Infrastructure to Facilitate Economic Growth - The City of Middleton and
       surrounding areas on Madison’s westside include the region’s fastest growing employment
       areas with ripe opportunities for new business development, business growth, and job
       creation. In order for business growth and development to continue in this area, improved
       access to Middleton and to Madison’s westside business areas is needed. Similarly, improved
       access and non-automobile transportation options will be critical to facilitating economic
       growth in Madison’s downtown. The region’s largest existing employers are located in the
       central city of Madison including the State Capitol and state agencies, the region’s four
       hospitals, and the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus. The University alone has over
       65,000 students, faculty, and staff and is taking an aggressive approach to expanding its
       facilities without providing additional parking. Western Center is a key component of this
       effort. The University leadership recognizes the need to upgrade access to the campus from
       the west and provide more transportation choices for commuters from Madison’s westside,
       Middleton, and communities further west. In order for the University to continue to grow
       and make investments in research and technology-transfer programs, the campus needs
       improved transit access. Additional information on how Western Center will help facilitate
       long term economic growth is provided in other sections of this application and the


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       importance of the project to the University and other major employers in the region is
       provided in the attached letters of support.

   •   Optimizing Long Term Fiscal Condition - Making the capital investment in constructing
       the Western Center facility now will contribute to the overall fiscal health and economic
       strength of Middleton, Madison, and the larger surrounding region in the long term. The
       facility will ultimately contribute to cost savings by reducing the need for repair and
       maintenance costs for roadways. Further, building a facility that is large; has adequate
       parking and facilitates; and uses multiple forms of transportation including cars, buses,
       commuter rail, and bicycles will ultimately be less expensive to the tax payers than building it
       incrementally and adding amenities on a piecemeal basis. The TIGER investment in the
       Western Center facility will be a one-time investment that will ultimately reduce future needs
       for local, state, and federal transportation agencies to invest in transit facilities.

   •   Providing for Long Term Maintenance - The City of Middleton is a financially stable and
       economically healthy community with the capacity to maintain the proposed Western
       Center. Middleton’s fiscal health and well-performing tax increment financing district will
       provide the means to support the long term operation of the facility. Further, the prime
       location of the proposed Western Center will add to the viability of the retail components of
       the center and retail rents will provide another source of income to fund operations and
       maintenance.

Contribute to Economic Competitiveness (a)(ii)
In the emerging knowledge-driven global economy, maintaining and rebuilding our nation’s
economic competitiveness will depend on our ability to foster innovation, develop new
technologies, and create new businesses. The Madison metro area is a place that has the capacity to
do these things. Madison is a center of advanced research in key growth industries including
biotechnology, renewable energy, medical science, and pharmaceuticals. More importantly, the
region has launched focused, coordinated efforts to transform this intellectual capital into new
businesses and the commercialization of research.

Middleton has emerged as a place where research is transformed into business, where academics
become entrepreneurs, and were ideas go from a laboratory to a production floor. Middleton’s
ability to create jobs, commercialize new technologies, and spawn new businesses is reflected in the
recent growth in high tech companies in and around Middleton. The area captured by a five-mile
area around the site is home to 63,000 jobs (US Census Bureau, LED Origin-Destination Data Base,
2006). Of these, approximately 6,000 are in high-tech industries. Between 2004 and 2009, 72 high-
tech businesses were launched in this five-mile area creating approximately 1,100 jobs in growing
industries (MG & E Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Directory of High-Tech Companies 2004-
2009). These new companies in key growth sectors included pharmaceuticals, stem cell
development, bioenergy, software, bioscience, etc.




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While surrounding areas are shedding jobs as obsolete facilities close and aging industries continue
to fade, new businesses are being launched and jobs are being created in Middleton. Most of these
new businesses are small enterprises with just a few initial employees, but many of these small
companies have tremendous potential for growth. The Midwest needs new companies and new
industries to provide jobs and make the region economically competitive in the face of continuing
declines in the large manufacturing sectors that defined the economy of the previous century.




Middleton is a place where these new industries are being defined and these new companies are
being launched. Building an efficient, convenient, and multi-modal regional transportation system
that better connects Middleton to downtown Madison and the University will help support this
continued growth in key high-tech industries and will ultimately contribute to the economic success
of the Madison area, the Midwest, and the nation as a whole. In the quest to make the
manufacturing communities of the upper Midwest competitive again in the global economy of the
21st century, supporting Western Center will pay long term dividends by helping to harness the
Madison area’s unique potential to develop new technologies and launch businesses in industries
poised for global success. Specific ways Western Center will enhance economic competitiveness are
described below:

   •   Create Greater Overall Workforce Mobility - The Western Center facility will better
       connect regional residents to the area’s largest employers including the Madison hospitals,
       the University of Wisconsin campus, the State Capitol, and state offices. Western Center will
       also provide access for reverse commuters who want an urban lifestyle in downtown



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       Madison but commute to the business and research parks in Middleton and on the far west
       side of Madison.

   •   Contribute to Long Term Job Creation Workforce/Business Linkages - Western
       Center will create a stronger transportation link between research and innovation occurring
       at the University and the commercialization and business development occurring in
       Middleton. Western Center will link Middleton to University research centers and
       technology transfer institutions such as the Institute for Discovery, the Wisconsin Alumni
       Research Foundation, and the Wisconsin Center for Entrepreneurship, all of which are
       located on the University Avenue corridor between Middleton and downtown Madison.

   •   Facilitate New Investment, Hiring, and Expansion of Companies - Western Center
       will support companies currently located in Middleton or start-up high tech companies
       looking to locate in a place with access to the region’s highly-skilled and educated workforce.
       Western Center will also allow several of Madison’s largest downtown employers including
       the State, the University, the hospitals, and private sector companies to grow and expand in
       Madison’s downtown without the need for new parking and without exacerbating increasing
       traffic congestion problems in Madison’s geographically constrained downtown isthmus.

   •   Create Quality Jobs in Growth Industries - More than just creating jobs, Western Center
       will help create high-wage, highly-skilled jobs in economic sectors with high growth
       potential. The businesses being launched in Middleton and the jobs being created tend to be
       in high-tech, growth industries. The jobs in downtown Madison tend to be in highly stable
       and growing sectors such as healthcare, education, and professional services. Building better
       transportation connections to and from these key employment hubs will help create high
       quality and stable employment opportunities.

   •   Creation of Jobs for Economically Distressed Areas - Western Center will help connect
       lower income residents of the region to job opportunities. Middleton itself is an
       economically stable and relatively well-off community. However, Middleton does include
       economically distressed neighborhoods. Parts of Middleton are predominantly comprised of
       affordable rental housing and lower income residents. According to 2009 estimates, one of
       Middleton’s census block groups has a median household income that is approximately 68%
       of the median for the metropolitan area. Western Center will allow lower income residents
       of the region to take advantage of lower cost housing in Middleton and on Madison’s
       westside while still being able to access job opportunities in downtown Madison via transit.

Enhance Community Livability (a)(iii)
The project will enhance livability in Middleton and Dane County by providing more convenient
access to employment, offering new amenities for bicycling, and providing greater regional mobility.
Further, by providing a transit link between growing westside employment areas and downtown
Madison, the project will provide greater opportunities for downtown housing and urban living in
Madison. Additional ways the project will enhance livability include:

   •   Improved User Mobility and Convenience - Western Center will create more
       transportation choices and more convenient access to transit. The Center will be a


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       conveniently-located facility that allows riders to park their vehicle, board a bus or passenger
       train, and experience efficient access to major destinations in the region.

   •   Enhanced Transportation Choices - Western Center will be a convergence of multiple
       transportation systems allowing users to integrate multiple modes of transportation into their
       daily life. The Center will provide a large parking structure integrated with a Madison Metro
       bus transfer center, first-rate bicycle/pedestrian facilities and access, and a stop on the
       proposed commuter rail system. By creating a transportation hub at this location, Western
       Center will provide a range of transportation choices and encourage the use of transit and
       non-motorized options.

   •   Accessibility for the Disabled, Seniors, Low Income Citizens, and Non-drivers - The
       existing Madison Metro bus transfer point in Middleton is an outdoor facility, totally
       exposed to the elements, and with no significant amenities on-site. Western Center will
       replace this transfer point with an indoor facility that provides shelter from the weather and
       a more comfortable waiting area. More that just meeting the minimum requirements for
       accessibility, Western Center will provide safe, comfortable, convenient, and dignified transit
       experience for seniors, low income residents, non-drivers, and the disabled, particularly
       during cold, snowy, or icy conditions.

   •   Improved Infrastructure for Bicycling and Walking - Western Center will be interlinked
       with the region’s bicycle trail network allowing commuters to ride to the Center, leave their
       bike, and take a bus or a train downtown. Similarly, bikers in downtown Madison will be able
       to load their bikes on buses or trains and ride to Western Center to access the existing
       regional recreational trails that link to the Center or are located nearby. To encourage and
       facilitate bicycle and pedestrian access to Western Center, the facility will include a
       bike/pedestrian bridge that provides safe and convenient access to the Center without
       having to cross Highway 14. Further, the Center will include enclosed bicycle storage, on-site
       bicycle maintenance offerings, bike carriers on buses serving the site, locker rooms, showers,
       and other amenities designed to enhance the convenience and safety of walking and biking
       to Western Center.

   •   Reduced Commute Times and Congestion - The transit options and new ridership
       created by Western Center will help reduce commute times and relieve congestion on some
       of the most congested corridors in the Madison area. University Avenue between Middleton
       and Madison, the Madison Beltline stretching around the south and west side of the City,
       and County Highway M extending around the north side of Madison are all routes that have
       been identified as having increasing issues with congestion and these corridors will
       experience congestion relief resulting from Western Center. The map on the next page is
       taken from Dane County’s Vision 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan and depicts
       projected levels of congestion on roadways in the region. As the map shows, University
       Avenue corridor between Middleton and downtown Madison is depicted as either
       “congested” or “very congested,” as are the primary routes through downtown Madison,
       routes to the City’s northside, routes onto the West Beltline Highway. Western Center and
       the transit options it provides will help relieve these congested conditions.



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 Source: Dane County’s Vision 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan

Sustainability (a)(iv)
Sustainability, energy innovation, and energy efficiency are at the core of the Western Center
concept. The project was conceived and designed to reduce automobile commutes and provides
transit options as a way to decrease roadway congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The
Center will give commuters the option to leave their cars at home or park at the Center to board
express buses or commuter trains to access their jobs and other destinations. In addition to
contributing to sustainability goals through the addition of transportation choices, the Western
Center facility will also incorporate advanced green technologies into every aspect of the facility
from stormwater management, to traffic circulation, to bicycle facilities, to renewable energy
generation. The specific sustainability goals the project will advance include:
    • Increase transit ridership through new transit options and better service
    • Reduce parking demand in central Madison by providing downtown workers with the option
         of leaving their cars in Middleton
    • Increase bicycle usage by linking transit to the regional trail network
    • Generate on-site renewable energy utilizing rooftop photovoltaic panels and small scale
         urban wind turbines
    • Use alternative fuel vehicles including hybrid buses, parking and electric connections for
         plug-in hybrids, and neighborhood electric vehicle usage and storage


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    •    Incorporate roundabouts at adjacent intersections to reduce idle time
    •    Include stormwater filtration and reuse and stormwater management best practices in the
         parking structure

Carbon Reduction Estimates
There are three primary ways Western Center will save energy and reduce carbon emissions. First,
the Center and the park-n-ride facility will encourage commuters to use alternatives to automobiles
including transit options and bicycling. Second, the surrounding traffic circulation system will
incorporate a roundabout at an adjacent intersection that is currently controlled by a traditional
traffic light. Third, the Center itself will incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy systems.

    1. By providing 500 parking spaces and transit access to downtown Madison employment
       destinations, Western Center will accommodate 400 commuters per work day who would
       otherwise most likely drive to their jobs. Based on this assumption and using data from the
       Department of Energy on carbon emission per gallon of fuel used, Western Center will help
       save over 1.4 million pounds of carbon emissions by allowing commuters to use express bus
       service. With the planned addition of rail service at the site, the Center’s bicycle facilities, and
       other options it will help create, Western Center’s ability to reduce emissions by providing
       more efficient transportation options may be even greater.

        Carbon Emissions Reduction/Savings from Park-n-Ride & Transit Service
                                                           Without Center    With Center
                                                          (Commuting via (Commuting via
                                                           personal car)     Hybrid Bus)
        Vehicle Trips per Day                                         400               12
        Average MPG                                                    20               5.4
        Average Round Trip Mileage                                     14               14
        Total Miles                                                 5600               168
        Total Gallons of Gasoline Used                                280               31
        Lbs. of carbon per gallon of gas                               19               19
        Total Carbon Emissions Per Day                              5320            591.11
        Total Carbon Emissions Per Year                         1,596,000         177,333
        Total Carbon Savings/Reduction Per Year (lbs)                           1,418,667

    2. One of the key features of the facility will be the addition of a roundabout adjacent to the
       site to control the intersections of Highway 12 off ramps and University Avenue. When
       compared to a traditional lighted intersection, a roundabout at this site will reduce carbon
       emissions by approximately 194,000 pounds per year




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        Carbon Emissions Reduction/Savings from Western Center's Roundabout
                                                       Without Center With Center
        Vehicles per day                                       15,000        15,000
        Stop time per vehicle                                      30             10
        Fuel used minute of idle time                          0.0068        0.0068
        Fuel used per stop                                     0.0034        0.0011
        Fuel saved per day                                         51             17
        Emissions per gallon                                       19             19
        Emissions per day                                         969           323
        Emissions per Year                                    290,700        96,900
        Total Carbon Savings/Reduction Per Year (lbs)                       193,800

   3. One of the most unique and innovative features of the Western Center facility will be the
      utilization of the facility’s roof space for renewable energy systems. With a moderately sized
      solar array and small-scale rooftop wind generators, the project will provide 60 kilowatts of
      power generation capacity and produce about 330,000 kwh of clean electricity per year.
      When compared to drawing power off the grid from coal-fired plants, this rooftop
      renewable generation will save 421,000 lbs of carbon per year.

        Carbon Emissions Reduction/Savings from Western Center's Renewable Energy
        Generation
                                                      Without Center With Center
        Solar Power Generated                                      0              50
        Wind Power Generated                                       0              10
        Coal Power                                                60               0
        Total Power                                               60              60
        Kwh/day                                                  900             900
        Kwh/year                                             328,500        328,500
        Carbon Emissions                                     427,050               0
        Total Carbon Savings/Reduction Per Year (lbs)                       427,050

With these three primary components of Western Center’s sustainability program, the project will
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately two million pounds per year when compared
with baseline alternatives.

        Total Carbon Emission Reduction/Savings from Western Center (Ibs per year)
        Transit Usage                                                       1,419,000
        Roundabout                                                            194,000
        Renewable Systems                                                     421,000
        Total                                                               2,034,000
        Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Safety (v)
Several aspects of the Western Center project will contribute to improved transportation safety:

   •   Reduced Vehicle Miles Traveled – The Center’s most significant contribution to regional
       transportation safety will come from the facility providing commuters with an alternative to
       driving their own vehicles. Many of the primary east/west roadways connecting Middleton

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          to central Madison are outdated roads that are over-capacity, in need of repair, and
          hazardous. Providing more transit options will reduce traffic on these roads and cut down
          on crashes.

      •   Roundabouts and Roadway Repairs – When compared with traditional, lighted
          intersections, roundabouts general reduce the number of collusions resulting in injuries.
          Replacing two intersections with a roundabout and repairing Highway 14 as it enters
          Middleton from the west will be a safety enhancement on a key high-traffic corridor.

      •   Bicycle/pedestrian bridges – The two bicycle/pedestrian bridges included in the Western
          Center plan will eliminate the need for bicyclists and walkers to cross the high traffic
          roadways adjacent to the Western Center site.

 Primary Selection Criteria Alignment: (b) Job Creation and Economic Stimulus
 The City of Middleton and its partners have been planning Western Center for several years and
 have created a preliminary design for the facility. With funding, the project will be ready for
 immediate implementation and will create construction and installation jobs immediately. As shown
 in the following table, Western Center will create approximately 364 immediate jobs constructing the
 facility, installing the renewable energy components of the project, and building the related
 infrastructure around the site. These jobs will be created during the time period set forth in the
 project schedule included in this application. Once construction is complete, operations and
 maintenance of the facility will provide for an additional 25 positions. These estimates are based on
 the guidelines from the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors for projecting job creation from ARRA
 funding projects. It is important to note that these job creation estimates relate only to the Western
 Center facility itself and its ability to quickly create jobs and economic stimulus. The jobs that the
 facility will help create by strengthening the overall economic competitiveness of the region,
 providing greater workforce mobility, and fostering opportunities for new business growth and
 technology development are not part of these estimates. These larger, long term impacts are
 discussed above in the section addressing the TIGER program’s goals for long term outcomes.

Estimated Job Creation from Western Center (FTE Job-Years including Direct, Indirect, & Induced)

                                                                                  Construction
                                                                                  Jobs Created   Maintenance /
                                                                                  over 2 Years    Operations
Western Center Facility Construction                                                  240              8

Adjacent Transportation Improvements (roadways, ped bridges, roundabouts, etc.)       220              15

Construction/Installation of Renewable Energy and Rainwater Harvesting Systems        20               2

Total Job Creation (FTE job years over 2-year schedule)                               480              25




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Alignment with Secondary Selection Criteria: (a) Innovation and (b) Partnerships

(a) Innovation
Western Center will be a model of transportation innovation. The Center will incorporate a number
of innovative strategies and technologies to increase regional mobility, reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, and facilitate short term and long term job creation. The project will utilize new
technologies throughout the facility including rooftop wind and solar systems directly linked to plug-
in parking stalls, neighborhood electric vehicles, smart traffic signals at access points into the facility,
smart buses with GPS systems, and real-time scheduling information in the Center’s waiting areas.
Further, the project will be a model for how large regional employers can work together with the
public sector to solve transportation challenges.

(b) Partnerships
The City of Middleton is leading the Western Center project in close partnership with regional
private and public partners. The project has the broad support of the regional transportation and
economic development leadership, as well as the regional largest employers. Some of the key
partners are described below. The letters of support attached to this application provide additional
information from the partners involved with and supporting this project.

University of Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus in located in Madison
and the University has over 65,000 students, faculty, and staff on campus. Over the last several
years, the University has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into new buildings and new
facilities on campus. These include projects such as the Institute for Discovery, which is a building
and project focused on bringing research and technology development from the University to the
marketplace. This is one example of a University-led project that is focused on creating new
companies, technologies, and jobs, and is a project that will benefit from connectivity to Middleton
and the University’s research park areas on Madison’s westside. The University’s leadership has
adopted a forward-thinking approach to transportation focused toward on-campus demand for
parking and encouraging students, faculty, and staff to use alternative modes of transportation.

Regional Hospitals - The Madison area has four major hospitals and they are all located near
downtown Madison. A large percentage of the workforce for the hospitals live on Madison’s
westside or in Middleton. The hospitals have limited space available for new parking and see a need
for convenient transit to serve their workforce. They recognize Western Center as a project that will
help their operations by giving their staff the option of leaving their cars in Middleton and utilizing
bus or rail service to travel to work.

Dane County - The Western Center project was identified in the County’s Vision 2020 Plan as a
transportation priority and the County recently adopted a resolution in support of this application
for funding. Seeing the project as a regionally beneficial facility, the County has worked closely with
the City of Middleton to develop the concept and will be a partner in implementing the project.

City of Madison and Madison Metro Transit - The economies and transportation networks of
Madison and Middleton are closely intertwined. Metro Transit buses currently serve Middleton and
there is a high degree of commuting between the two cities in both directions. Recognizing this, the
City of Madison and Madison Metro Transit are full supporters of this application and will be

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partners in the project. As the region moves forward with creating a Regional Transit Authority and
launching the planned commuter rail system, Madison and Middleton will continue to work together
to ensure that the two communities have strong transportation connectivity.

Project Consistency with Local and Regional Plans
The idea of building a transit hub at this location to link multiple regional transportation systems is a
long-held idea in the region and is consistent with local and regional transportation and economic
development plans. In addition to the local and county planning initiatives described below, the
Western Center concept is also consistent with University of Wisconsin’s long term transportation
planning and with State transportation goals. The attached letters of support speak to the broad
regional support of Western Center.

City of Middleton Comprehensive Plan and Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan - The Western Center
concept is identified in the City of Middleton’s Comprehensive Plan (adopted 2006) and the City’s
Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan (adopted 1999). Specifically, the Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan recommends the
City: “Plan for the development of a regional intermodal facility that integrates travel by bicycle, bus,
automobile, and potentially commuter rail. A desirable location for such a facility is along the south
side of Highway 14 between the Beltline and Deming Way.”

Dane County Vision 2020 Plan and Transport 2020 Plan- The County’s Vision 2020 Plan was
adopted in 1997, as a guide to long range land use and transportation choices. The Plan identified
the mile-wide east/west corridor extending from Sun Prairie to Middleton for enhanced forms of
mass transit including commuter rail, light rail, and busways. Following up on the Vision 2020 Plan,
Dane County adopted the Transport 2020 Plan in 2002. The Plan identifies Western Center as the
chosen site for the western terminus of the first phase of a commuter rail network. The map below
highlights the Transport 2020 Plan for the rail system.




       Source: Dane County’s Transport 2020 Plan
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Project Feasibility
The Western Center project is a carefully planned project that has been discussed by the City of
Middleton and its regional partners for many years. Middleton has taken the lead in developing a
bold vision for the project and has invested significant time and resources into preliminary design
and engineering of the facility and surrounding transportation infrastructure.

Preliminary Engineering and Design - The City of Middleton has completed a detailed
preliminary engineering and design plan for Western Center. See the attached graphics depicting the
layout of the facility, and its internal design features.




Financial Feasibility - The attached budget provides the costs of the project. The City of
Middleton intends to utilize local resources to fund 10% of the total construction costs of the
facility. With a federal grant for the remaining capital costs of the Western Center facility, the facility
itself will be financially self-sustaining through parking fees and other revenues.

Ownership and Maintenance - The City of Middleton is a fiscally stable community that has the
financial capacity to contribute to the Western Center project and to maintain and operate the
facility. The Western Center site is located within one of Middleton’s well-performing tax increment
financing (TIF) districts and the City is committing 10% of the facility’s construction costs. The City
will work closely with Metro Transit, which currently operates a transfer point in Middleton, to
ensure that the facility is well maintained and operating at its full potential. The City will also
continue to work with Dane County, the City of Madison, and neighboring communities on the
creation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and the RTA will likely become the long term
operator of the facility.

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Federal/State Approvals - The City of Middleton does not anticipate that the Western Center
project will have significant environmental impacts under NEPA. If an award for the project is
granted, the City will immediately begin working with state and federal agencies on any required
permits and approvals. The project is a locally-identified redevelopment priority, is consistent with
local and state transportation plans, and has the support of state officials.



Budget Summary, and Schedule

                                    Western Intermodal Transportation Center
                                   Budget Summary (Detailed Budget Attached)

                                                                                                       Location Label
                                                                                                        on Site Plan
 Park-n-Ride & Transportation Center Construction                                           Cost         (page 22)
                                                              Park-n-Ride Structure       $9,500,000         A
             Transit Station Facilities (ticket office, snack bar, waiting area, etc.)    $3,018,426         A
                                                        Renewable Energy Systems          $1,903,117         A
                                                Site Preparation and Improvements          $837,402          A
             5 Hybrid Busses to Provide Express Service to Downtown Madison               $2,750,000         A
                                                                      Contingencies       $2,695,942         A
                                                            Administration and A/E        $3,100,333         A
                                                                          Sub Total      $23,805,220


 Complementary Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
                         Terrace Avenue Pedestrian Access Bridge & Ramp                   $1,752,600         B
                                  USH 14 Pedestrian Access Bridge & Ramp                  $2,465,100         C
                                             Terrace Avenue Improvements                   $730,800          D
                                 New Roadway Construction (Parkride Way)                  $1,279,400         E
                       Multi Lane Roundabout at Hwy 12 Ramp and Hwy 14                    $1,259,300         F
                                                       USH 14 Realignment                 $3,129,200         G
                                                             USH 12 Ramp                    $975,700         H
                                       Bike Path, Landscaping & Restoration                 $555,600         I
                                                     S. Deming Way Bridge                 $1,838,200         J
                                                            S. Deming Way                 $1,762,900         K
                                                            N. Deming Way                   $421,700         L
                         Multi Lane Roundabout at Hwy 14 and Deming Way                     $771,600         M
                                     USH 14 Improvements at Roundabouts                   $1,759,500         N
                                           Terrace Avenue (at Deming Way)                   $577,400         O
                                                                Water Main                  $334,300
                                                                     Sanitary Sewer        $228,800
                                                                          Sub Total      $19,842,100

                                                               Project Grand Total       $43,647,320

                                                                 TIGER Request                  90%       $39,282,588
                                                  City of Middleton Contribution                10%        $4,364,732



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Western Intermodal Transportation Center: Project Development Schedule
                                                                       Year 2009            2010                    2011          2012
                                                                   Quarter    Q4   Q1    Q2      Q3  Q4    Q1    Q2      Q3  Q4    Q1
                                                                     Month O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M
                                            TIGER Grant Award Decision
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                                                Final Construction Design
     Center Construction




                               Development of Construction Documents
                                                      Approvals/Permiting
                                       Bus Transfer Facility Construction
                                        Park-n-Ride Facility Construction
                                         Select and Order Hybrid Busses
                              Select and Order Wind and Solar Systems
                                          Install Wind and Solar Systems
                                              Occupancy + Commissions
               Western Intermodal Transportation Center Grand Opening
                                                    Public Input Meetings




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                                                Topographic Field Survey
                                                    Base File Preparation
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                                                   Traffic Modeling & ICE
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                                Historical & Archeological Investigations
                                                       Utility Coordination
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                                                      Submit Final Design
                                                         Advertise for Bids
                                            Award Construction Contract
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                                    Pavement Removal and Excavation
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                                                        Lighting & Conduit
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                                                  Ped Bridge Construction
Attachments


   1. Site Plan/Preliminary Engineering
   2. Perspective Architectural Sketch
   3. Floor Plan of Intermodal Transportation Center
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           b. Second Floor
           c. Third to Sixth Floor
   4. Elevation of Intermodal Transportation Center
   5. Detailed Budget
   6. Federal Wage Certification




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Created: 9.15.09                     Third to Sixth Floors - Auto & Bicycle Parking
  2009
         Western Intermodal Transportation Center - Elevation
         Middleton, Wisconsin




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                                                                                                     Conventional
                                                                                                       Parking



                                                                                                                      Bike                                        Bike/Scooter
                                                                                                                     Parking                                         Parking



                                                                                                        Showers,                                                       Neighbohood Electric
                                                                                                        Lockers,                                                          Vehicle Plug-In
                                                                                                         Lounge                                                          Charging Station
                                                      Freight
                                                                          Commuter
       24’




                   Open structure                                 Fence
                   for track access                                                                                   Station
                                                                                     Platform                        Ticketing                         Bus                                             Taxi
                                                                                                                                                    Platform




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Attachment 4
                                                                30’                               30’                          24’        10’       10’
                                                                Rail                            Platform            Station/Ticketing               Bus
                                                                                                                                        Elevator Platform                Bus & Taxi Service Transfer


Created: 6.29.09
Revised: 9.15.09

  2009
Detailed Budget                                                                                    Attachment 5

Transit Station                                                     Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls        1       $75,000        $75,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         $4           $4,000
Site Surcharge                                                       cy     37,037        $25        $925,926
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     8,000         $20        $160,000
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy     2,000         $20         $40,000
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    4,000         $11         $44,000
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     8,000         $5          $40,000
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    16,000        $12        $192,000
Concrete Pavement                                                    sy     5,333         $50        $266,667
Stamped Colored Concrete - Roadway                                   sy      222          $75         $16,667
Stamped Colored Concrete - Sidewalk                                  sf     1,800         $15         $27,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf     720          $10          $7,200
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     5,526         $5          $24,869
Piling                                                                lf    12,800        $90      $1,152,000
Pile Caps                                                            cy      160         $650        $104,000
Parking Ramp Stalls                                                  ea      500       $19,000     $9,500,000
Pedestrian Lighting w/Base - Single                                  ea       25        $2,000        $50,000
Lounge/Restrooms/Showers                                             sf     2,400        $150        $360,000
Ticket Office                                                        sf      800         $120         $96,000
Coffee Shop/Snack Bar                                                sf     1,000        $125        $125,000
Urban Turbine (2kW Helix Turbine)                                    ea        4       $12,750        $51,000
Turbine Circuitry                                                     lf    1,620         $10         $16,200
Turbine Controls & Connections                                       ls        1       $10,000        $10,000
Solar Panels (300kW System)                                          ea     1,468        $750      $1,100,917
Solar Panel Circuitry                                                 lf    20,000        $12        $240,000
Solar Controls & Connections                                         ls        1       $75,000        $75,000
Electric Car Plug-in Circuitry                                       ls        1       $15,000        $15,000
Rain Collection Conduit & Piping                                      lf    5,800         $25        $145,000
Rain Collection/Gray Water Reservoir                                gal     50,000        $2          $87,500
Rain Collection/Gray Water PS and Pressure Tank                      ls        1      $150,000       $150,000
Surface Mount Lights                                                 ea       35         $500         $17,500
Surveillence Camera (2) w/Radio Transmitter & Controls               ls        1       $10,000        $10,000
Blue Light Emergency Telephone                                       ls        1        $5,000         $5,000
Perimeter Site Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                           lf    1,000         $12         $12,000
Perimeter Site Lighting Controls & Connections                       ls        1       $10,000        $10,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls        1        $5,000         $5,000
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       25         $500         $12,500
Landscaping & Amenities                                              ls        1       $50,000        $50,000
Hybrid Busses                                                        ea        5      $550,000     $2,750,000
Bicycle Racks                                                        ea        3        $2,000         $6,000
Bicycle Lockers                                                      ea       10        $3,000        $30,000
                                                        Sub Total                                  18,008,945
                                                   Contingencies                                    2,701,342
                                          Administration and A/E                                    3,106,543
                                                            Total                                  23,816,800   23,816,800


Terrace Avenue Ped Bridge & Ramp                                    Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls      1.0      20,000.00        20,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf   1,000.0        4.00          4,000
Crane Rental                                                         wk      1.5      70,000.00       105,000
Wall Formliner & Colorization                                       vsf    1,368.0       15.00         20,520
Piling                                                                lf   3,840.0       90.00        345,600
Pile Caps                                                            cy      48.0       650.00         31,200
Concrete Columns                                                     cy      64.0       800.00         51,200
36" Prestressed Concrete Girder                                       lf    280.0       135.00         37,800
Steel Superstructure - Ramp                                          ls      1.0      75,000.00        75,000
Concrete Elevated Slabs                                              cy     248.9       900.00        224,000
Surface Mount Lights                                                 ea      28.0       500.00         14,000
Surveillence Camera (2) w/Radio Transmitter & Controls               ls      1.0      10,000.00        10,000
Blue Light Emergency Telephone                                       ls      1.0       5,000.00         5,000
Overhead Ped Light Base, Pole and Fixtures - Single                  ea      8.0       3,500.00        28,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf   2,000.0       12.00         24,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls      1.0       2,500.00         2,500
Railing                                                               lf   1,120.0      100.00        112,000
Glass Framed Enclosure                                                lf    140.0      1,538.46       215,385
                                                        Sub Total                                   1,325,205
                                                   Contingencies                                      198,781
                                          Administration and A/E                                      228,598
                                                            Total                                   1,752,600     1,752,600
USH 14 Ped Bridge & Ramp                                            Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls      1.0      20,000.00        20,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf   1,000.0        4.00          4,000
Wall Formliner & Colorization                                       vsf    2,052.0       15.00         30,780
Piling                                                                lf   6,720.0       90.00        604,800
Pile Caps                                                            cy      56.0       650.00         36,400
Concrete Columns                                                     cy      96.0       800.00         76,800
45" Prestressed Concrete Girder                                       lf    560.0       140.00         78,400
Steel Superstructure - Ramp                                          ls      1.0      75,000.00        75,000
Concrete Elevated Slabs                                              cy     311.1       900.00        280,000
Surface Mount Lights                                                 ea      35.0       500.00         17,500
Surveillence Camera (2) w/Radio Transmitter & Controls               ls      1.0      10,000.00        10,000
Blue Light Emergency Telephone                                       ls      1.0       5,000.00         5,000
Overhead Ped Light Base, Pole and Fixtures - Single                  ea      8.0       3,500.00        28,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf   2,000.0       12.00         24,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls      1.0       2,500.00         2,500
Railing                                                               lf   1,400.0      100.00        140,000
Glass Framed Enclosure                                                lf    280.0      1,538.46       430,769
                                                        Sub Total                                   1,863,949
                                                   Contingencies                                      279,592
                                          Administration and A/E                                      321,531
                                                            Total                                   2,465,100   2,465,100

Terrace Avenue                                                      Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls      1.0       10,000.00       10,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf   1,000.0        4.00          4,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy    2,500.0        3.50          8,750
Concrete Curb and Gutter Removal                                      lf   1,500.0        6.00          9,000
Concrete Sidewalk and Driveway Removal                               sy     616.7         3.50          2,158
Remove Trees                                                         ea      5.0       1,000.00         5,000
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy    1,666.7       20.00         33,333
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy     416.7        22.00          9,167
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    833.3        11.00          9,167
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     200.0         5.00          1,000
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t   3,333.3       12.00         40,000
Asphaltic Concrete                                                     t    900.0        50.00         45,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf   1,500.0       10.00         15,000
Concrete Sidewalk & Driveway                                         sf    5,550.0        4.50         24,975
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea      1.0       3,500.00         3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea      1.0       3,000.00         3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea      1.0       2,500.00         2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                  ea      4.0        850.00          3,400
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf    100.0       100.00         10,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf    100.0        80.00          8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf    200.0        75.00         15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf    200.0        70.00         14,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                             cy    1,200.0       10.00         12,000
Block Retaining Wall                                                vsf    2,100.0       35.00         73,500
Retaining Wall Railing                                                lf    350.0        60.00         21,000
Traffic Signals                                                      ls      1.0      125,000.00      125,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls      1.0       2,000.00         2,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea      4.0       3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf   1,000.0       12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls      1.0       10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy     327.8         6.50          2,131
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea      10.0       500.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     552,581
                                                   Contingencies                                       82,887
                                          Administration and A/E                                       95,320
                                                            Total                                     730,800    730,800
Parkride Way                                                        Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls       1.0      10,000.00       10,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000.0       4.00          4,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy     1,833.3       3.50          6,417
Roadway Surcharge                                                    cy    11,111.1      18.00        200,000
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy      814.8       20.00         16,296
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy      203.7       22.00          4,481
Undercut Backfill                                                      t     407.4       11.00          4,481
Roadway Fill                                                           t   26,963.0       6.50        175,259
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     5,777.8       5.00         28,889
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    1,629.6      12.00         19,556
Concrete Pavement                                                    sy     2,811.1      50.00        140,556
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    1,100.0      10.00         11,000
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     5,500.0       4.50         24,750
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea       1.0      3,500.00         3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea       1.0      3,000.00         3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea       1.0      2,500.00         2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                  ea       4.0       850.00          3,400
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100.0      100.00         10,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100.0       80.00          8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200.0       75.00         15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200.0       70.00         14,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                             cy     1,200.0      10.00         12,000
RR Crossing Surface & Gates                                          ls       1.0     200,000.00      200,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls       1.0      3,000.00         3,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea       4.0      3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000.0      12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls       1.0      10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy      977.8        6.50          6,356
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       10.0      500.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     967,441
                                                   Contingencies                                      145,116
                                          Administration and A/E                                      166,884
                                                            Total                                   1,279,400   1,279,400

Multi Lane Roundabout                                               Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls       1.0      20,000.00       20,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000.0       4.00          4,000
Traffic Control & Staging                                            ls       1.0     100,000.00      100,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy      888.9        3.50          3,111
Roadway Surcharge                                                    cy    11,164.4      18.00        200,960
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     4,444.4      20.00         88,889
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy     1,111.1      20.00         22,222
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    2,222.2      11.00         24,444
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     4,444.4       5.00         22,222
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    8,888.9      12.00        106,667
Concrete Pavement                                                    sy     1,884.0      50.00         94,200
Stamped Colored Concrete                                             sy      348.9       75.00         26,167
Stamped Colored Concrete                                             sf     1,800.0      15.00         27,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    1,413.0      10.00         14,130
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     5,526.4       4.50         24,869
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea       4.0      3,500.00        14,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Double                              ea       4.0      4,000.00        16,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000.0      12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls       1.0      10,000.00       10,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls       1.0      10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy     1,256.0       6.50          8,164
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       4.0       500.00          2,000
Landscaping                                                          ls       1.0      25,000.00       25,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     876,045
                                                   Contingencies                                      131,407
                                          Administration and A/E                                      251,863
                                                            Total                                   1,259,300   1,259,300
USH 14                                                                   Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                              ls      1.0       10,000.00       10,000
Silt Fence                                                                 lf   2,500.0        4.00         10,000
Traffic Control & Staging                                                 ls      1.0      100,000.00      100,000
Pavement Removal                                                          sy    7,333.3        3.50         25,667
Temporary Roadway:
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy     1,777.8      20.00          35,556
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy      444.4       22.00           9,778
                                                    Undercut Backfill     t      888.9       11.00           9,778
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy     4,888.9       5.00          24,444
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course          t     3,555.6      12.00          42,667
                                                   Asphaltic Concrete     t      800.0       50.00          40,000
Permanent Roadway:
                                                  Roadway Surcharge      cy     32,592.6     25.00         814,815
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy      6,111.1     20.00         122,222
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy      1,527.8     22.00          33,611
                                                    Undercut Backfill      t     3,055.6     11.00          33,611
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy      9,777.8      5.00          48,889
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course           t    12,222.2     12.00         146,667
                                                  Concrete Pavement      sy      7,088.9     50.00         354,444
                                           Concrete Curb and Gutter       lf     4,400.0     10.00          44,000
                                                   Concrete Sidewalk     sf      8,000.0      4.50          36,000
8' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        3.0     6,000.00         18,000
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2.0     3,500.00          7,000
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2.0     3,000.00          6,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2.0     2,500.00          5,000
Precast Storm Inlet                                                      ea        16.0     850.00          13,600
36" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     1,000.0    150.00         150,000
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      200.0     100.00          20,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      200.0      80.00          16,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      400.0      75.00          30,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      400.0      70.00          28,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                                 cy      2,400.0     10.00          24,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                             ls        1.0     10,000.00        10,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                                  ea        16.0    3,500.00         56,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                              lf     3,500.0     12.00          42,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                          ls        1.0     10,000.00        10,000
Turf Restoration                                                         sy      6,844.4      6.50          44,489
Sunburst Locust                                                          ea        75.0     500.00          37,500
Median Landscaping                                                       ls        1.0     25,000.00        25,000
                                                          Sub Total                                      2,176,848
                                                     Contingencies                                         326,527
                                            Administration and A/E                                         625,844
                                                              Total                                      3,129,200   3,129,200
USH 12 Ramp                                                              Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                              ls      1.0      10,000.00        10,000
Silt Fence                                                                 lf   1,500.0       4.00           6,000
Traffic Control & Staging                                                 ls      1.0      50,000.00        50,000
Pavement Removal                                                          sy    3,333.3       3.50          11,667
Temporary Crossover Roadway:
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy     1,111.1      20.00          22,222
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy      277.8       22.00           6,111
                                                    Undercut Backfill     t      555.6       11.00           6,111
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy     3,333.3       5.00          16,667
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course          t     2,222.2      12.00          26,667
                                                   Asphaltic Concrete     t      500.0       50.00          25,000
Permanent Roadway:
                                                  Roadway Surcharge      cy     13,888.9      8.00         111,111
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy      2,500.0     20.00          50,000
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy       625.0      22.00          13,750
                                                    Undercut Backfill      t     1,250.0     11.00          13,750
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy      5,000.0      5.00          25,000
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course           t     5,000.0     12.00          60,000
                                                  Concrete Pavement      sy      4,000.0     50.00         200,000
                                           Concrete Curb and Gutter       lf     3,000.0     10.00          30,000
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        1.0     3,500.00          3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        1.0     3,000.00          3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        1.0     2,500.00          2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                      ea        8.0      850.00           6,800
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      100.0     100.00          10,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      100.0      80.00           8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      200.0      75.00          15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf      200.0      70.00          14,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                                 cy      1,200.0     10.00          12,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                             ls        1.0     2,000.00          2,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                                  ea        6.0     3,500.00         21,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                              lf     1,000.0     12.00          12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                          ls        1.0     10,000.00        10,000
Turf Restoration                                                         sy      4,666.7      6.50          30,333
Median Landscaping                                                       ls        1.0     25,000.00        25,000
                                                          Sub Total                                        678,744
                                                      Contigencies                                         101,812
                                            Administration and A/E                                         195,139
                                                              Total                                        975,700   975,700

Bike Path, Landscaping & Restoration                                     Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Silt Fence                                                                 lf   5,000.0       5.00          25,000
Inlet Protection                                                          ea      20.0      300.00           6,000
Straw Bale Berms                                                          ea     200.0       50.00          10,000
Bike Path (2,500') :
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy      2,083.3     20.00          41,667
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy       520.8      22.00          11,458
                                                    Undercut Backfill      t     1,041.7     11.00          11,458
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy       200.0       5.00           1,000
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course           t     4,166.7     12.00          50,000
                                                   Asphaltic Concrete      t      333.3      50.00          16,667
Terrace Restoration - Seed                                               sy      5,555.6      2.00          11,100
Pedestrian Lighting w/Base - Single                                      ea        25.0    2,000.00         50,000
Overhead Light w/Base - Single                                           ea        4.0     3,500.00         14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                              lf     3,500.0     12.00          42,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                          ls        1.0     10,000.00        10,000
Benches w/Concrete Base & Anchors                                        ea        6.0     1,000.00          6,000
Trash Receptacles w/Concrete Base & Anchors                              ea        6.0      800.00           4,800
Wayfinding Sign Pole                                                     ea        10.0    1,000.00         10,000
Sunburst Locust (B)                                                      ea        25.0     400.00          10,000
Red Oak (C)                                                              ea        25.0     400.00          10,000
Spirea                                                                   ea       100.0     100.00          10,000
Arborvitea                                                               ea       125.0     200.00          25,000
Dogwood                                                                  ea       100.0     100.00          10,000
Prairie Forb Mix                                                         ea      1,000.0     18.00          18,000
Mulch                                                                    sf     20,000.0      0.65          13,000
Bike Path Marking                                                         lf     3,000.0      1.00           3,000
                                                          Sub Total                                        420,150
                                                      Contigencies                                          63,023
                                            Administration and A/E                                          72,476
                                                              Total                                        555,600   555,600
Water Main                                                          Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension

Mobilization                                                        ls       1.0      10,000.00        10,000
Silt Fence                                                           lf    3,000.0       4.00          12,000
12" Water Main - Medium Production                                   lf    1,000.0      90.00          90,000
8" Water Main                                                        lf     500.0      110.00          55,000
6" Water Main                                                        lf     100.0      120.00          12,000
8" Water Service                                                     lf     100.0      110.00          11,000
12" Gate Valve and MH                                               ea       2.0      2,500.00          5,000
8" Gate Valve and MH                                                ea       2.0      2,100.00          4,200
8" Gate Valve and Box                                               ea       2.0      1,000.00          2,000
6" Gate Valve and Box                                               ea       4.0       900.00           3,600
New Fire Hydrant                                                    ea       4.0      2,000.00          8,000
Water Main Casing                                                    lf      80.0       25.00           2,000
Bored Water Main Construction                                        lf      80.0      100.00           8,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                            cy     1,500.0      10.00          15,000
Connect to existing WM - Live Tap                                   ea       2.0      1,500.00          3,000
Connect to existing WM - Cut In                                     ea       2.0      1,000.00          2,000
Abandon Existing Main                                               ls       1.0      10,000.00        10,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     252,800
                                                    Contigencies                                       37,920
                                          Administration and A/E                                       43,608
                                                            Total                                     334,300   334,300

Sanitary Sewer                                                      Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension

Mobilization                                                        ls       1.0      10,000.00        10,000
Silt Fence                                                           lf    3,000.0       4.00          12,000
8" Sanitary Sewer D=0-12'                                            lf     250.0       80.00          20,000
8" Sanitary Sewer D=12-16''                                          lf    1,000.0      85.00          85,000
8" Sanitary Sewer Lateral                                            lf     100.0       85.00           8,500
4' ManholeD=12-16''                                                 ea       3.0      2,500.00          7,500
Granular Trench Backfill                                            cy     2,500.0      10.00          25,000
Connect to Existing Sewer                                           ea       1.0      5,000.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     173,000
                                                    Contigencies                                       25,950
                                          Administration and A/E                                       29,843
                                                            Total                                     228,800   228,800

Terrace Avenue (E&W)                                                Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls        1      10,000.00        10,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         4.00          4,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy     2,500         3.50          8,750
Concrete Curb and Gutter Removal                                      lf    1,500         6.00          9,000
Concrete Sidewalk and Driveway Removal                               sy      617          3.50          2,158
Remove Trees                                                         ea        5       1,000.00         5,000
Roadway Cut                                                          cy     4,444        15.00         66,667
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     2,500        20.00         50,000
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy      625         22.00         13,750
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    1,250        11.00         13,750
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy      200          5.00          1,000
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    5,000        12.00         60,000
Asphaltic Concrete                                                     t     900         50.00         45,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    1,500        10.00         15,000
Concrete Sidewalk & Driveway                                         sf     3,550         4.50         15,975
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,500.00         3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,000.00         3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       2,500.00         2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                  ea        4        850.00          3,400
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100        100.00         10,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100         80.00          8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         75.00         15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         70.00         14,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                             cy     1,200        10.00         12,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls        1       2,000.00         2,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea        4       3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000        12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls        1      10,000.00        10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy      328          6.50          2,131
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       10        500.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     436,581
                                                    Contigencies                                       65,487
                                          Administration and A/E                                       75,310
                                                            Total                                     577,400   577,400
S. Deming Way                                                       Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls        1       10,000.00       10,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         4.00          4,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy     3,333         3.50         11,667
Roadway Cut                                                          cy     23,704       15.00        355,556
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     3,241        20.00         64,815
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy      810         22.00         17,824
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    1,620        11.00         17,824
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     5,778         5.00         28,889
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    6,481        12.00         77,778
Asphaltic Concrete                                                     t    2,000        50.00        100,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    2,000        10.00         20,000
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     10,000        4.50         45,000
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,500.00         3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,000.00         3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       2,500.00         2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                  ea        8        850.00          6,800
30" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     500        125.00         62,500
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100         80.00          8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         75.00         15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         70.00         14,000
Storm Water PS                                                       ls        1      300,000.00      300,000
12" Water Main                                                        lf     800        100.00         80,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                             cy     3,200        10.00         32,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls        1       5,000.00         5,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea        4       3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000        12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls        1       10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy      978          6.50          6,356
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       10        500.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                   1,333,007
                                                    Contigencies                                      199,951
                                          Administration and A/E                                      229,944
                                                            Total                                   1,762,900   1,762,900


S. Deming Way Bridge                                                Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls        1      20,000.00        20,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         4.00          4,000
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     4,444        20.00         88,889
Crane Rental                                                         wk        2      70,000.00       105,000
Wall Formliner & Colorization                                       vsf     7,600        15.00        114,000
Piling                                                                lf    1,867        90.00        168,000
Pile Caps                                                            cy       27        650.00         17,333
CIP Abuttment Walls                                                  cy       89        800.00         71,111
CIP Retaining Walls                                                  cy      333        800.00        266,667
CIP Retaining Wall Footings                                          cy      500        350.00        175,000
CIP Elevated Slab                                                    cy      237        800.00        189,630
48" Prestressed Concrete Girder                                       lf     612        150.00         91,800
Reset RR Tracks                                                       lf     500        100.00         50,000
Overhead Ped Light Base, Pole and Fixtures - Single                  ea        4       3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000        12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls        1       2,500.00         2,500
                                                        Sub Total                                   1,389,930
                                                    Contigencies                                      208,489
                                          Administration and A/E                                      239,763
                                                            Total                                   1,838,200   1,838,200
N. Deming Way                                                       Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls        1      10,000.00        10,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         4.00          4,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy     1,833         3.50          6,417
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     1,222        20.00         24,444
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy      306         22.00          6,722
Undercut Backfill                                                      t     611         11.00          6,722
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     5,778         5.00         28,889
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    2,444        12.00         29,333
Asphaltic Concrete                                                     t     917         50.00         45,833
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    1,100        10.00         11,000
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     5,500         4.50         24,750
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,500.00         3,500
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       3,000.00         3,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                 ea        1       2,500.00         2,500
Precast Storm Inlet                                                  ea        4        850.00          3,400
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100        100.00         10,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     100         80.00          8,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         75.00         15,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                   lf     200         70.00         14,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                             cy     1,200        10.00         12,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls        1       2,000.00         2,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea        4       3,500.00        14,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000        12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls        1      10,000.00        10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy      978          6.50          6,356
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       10        500.00          5,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     318,867
                                                    Contigencies                                       47,830
                                          Administration and A/E                                       55,005
                                                            Total                                     421,700   421,700


Multi Lane Roundabout                                               Unit   Quantity   Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                         ls       1        20,000.00       20,000
Silt Fence                                                            lf    1,000         4.00          4,000
Traffic Control & Staging                                            ls       1       100,000.00      100,000
Pavement Removal                                                     sy      889          3.50          3,111
Unclassified Excavation                                              cy     2,222        20.00         44,444
Undercut Excavation                                                  cy      556         20.00         11,111
Undercut Backfill                                                      t    1,111        11.00         12,222
Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization                                sy     1,000         5.00          5,000
Crushed Aggregate Base Course                                          t    4,444        12.00         53,333
Concrete Pavement                                                    sy     1,884        50.00         94,200
Stamped Colored Concrete                                             sy      349         75.00         26,167
Stamped Colored Concrete                                             sf     1,800        15.00         27,000
Concrete Curb and Gutter                                              lf    1,413        10.00         14,130
Concrete Sidewalk                                                    sf     5,526         4.50         24,869
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                              ea       4        3,500.00        14,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Double                              ea       4        4,000.00        16,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                          lf    1,000        12.00         12,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                      ls       1        10,000.00       10,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                         ls       1        10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                     sy     1,256         6.50          8,164
Sunburst Locust                                                      ea       4         500.00          2,000
Landscaping                                                          ls       1        25,000.00       25,000
                                                        Sub Total                                     536,752
                                                    Contigencies                                       80,513
                                          Administration and A/E                                      154,316
                                                            Total                                     771,600   771,600
USH 14                                                                   Unit   Quantity    Unit Price   Extension
Mobilization                                                              ls       1         10,000.00       10,000
Silt Fence                                                                 lf    2,500          4.00         10,000
Traffic Control & Staging                                                 ls       1        100,000.00      100,000
Pavement Removal                                                          sy     7,333          3.50         25,667
Temporary Roadway:
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy      1,778         20.00         35,556
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy       444          22.00          9,778
                                                    Undercut Backfill     t       889          11.00          9,778
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy      1,000          5.00          5,000
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course          t      3,556         12.00         42,667
                                                   Asphaltic Concrete     t       800          50.00         40,000
Permanent Roadway:
                                              Unclassified Excavation    cy     6,111          20.00        122,222
                                                 Undercut Excavation     cy     1,528          22.00         33,611
                                                    Undercut Backfill      t    3,056          11.00         33,611
                                 Geotextile for Subgrade Stabilization   sy     9,778           5.00         48,889
                                   Crushed Aggregate Base Course           t    12,222         12.00        146,667
                                                  Concrete Pavement      sy     7,089          50.00        354,444
                                           Concrete Curb and Gutter       lf    4,400          10.00         44,000
                                                   Concrete Sidewalk     sf     8,000           4.50         36,000
6' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2         3,500.00         7,000
5' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2         3,000.00         6,000
4' DIA Storm Manhole                                                     ea        2         2,500.00         5,000
Precast Storm Inlet                                                      ea       16          850.00         13,600
36" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     200          150.00         30,000
24" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     200          100.00         20,000
18" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     200           80.00         16,000
15" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     400           75.00         30,000
12" RCP Storm Sewer                                                       lf     400           70.00         28,000
Granular Trench Backfill                                                 cy     2,400          10.00         24,000
Signage and Pavement Marking                                             ls        1         10,000.00       10,000
Light base, Poles and Fixtures - Single                                  ea       16         3,500.00        56,000
Lighting Conduit w/Conductor                                              lf    3,500          12.00         42,000
Lighting Controls & Connections                                          ls        1         10,000.00       10,000
Turf Restoration                                                         sy     6,844           6.50         44,489
Sunburst Locust                                                          ea       75          500.00         37,500
Median Landscaping                                                       ls        1         25,000.00       25,000
                                                          Sub Total                                       1,224,033
                                                      Contigencies                                          183,605
                                            Administration and A/E                                          351,910
                                                              Total                                       1,759,500     1,759,500

                                                                                                          Grand Total $43,658,900
                                                                                                TIGER Request (90%) $39,293,010
                                                                                 City of Middleton Contribution (10%) $4,365,890
Resolutions of Support

   1. Dane County Board of Supervisors
   2. City of Middleton
   3. Middleton Chamber of Commerce




Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
TIGER Discretionary Grant Application
                          DANE COUNTY CLERK
                           City-County Building, Room 112
                         210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
                              Madison, Wisconsin 53703
                                    (608) 266-4121

                                                                   KAREN PETERS
ROBERT OHLSEN                                                       CHIEF DEPUTY
COUNTY CLERK                                                        (608) 266-4122


STATE OF WISCONSIN )
                    ) ss.
COUNTY OF DANE     )



I, Robert Ohlsen, the duly elected Clerk of the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, do
hereby swear that the attached is a true and correct copy of Res. 108, 09-10 – Supporting
The City Of Middleton’s “Tiger” Grant Application to the U.S. Government, was adopted
by the Dane County Board of Supervisors September 3, 2009 and approved by the
County Executive on September 11, 2009.




  Robert Ohlsen
  Dane County Clerk
                                     RES. 108, 09-10

     SUPPORTING THE CITY OF MIDDLETON’S “TIGER” GRANT APPLICATION
                       TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

        The City of Middleton is applying for a Transportation Investment Generating
Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant to develop a multimodal transportation
center that will facilitate short- and long-term job creation along a key transit corridor
serving the Madison Metropolitan Area. This grant program is a great opportunity to
stimulate implementation of regional transportation solutions and economic development
generating economic recovery in Dane County.

         The “Western Intermodal Transportation Center” is planned for the southwest
quadrant of the U.S. Highway 12 and 14 interchange and adjacent to a publicly-owned
rail corridor. Regional transportation planners and political leaders have identified this
hub as the western terminus for a planned commuter rail line extending from Middleton
to the northeastern edge of Madison, where it would connect with High Speed Rail
service to Milwaukee and Chicago and, eventually, the Twin Cities. The center would
also be located at the planned junction for two regional bicycle trails.

       A multimodal hub in this location will provide the region’s workforce with access
to downtown Madison, the University of Wisconsin campus, and other sites on
Madison’s Isthmus, thereby promoting job expansion and creation without increasing
pressure on local roadways or increasing demand for parking. At the same time, the
center will facilitate “reverse commuting” and enhance the ability of Madison area
residents to reach the several thousand jobs, many of which are in the biotechnology
and medical devices industry clusters, that are located in west-metro business parks.

        Local planning participants have targeted the structure to be designed to
accommodate 500 parking spaces, a bus transfer area, and a commuter rail station. In
addition, roof-top solar and wind turbines will be integrated with plug-in electric vehicle
parking, and there will be direct links to nearby bicycle trails.

       The City of Middleton is diligently planning this project in concert with the
Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as well as key entities in the
region such as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, University of Wisconsin,
University Hospital, Dane County, and the City of Madison.

       At its August 5, 2009, meeting, the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board
(the Federally-designated MPO) formally endorsed this project.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Dane County Board of
Supervisors joins the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board in endorsing the City
of Middleton’s TIGER grant application in recognition that this project is consistent with
adopted regional land use and transportation plans and will help improve regional transit
service and expand the economy.


Adopted by the Dane County Board of Supervisors September 3, 2009.
Approved by the County Executive September 11, 2009
Letters of Support


   1. Senator Russell Feingold, U.S. Senate
   2. Senator Herb Kohl, U.S. Senate
   3. Representative Tammy Baldwin, U.S. House of Representatives
   4. Secretary Frank Busalacchi, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
   5. Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, University of Wisconsin
   6. Donna Katen-Bahensky, President/CEO, University of Wisconsin Hospital
   7. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, City of Madison
   8. Al Matano, Chair, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MPO)
   9. Senator John Erpenback and Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts,
       Wisconsin Legislature
   10. Kevin Pomeroy, Planning Director, 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin
   11. Steven Cohan, CEO, Intelix LLC.
   12. Raymond T. Riddly, Standard Imaging, Inc.
   13. Robert Blettner, The Blettner Group




Middleton’s Western Intermodal Transportation Center
TIGER Discretionary Grant Application
                      Office of the Mayor
                      David J. Cieslewicz                                                                 Room 403
                                                                              210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
                                                                                  Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3345
                                                                                                 PH 608 266 4611
                                                                                                FAX 608 267 8671
                                                                                       TTY/Textnet 866 704 2340
                                                                                        mayor@cityofmadison.com

September 14, 2009

The Honorable Secretary Raymond LaHood
U.S. Dept. of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

Dear Secretary LaHood:

On behalf of the City of Madison, I am pleased to lend my strong support to the City of Middleton’s
request for a federal Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to
develop a multi-modal transportation center in one of the metropolitan area’s key transportation
corridors. I am confident approval of this application will result in the kind of economic recovery this
program was designed to create.

This transportation center will be a major catalyst for new development and job creation without
adding traffic to an increasingly congested corridor. It will also significantly improve workforce
mobility between two major employment centers.

The critical issue here isn’t whether the area will grow. Madison and Middleton are projected to
sustain significant growth into the foreseeable future. The issue is whether the metro area will
expand in a way that encourages dense, sustainable neighborhoods or in a way that turns our
surrounding farmland into sprawling subdivisions. It is my hope that this transportation center will
spur the kind of transit use and transit-oriented development that will encourage the former and
prevent the latter.

The Madison metro area just recently acquired the statutory authority to create a regional
transportation authority that will greatly enhance cooperative transportation planning. I applaud
Middleton’s initiative in taking this key step toward creating a multi-modal regional transportation
hub in this new context, and I am eager to work with them to expand on our existing cooperative bus
service. I hope the federal government will agree to partner with us by approving Middleton’s grant
request.

Thank you for your consideration of this innovative project.

Sincerely,



David J. Cieslewicz
Mayor

cc: Mike Davis - City of Middleton, Wisconsin
   Frank Busalacchi, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
                                                                 
                                      16 North Carroll St. – Suite 810
                                           Madison, WI 53703
                                               1kfriends.org




September 10, 2009


Dear TIGER Grant Selection Committee:

On behalf of the more than 2000 members of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin I would like to express our
enthusiastic support for the City of Middleton’s application for a TIGER Grant. The Middleton Western
Station Transportation Center project is a critical component of the long range transportation
infrastructure for the Madison region. The Middleton Western Station would be strategically sited
immediately west of Madison and adjacent to the proposed commuter rail corridor and a regional bicycle
trail at the intersection of the primary corridors of US 12 & 14. This location serves as a major regional
gateway for employees, residents and visitors and is well suited for this multi-modal facility.

Dane County is one of the fastest growing regions in Wisconsin and is forecasted to grow by 20% in the
next 20 years which means an increase of nearly 100,000 persons in the county. With many roads
already congested, the region’s air quality is a growing problem which has increased the interest, need
and demand for a variety of greener commuting options such as car pools, bus, commuter rail and
bicycle. The Western Station will be a major multi-modal hub given its proximity to major employers, UW
Madison and suburban commuters. The project will provide access to a variety of transportation options
and will link the region with UW Madison, major business development centers and provide convenient
access to downtown Madison.

As a statewide non-profit organization that is dedicated to education, advocacy and policy on complete
transportation systems and sensible land use, this is exactly the kind of project that we strongly support
and is necessary for the long range future of the Madison metropolitan region.

Sincerely,




Kevin Pomeroy, AICP
Planning Director
1000 Friends of Wisconsin

				
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