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<br /> <br />4N <br /> <br />pLEASANTONc <br /> <br />City Council <br />Staff Report <br /> <br />January 3, 2006 <br />Economic Development <br /> <br />SUBJECT: <br /> <br />"WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT-- <br />REGIONAL RIDESHARE PROGRAM <br /> <br />STAFF RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />Authorize the City Manager to sign the attached Agreement. <br /> <br />SUMMARY: <br /> <br />The Rides to School program is an interactive partnership be~een the City, <br />the School District and parents to plan and manage school traffic at <br />individual schools, primarily by reducing the number of vehicles through <br />carpools and the like. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has a <br />computer based Regional Rideshare Program that it has offered to the City <br />to help make the Rides to School Program operate better. In order for the <br />City to use the program, the MTC has requested that the City sign a <br />Waiver of Claims and Indemnification Agreement. If the agreement is <br />approved, there is no cost for the City to use this program. <br /> <br />Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council: <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />Rides to School is an interactive partnership bet"\Veen the City, Pleasanton Unified School <br />District and parents to plan and manage school traffic at individual schools. The main goal of <br />the Program is to provide the tools and process "\Vhereby each of the partners can come to a <br />consensus on a traffic management plan for each school. An essential "\Vay to alleviate school <br />traffic is by reducing the number of vehicles entering and leaving the school. This can be <br />accomplished by forming parent-led carpools, "\Valkpools or bikepools. <br /> <br />The pooling program matches students from the same school. Once the necessary information is <br />entered into a database, a matchlist of parents/students can be generated. Personal information <br />is kept confidential. Only the parent's name, street name, cross street and contact information <br /> <br />SR:06:025 <br />Page 1 <br />