File #: 2014-0207    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2014 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14149
Title: A MOTION related to Metro transit service and planning.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Jane Hague
Attachments: 1. Motion 14149.pdf, 2. 2014-207 Staff Report Service Reductions.docx, 3. Amendment S3 6-9-14.pdf
Staff: Resha, John
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A MOTION related to Metro transit service and planning.
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WHEREAS, the economic recession and recovery period of 2008 through 2013 resulted in $1.4 billion in anticipated sales tax revenues not being generated for King County Metro transit purposes, and
WHEREAS, the regional transit task force unanimously recommended a comprehensive policy framework for an efficient and effective transit system balancing productivity with geographic value and social equity, and resulting in the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 and King County Metro Service Guidelines, and
WHEREAS, the King County council and executive have worked collaboratively using the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 and King County Metro Service Guidelines to save $798 million of transit service through 2013 and $148 million in ongoing transit savings and increased revenue, and
WHEREAS, the 2013/2014 approved budget reduced the Metro transit system to match available revenues assuming initial service reductions in September 2014, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 17225 adopted Fund Management Policies for the Public Transportation Fund, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 17476, Section 116, Expenditure Restriction ER1, requires a report that identifies and evaluates fare policy options to be submitted by August 1, 2014, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 17757 created a low-income fare program and requires transmittal of a low-income fare program implementation plan for incorporation into the 2015/2016 executive proposed budget, and
WHEREAS, farebox recovery for the Metro transit bus system has been at twenty-nine percent for the past two years and is expected to be twenty-seven and one-half percent following implementation of the low-income fare program, and
WHEREAS, Motion 14081 calls for the transmittal of a plan that fully funds programs to reduce passenger crowding, improve schedule reliability and meet target service levels in the all-day and peak transit network consi...

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