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File #: 2021-0253    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/7/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15929
Title: A MOTION relating to public transportation, approving the King County Metro Transit COVID-19 Response Title VI Service Equity Analysis report.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: King County, Metro, Pandemic Flu, transit, Transportation
Attachments: 1. Motion 15929, 2. A. King County Metro Transit COVID-19 Response Title VI Service Equity Analysis, 3. 2021-0253 transmittal letter, 4. 2021-0253 Legislative Review Form, 5. 2021-0253_SR_TitleVI-COVID
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Drafter
Clerk 07/01/2021
Title
A MOTION relating to public transportation, approving the King County Metro Transit COVID-19 Response Title VI Service Equity Analysis report.
Body
WHEREAS, following the precipitous decline in public transit ridership during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and through the exercise of the King County executive's emergency authority, the King County Metro transit department temporarily suspended service in response to the public health emergency, and
WHEREAS, the Federal Transit Administration Circular FTA C 4702.1B, Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") regulations require recipients of FTA financial assistance to comply with applicable U.S. Department of Transportation Title VI regulations, including conducting service equity analyses for major service changes, and
WHEREAS, as outlined in FTA Circular FTA C 4702.1B, Chapter IV, Section 7, any major service change that lasts longer than twelve months is considered permanent and requires a service equity analysis. The same timeframe is applicable to service changes initially implemented in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. As a recipient of federal financial assistance from the FTA, and in accordance with FTA Circular FTA C 4702.1B, service equity analyses conducted by the Metro transit department for major service changes must be approved by the council, and
WHEREAS, the Metro transit department, as a transit provider and direct recipient of federal financial assistance from the FTA, developed the King County Metro Transit COVID-19 Response Title VI Service Equity Analysis report in compliance with applicable federal regulations;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
The council hereby approves the King County Metro Transit COVID-19 Response Title VI Service Equity Analysis report, which is Attachment A to this motion. The council requests that the executive transmit a copy of Attachment A to this
motion, with a copy of th...

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