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File #: 2007-0609    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2007 In control: Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/3/2007
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15976
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, and authorizing the executive to execute an amendment to the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program Agreement.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Transportation
Attachments: 1. 15976.pdf, 2. 2007-0609 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2007-0609 Staff Report - Amendment to Puget Pass Agreement.doc, 4. 2007-0609 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. A. Amendment #1 to the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program Agreement
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Clerk 11/07/2007
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, and authorizing the executive to execute an amendment to the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program Agreement.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. King County and other transit agencies in the Central Puget Sound region have determined that regional fare coordination will, due to increased ease and convenience, promote the use of public transportation throughout the region.
B. K.C.C. 28.94.235 authorizes the executive, subject to approval by the council, to execute inter-jurisdictional trip agreements with other transit agencies to establish a system of fare payment for passengers transferring between systems or crossing jurisdictional boundaries.
C. To further the goal of increasing ridership by making it more convenient and less expensive for riders to use public transit systems in the region, King County and four other central Puget Sound transit agencies, including Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit (Snohomish county), and Everett Transit (city of Everett), entered into an inter-jurisdictional trip agreement, the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program Agreement (the "Regional Fare Agreement," also known as the "Puget Pass Agreement"), dated January 1, 2002, that provides for a program of coordinated fares, a shared set of regional passes, and an associated fare reconciliation arrangement. The Regional Fare Agreement expires on December 31, 2007.
D. Also in furtherance of their shared goal of promoting the use of public transit by making it easier and more convenient for riders to use such services, King County and the other parties to the Regional Fare Agreement, together with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries Division (Washington State Ferries) and the Kitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area (Kitsap Transit), entered into an Interlocal Coop...

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