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File #: 2009-0536    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2009 In control: Physical Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2009
Enactment date: 12/22/2009 Enactment #: 16725
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing the specific routing for Pacific Highway South, Bellevue-Redmond, West Seattle, and Ballard-Uptown RapidRide service improvements for King County.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Larry Phillips
Indexes: transit, Transportation
Attachments: 1. 16725.pdf, 2. 2009-0536 Attachment to Transmittal Letter.doc, 3. 2009-0536 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. 2009-0536 Staff Report - Rapid Ride.doc, 5. 2009-0536 Attach 4 - Amendment.doc, 6. 2009-0536 Revised Staff Report.doc, 7. A. Pacific Highway South - A Line, 8. B. Bellevue-Redmond - B Line (Revised 12/08/09), 9. C. West Seattle - C Line, 10. D. Ballard-Uptown - D Line
Staff: Carlson, Paul
Drafter
Clerk 12/10/2009
Title
AN ORDINANCE establishing the specific routing for Pacific Highway South, Bellevue-Redmond, West Seattle, and Ballard-Uptown RapidRide service improvements for King County.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: The council makes the following findings:
A. The county council adopted Ordinance 15582 to submit to the voters a proposition authorizing an additional sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent for the operation, maintenance and capital needs of the King County Metro public transportation system.
B. The results of the November 7, 2006, election in which the voters of King County authorized the additional sales and use tax were certified on November 28, 2006.
C. The county council adopted Ordinance 15670 authorizing the collection of the additional sales and use tax beginning April 1, 2007.
D. K.C.C. 4.29.020 directed that proceeds from the sales and use tax be used for the operation, maintenance and capital needs of King County Metro public transportation in the manner described in Attachment A to Ordinance 15582, titled "Improvements Funded by Transit Now."
E. The types of services funded by "Transit Now" as set forth in Attachment A to Ordinance 15582 included "RapidRide/Bus Rapid Transit," which will create bus rapid transit ("BRT") with frequent all day service and faster travel times on five key travel corridors. The unique RapidRide branding, frequency, and quality of service were key elements of the service that make the transit system easier to understand.
F. The county council adopted Ordinance 15963, which adopted the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2007-2016 ("the Strategic Plan"). The plan describes current and impending planning work required to implement RapidRide BRT service and established a timeline for implementation of the service in the five corridors identified in "Transit Now."
G. King County Metro conducted public outreach in communit...

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