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File #: 2009-0638    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2009 In control: Physical Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2009
Enactment date: 12/21/2009 Enactment #: 16732
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, and authorizing the executive to execute an interagency agreement for the transition of employer accounts to One Regional Card for All, which is also known as ORCA, fare media.
Sponsors: Jane Hague
Indexes: Agreement, Transportation
Attachments: 1. 16732.pdf, 2. 2009-0638 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2009-0638 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. 2009-0638 Staff Report - Puget Pass.doc, 5. A. Business Account Puget Pass Agreement
Drafter
Clerk 11/19/2009
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, and authorizing the executive to execute an interagency agreement for the transition of employer accounts to One Regional Card for All, which is also known as ORCA, fare media.
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 interjurisdictional 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 interjurisdictional trip agreement, the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program Agreement ("the regional fare agreement"), which is 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 associated fare reconciliation procedures. The regional fare agreement expires on December 31, 2009.
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...

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