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File #: 2022-0177    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/5/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16155
Title: A MOTION relating to public transportation, accepting the Metro Connects implementation report.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Metro, Transportation
Attachments: 1. Motion 16155, 2. A. Metro Connects Implementation Report, dated May 18, 2022, 3. A. Metro Connects Implementation Report, 4. 2022-0177 Legislative Review Form, 5. 2022-0177 transmittal letter, 6. 2022-0177_SR_RTC-MC-Impl-Rpt, 7. 2022-0177_Att4_MC-Funding-Gap, 8. 2022-0177_Att5_FundingSources-AppC, 9. 2022-0177_ATT2_AMD1_Technical-05-18-22, 10. 2022-0177_SR_TrEE-MC-Impl-Rpt, 11. 2022-0177_Revised-SR_MC-Impl-Rpt
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Clerk 05/03/2022
A MOTION relating to public transportation, accepting the Metro Connects implementation report.
WHEREAS, the Puget Sound region is projected to grow by eight hundred and seventy thousand people and six hundred and eighty thousand jobs by 2050, and
WHEREAS, the region faces critical challenges, including: a growing, diversifying population and historic inequities; transportation challenges resulting from displacement, the worsening climate crisis, the need to integrate with a wide range of mobility services (including with regional transportation partners), the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for new, sustainable funding sources, and
WHEREAS, those challenges require a vision for a regional, innovative, and integrated mobility network that is safe, equitable, and sustainable, and will support. health communities, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment, and
WHEREAS, the Metro transit department's mission is to provide the best possible public transportation services to improve regional mobility and quality of life in King County, and
WHEREAS, in 2015 and 2016, transit customers, bus drivers, cities, Sound Transit and other transportation agencies, businesses and more joined the Metro transit department in imagining the future mobility system, and
WHEREAS, this inclusive process led to a shared vision, and the King County Council adopted the Metro transit department's long-range service and capital plan, Metro Connects, in 2017 via Ordinance 18449, and
WHEREAS, Metro Connects envisioned a frequent, fast, reliable all-day service network, providing seventy percent more service by 2040, and
WHEREAS, Metro Connects was unfunded, expected to cost millions of dollars more in annual service hours and billings more in capital investments, and
WHEREAS, Motion 15253 required the Metro transit department to develop a regional mobility framework for the equitable implementation of innovations in transit service and mob...

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