File #: 2009-0649    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2009 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/1/2010 Final action: 2/1/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #: 13138
Title: A MOTION relating to a regional task force on King County's transit system.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Jane Hague
Attachments: 1. Motion 13138.pdf, 2. 2009-0649 Staff Report - Task Force, 3. SR 2009-0649 Task Force khm, 4. 13138 Amendment Package.pdf
Clerk 02/02/2010
A MOTION relating to a regional task force on King County's transit system.
WHEREAS, King County operates a transit system comprised of more than three million annual service hours delivering more than one hundred ten million rides per year, and
WHEREAS, this transit system is an important element of meeting regional growth management objectives through the high-occupancy movement of people throughout the county and region, and
WHEREAS, this transit system, due to its dependence on the volatile revenue source of sales tax, has been assailed by financial challenges associated with the global recession, and
WHEREAS, the King County council has worked in close collaboration with the executive to address more than a $200 million deficit for the 2010/2011 biennium, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 16717 was adopted requiring the executive to transmit a work plan for a regional task force to consider a policy framework to guide the growth and, if necessary, contraction of King County's transit system;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The executive should develop a work plan that convenes a task force by March 2010 that is charged with:
1. Exploring the transit system in King County based on key system design factors of land use, social equity and environmental justice, financial sustainability, geographic equity, economic development and productivity and efficiency;
2. Making recommendations on how and to what extent these factors should be reflected in the design of King County's transit system;
3. Exploring system integration and making recommendations regarding King County Metro's role within the region's public transportation and overall transportation system; and
4. Recommending a policy framework to the executive and council that reflects prioritization of the key system design factors. The framework should include:
a. concurrence with, or proposed changes to, the vision and ...

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