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File #: 2013-0387    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2013 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/30/2013
Enactment date: Enactment #: 13981
Title: A MOTION acknowledging the receipt of a report on efforts to increase donations of congestion reduction charge related transit tickets to the human service ticket program in compliance with the 2013 Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17476, Section 116, Proviso P3.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Donations, Human Services, transit
Attachments: 1. Motion 13981.pdf, 2. A. Transit Incentive Program Status Report - July 2013, 3. A. Transit Incentive Program Status Report - July 2013, 4. 2013-0387 transmittal letter.doc, 5. 2013-0387 Staff Report - Human Service Transit Tickets.doc
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Clerk 08/21/2013
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A MOTION acknowledging the receipt of a report on efforts to increase donations of congestion reduction charge related transit tickets to the human service ticket program in compliance with the 2013 Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17476, Section 116, Proviso P3.
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WHEREAS, the transit incentive program began in 2012 with the first collection of the congestion reduction charge, and
WHEREAS, the transit incentive program offers vehicle owners, as part of the annual vehicle registration renewal, transit ridership incentives in the form of free-ride tickets, and
WHEREAS, the transit incentive program allows eligible households to use free-ride tickets or donate the value of the free-ride tickets to the human service ticket program which provides transportation for low income and homeless individuals, and
WHEREAS, initial requests for free-ride tickets as well as donations were slow to start after the transit incentive program began, and
WHEREAS, the King County council directed the executive to increase the awareness of the transit incentive program with the goal of increasing participation, and
WHEREAS, the 2013 Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17476, Section 116, Proviso P3, requires the executive to transmit a motion and report on efforts to increase donations of congestion reduction charge related transit tickets to the human service ticket program by August 15, 2013, and
WHEREAS, the proviso required the report shall summarize changes to outreach, forms and processing implemented through June 2103, as well as details that reflect the monthly volume of ticket donations since inception of the transit incentive program, and
WHEREAS, the report summarizes the number of steps taken to increase the response rate for the transit incentive program, and includes the data collected through June 2013 in compliance with the provisions of the proviso, and
WHEREAS, the participation in the transit incentive program has gener...

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