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File #: 2019-0052    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/13/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/24/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18892
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the executive to execute an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the ORCA system.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Interlocal Agreement, ORCA
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18892.pdf, 2. 2019-0052 legislative review form, 3. A. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the ORCA System, dated 04/19/19, 4. A. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the ORCA System, 5. B. Amendment 1 to the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the ORCA System, 6. 2019-0052 transmittal letter, 7. 2019-0052 fiscal note, 8. 2019-0052 Original ORCA ILA Ordinance 16415, 9. 2019-0052_SR_ORCAAgreement, 10. 2019-0052_SR_dated_04162019_ORCAAgreement4-16, 11. 2019-0052_ATT4_RegionalCostComparison, 12. 2019-0052_ATT5_nextgenORCAFAQs, 13. 19-0052 Amdt 1 final version, 14. 2019-0052_RevisedSR_ORCAAgreement4-16, 15. 2019-0052 amendment.pdf
Staff: Zoppi, Leah
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the executive to execute an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the ORCA system.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County and other governmental entities in the central Puget Sound region provide public transportation services within their service areas and, as part of the services, collect fares from riders.
2. The county has determined that regional fare coordination promotes the use of public transportation throughout the region due to increased ease and convenience for customers.
3. Under the Interlocal Cooperation Act, chapter 39.34 RCW, the county and other providers of public transportation in the region may jointly exercise their powers to better coordinate their respective services and fare payment systems to improve the availability, reliability and convenience of public transportation services within their service areas and throughout the region.
4. Ordinance 14598, adopted on April 7, 2003, authorized the executive to enter into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for the Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the Regional Fare Coordination System with other providers of public transportation in the region. The county and these other providers also entered into a contract with a vendor to design, implement, operate and maintain the current regional fare coordination system that uses smart card technology to establish a common, noncash fare system through their service areas.
5. Ordinance 16415, passed on March 23, 2009, authorized the executive to amend the 2003 interlocal agreement by executing an Amended and Restated Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for the Design, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of the Regional Fare Coordination System.
6. The current system reaches the end of its useful life in 2021 with the expiration of the vendor contract.
7. The county and other providers of public transportation in the region initiated a "next generat...

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