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File #: 2014-0038    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2014 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 2/18/2014 Final action: 2/24/2014
Enactment date: 3/6/2014 Enactment #: 17757
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, revising rates of fare and instituting a program for low-income transit fares; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; and amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.700.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Larry Phillips, Rod Dembowski, Jane Hague, Reagan Dunn, Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: transit, Transportation
Code sections: 4A.700 - ., 4A.700.010 - *
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17757.pdf, 2. A. Title VI Fare Equity Analysis, 3. Legislative Review Form.pdf, 4. 2014-0038 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. 2014-0038 Fiscal Note for Fare Change and Low Income Program Ordinance.xls, 6. A. Title VI Fare Equity Analysis, 7. 2014-0038 Transit Fare Advertisement.docx, 8. 2014-0038 hearing notice - revising rates of fare.doc, 9. Attachment 5 Transit Fund Management Management Performance Measures.docx, 10. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2014-0038 Transit Fares.doc, 11. Attachment 1 Amendment 1 to 2014-0038.docx, 12. Revised Attachment 1 Amendment 1 to 2014-0038.docx, 13. 2014-0038 Affidavit of Pub-Seattle Times.pdf, 14. Revised Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2014-0038 Transit Fares.doc, 15. 2-18-14 Comments Received at the MKCC Meeting.pdf, 16. 17757 Amendment Package 2-24-14.pdf, 17. Comment cards from 1-28-14 to 2-9-14
Staff: Carlson, Paul
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AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, revising rates of fare and instituting a program for low-income transit fares; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010; and amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.700.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The 2013/2014 Biennium Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17476, Section 116, Proviso P1, for the Metro transit division, calls for the executive to work in collaboration with division and council staff to undertake a comprehensive review of transit fares.
2. As part of the budget, the council adopted Metro's financial plan, which included new revenue from a proposed fare increase to take place in 2015.
3. On October 8, 2012, the council passed Motion 13746, which called for the establishment of an advisory committee on mobility as an element of the health and human services safety net to assist in the development of public transportation fare programs for low-income persons.
4. On January 22, 2013, the council passed Motion 13806 increasing the membership in the advisory committee and rescinding Motion 13746.
5. Between January and July 2013, the advisory committee met multiple times to review and discuss information related to the Metro transit system's fare structure, existing discounts, policy objectives and financial situation.
6. During this process, the advisory committee acknowledged the important role the human services ticket program plays in providing mobility for the homeless and those with limited or no income.
7. On June 12, 2013, the advisory committee approved a final report that recommended that Metro implement a low-income fare program for working poor individuals and families with incomes in the range of up to two hundred percent of the feder...

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