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File #: 2014-0169    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 4/28/2014 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/2/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE adopting public transportation service reductions in September 2014, February 2015, June 2015 and September 2015 scheduled service changes.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Joe McDermott, Dave Upthegrove, Larry Gossett
Attachments: 1. 2014-0169 Legislative Review Form.pdf, 2. 2014-0169 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. A. September 2014 Public Transportation Service Change for King County, 4. B. February 2015 Public Transportation Service Change for King County, 5. C. June 2015 Public Transportation Service Change for King County, 6. D. September 2015 Public Transportation Service Change for King County, 7. 2014-0169 Transmittal Letter-4/24/14.docx, 8. 2014-0169 Exhibit 1 to the transmittal letter.pdf, 9. 2014-0169 Exhibit 2 to the transmittal letter.pdf, 10. 2014-0169 Exhibit 3 to the transmittal letter.pdf, 11. 2014-0169 Exhibit 4 to the transmittal letter.pdf, 12. 2014-0169 Exhibit 5 to the transmittal letter.pdf, 13. 2014-0169 Transmittal Letter-5/2/14.docx, 14. Service Reduction Outreach Public Engagement - Transmitted May 2, 2014, 15. 2014-0169 Staff Report - Service Reductions(5-6-14).docx, 16. 2014-0169 Attachment 1 - FinPlan(5-6-14).pdf, 17. 2014-0169 Attachment 2 - Fund Mgmt Policies(5-6-14).pdf, 18. 2014-0169 Attachment 3 - Map of future network(5-6-14).pdf, 19. 2014-0169 Attachment 4 - Trips_By_Tract_Comparison_Grad_Phase4_MinorityOnly(5-6-14).pdf, 20. 2014-0169 Attachment 5 - Trips_By_Tract_Comparison_Grad_Phase4_LowIncomeOnly(5-6-14).pdf, 21. 2014-0169 Attachment 6 - AT-GV(5-6-14).docx, 22. 2014-0169 0520 Staff Report Service Reductions(5-20-14).docx, 23. 2014-0169 Attachment 1 - ServiceReductionsRestructureSummary_May15.pdf, 24. 2014-0169 TrEE Committee public hearings_final(5-13;5-15;5-20).pptx, 25. 2014-0169 written comments 5-13-14.pdf, 26. 2014-0169 written comments 5-15-14.pdf, 27. 2014-0169 written comments 5-20-15.pdf, 28. 2014-0169 speaker list 5-13-14.pdf, 29. 2014-0169 speaker list 5-15-14.pdf, 30. 2014-0169 speaker list 5-20-14.pdf, 31. 2014-0169 Seattle_and_Bellevue_written_testimony.pdf, 32. 2014-0169 Renton_and_mailed_written_testimony.pdf, 33. 2014-0169 Recommended Service Cuts Maps.pdf
Staff: Carlson, Paul
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6/3/20141 Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee Passed Out of Committee Without a RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/29/20141 Metropolitan King County Council    Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/28/20141 Metropolitan King County Council Introduced and Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
Drafter
Clerk 04/25/2014
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AN ORDINANCE adopting public transportation service reductions in September 2014, February 2015, June 2015 and September 2015 scheduled service changes.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Transit division ("Metro") service is funded mainly by sales tax, and due to the inherently unstable and variable nature of that funding source, the amount of operating funds available from that source varies with the health of the economy. The economic downturn that started in 2008 and resultant decline in sales tax revenues caused a projected shortfall in Metro's operating funds of about $1.2 billion for the years 2009 through 2015.
2. Since 2009, Metro has undertaken a series of actions to address the revenue shortfall, including increasing system-wide operating efficiencies, use of one-time reserve funds, and generation of new revenue, resulting in approximately $800 million in cost savings and additional resources and closing the financial gap by approximately $148 million annually. Although the worst of the recession has passed and sales tax revenue is currently on an uptick, the economy has not recovered enough to generate the sustained sales tax revenues needed to close this financial gap.
2. A temporary funding source, the congestion reduction charge, was authorized by the state Legislature and approved by the county council in 2011, through Ordinance 17169. The intent of this legislation was to help address transit revenue shortfalls during the economic downturn and allow King County Metro to continue reducing congestion on some of the state's most crowded highways.
3. With the imminent expiration of the temporary congestion reduction charge in June 2014 and the prior drawdown of its reserve funds, Metro faces a significant annual shortfall equaling approximately 550,000 annual hours of transit service.
4. To close the annual budget gap, Metro is proposing to reduce 550,000 annual hours of transit service over the course of ...

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