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File #: 2017-0087    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/27/2017
Enactment date: 4/7/2017 Enactment #: 18482
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving September 2017 public transportation service changes for King County.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: transit
Attachments: 1. 18482.pdf, 2. A. September 2017 - Public Transportation Service Changes for King County, 3. 2017-0087 transmittal letter.doc, 4. 2017-0087 fiscal note.xls, 5. 2017-0087 Attachment 1 - September 2017 Public Transportation Service Changes - Title VI Service Equity Analysis.docx, 6. 2017-0087 Attachment 2 - September 2017 Night Owl Service Changes.doc, 7. 2017-0087 Attachment 3 - September 2017 Corridor Target Level of Service Improvements.doc, 8. 2017-0087 Attachment 4 - January 2017 Metro Night Owl Bus Service.pdf, 9. 2017-0087_SR_September 2017 Metro Service Change.docx, 10. ATT4_MetroPresentation.pdf, 11. 2017-0087_SR_dated_03212017_September 2017 Metro Service Change for 3-21.docx, 12. 2017-0087_ATT4_AirportTimes.pdf
Staff: Carlson, Paul

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Clerk 02/23/2017

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AN ORDINANCE approving September 2017 public transportation service changes for King County.

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STATEMENT OF FACTS:

1.  The proposed changes to Metro's fixed route transit network include changes that affect service in the cities of Issaquah, Kent, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish and Seattle.

2.  The proposed changes are consistent with the policy direction and priorities adopted in Ordinance 18301, enacted June 16, 2016, in the 2015 update to King County Metro's Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 and associated Service Guidelines.

3.  Via Ordinance 17978, enacted February 26, 2015, the council approved a Transit Service Funding Agreement with the city of Seattle whereby the city provides financial support for transit service including full funding for night owl routes 82, 83 and 84.

4.  In 2016, Metro and the city of Seattle conducted public outreach concerning proposed changes to night owl service.

5.  The proposed service changes would eliminate routes 82, 83, and 84 with the September 2017 service change.  A related set of administrative service changes would reallocate city funding from the night owl routes to new city-funded trips during late night hours on other routes serving the same general areas currently served by routes 82, 83 and 84.

6.  Metro's adopted 2017-18 budget includes funding to add service to corridors throughout King County that are currently below the target service levels set by Metro's Service Guidelines.

7.  The proposed service changes would add service on Routes 169 and 269, which were both identified as below their target service levels in the King County Metro 2016 System Evaluation Report.

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  The September 2017 public transportation service changes for King

County, substantially as described in Attachment A to this ordinance, are hereby approved and shall be implemented effective September 23, 2017.