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File #: 2017-0089    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2017 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/24/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14854
Title: A MOTION relating to public transportation; adopting a feasibility report for achieving a carbon-neutral or zero-emission fleet, as requested by Motion 14633 and approving a feasibility report as required in the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 18409, Section 132, Expenditure Restriction ER2.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Transportation
Attachments: 1. Motion 14854.pdf, 2. A. Feasibility of Achieving a Carbon-Neutral or Zero-Emission Fleet, 3. 2017-0089 legislative review form.pdf, 4. 2017-0089 transmittal letter.DOC, 5. 2017-0089_Giambattista_SR_ZEB.docx, 6. ATT2_Amendment_1.docx, 7. ATT3_T1.docx, 8. 2017-0089_Giambattista_Revised_SR_ZEB.docx
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny
Drafter
Clerk 04/18/2017
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A MOTION relating to public transportation; adopting a feasibility report for achieving a carbon-neutral or zero-emission fleet, as requested by Motion 14633 and approving a feasibility report as required in the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 18409, Section 132, Expenditure Restriction ER2.
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WHEREAS, one of the eight goals of the King County Strategic Plan is to "promote opportunities for all communities and individuals to realize their full potential," including the goals to "increase the number of healthy years that residents live," "protect the health of communities," and "improve environmental quality and reduce exposure to hazardous materials", and
WHEREAS, data from the National Equity Atlas shows that air pollution disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income communities in Washington, and
WHEREAS, transportation is the region's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, and
WHEREAS, greenhouse gas emissions from diesel fuel contributes particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and other pollutants that have been linked to increased cases of asthma and lung disease, and
WHEREAS, King County plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as public transportation options impact our economy, our climate and our health, and
WHEREAS, the transit division, also known as Metro has been a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by deploying vehicles that utilize new technologies and reduce fuel use, and
WHEREAS, Metro was one of the first to move to hybrid electric buses in 2004, an early adopter that has made this technology common nationwide, and
WHEREAS, Metro operates one of only five electric trolley systems in the United States and, in 2015, began updating its trolley fleet with vehicles designed to travel "off-wire" for limited distances with regenerative braking and improved energy effic...

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