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File #: 2019-0411    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 10/9/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transit and authorizing the executive to enter into RapidRide project agreements that require defined service level commitments as a prescribed condition of receiving federal financial assistance; amending Ordinance 17929, Section 29, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.110, Ordinance 17929, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.030 and Ordinance 17929, section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.070.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Executive, transit
Code sections: 4A.100.030 - ., 4A.100.070 - ., 4A.100.110 - *
Attachments: 1. 2019-0411 Legislative Review Form, 2. 2019-0411 Transmittal Letter, 3. A. Planned RapidRide System Map, 4. 2019-0411 Fiscal Note
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AN ORDINANCE relating to public transit and authorizing the executive to enter into RapidRide project agreements that require defined service level commitments as a prescribed condition of receiving federal financial assistance; amending Ordinance 17929, Section 29, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.110, Ordinance 17929, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.030 and Ordinance 17929, section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.070.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Via Ordinance 18449, enacted January 23, 2017, the King County council adopted METRO CONNECTS, King County Metro's long-range transit service and capital plan, which calls for expansion of the RapidRide network, the Metro transit department's bus rapid transit system.
2. Via Ordinance 18301, enacted June 16, 2016, the council approved the 2015 update to Metro's Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 and associated Service Guidelines. The plan describes current and future planning work required to implement additional RapidRide bus rapid transit service in King County.
3. RapidRide A, B, C, E and F lines received federal financial assistance from the Very Small Starts grant program, a now discontinued component of the federal government's Capital Investment Grant ("CIG") program administered by the Federal Transit Administration ("the FTA").
4. The CIG program is the federal government's primary financial resource for supporting transit capital projects that are locally planned, implemented and operated, including bus rapid transit.
5. Future RapidRide lines identified in the expanded network of METRO CONNECTS will compete with other CIG grant applicants to receive up to $100,000,000 in federal grant funding from the CIG program's ongoing Small Starts grant program.
6. When a transit capital project is awarded federal financial assistance, grant agreements are used by the FTA to establish the prescribed conditions governing the use of federal funds by grant recipients.
7. Future gran...

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