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File #: 2020-0025    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2020 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: 2/13/2020 Enactment #: 19051
Title: AN ORDINANCE changing the term length for members of the Access paratransit advisory committee; and amending Ordinance 11431, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.124.010.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Accessible Services, Committees, transit
Code sections: 2.124.010 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19051, 2. 2020-0025 legislative review form, 3. 2020-0025 transmittal letter, 4. 2020-0025 APAC Term Adjustment - Transmittal Letter Attachment - APAC Letter_1... (1), 5. 2020-0025 fiscal note, 6. 2020-0025_SR_AccessComte Term Change
Staff: Vena, Brandi
Drafter
Clerk 02/05/2020
Title
AN ORDINANCE changing the term length for members of the Access paratransit advisory committee; and amending Ordinance 11431, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.124.010.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Access paratransit is a supplementary transit service for people with disabilities who are unable to use regular transit services for some or all of their travel needs. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act ("the ADA") requires all transit agencies to provide paratransit services that meet minimum requirements established in the ADA and implementing regulations. The King County Code authorizes additional paratransit service in excess of minimum federal requirements and the program is delivered by contractors.
2. During 2017 and 2018, as part of a procurement process for a new vendor for Access paratransit, King County Metro transit department convened an Access paratransit request for proposals work group to evaluate Access service and make suggestions for service improvements as part of the new contract.
3. In April 2018, following the work of the request for proposals work group, the Metro transit department convened an Access paratransit task force, which was charged with advising the agency on priorities and areas of mutual concern while developing a vision for ongoing improvements. The task force, which has been meeting monthly since April 2018, is comprised of either riders or riders' family members, or both, representatives of human service organizations that serve Access riders and additional members of the public that are reflective of the communities that Access serves, which include people with disabilities, people who speak English as a second language and all geographic locations in King County.
4. In November 2018, the Ordinance 18838, created an Access paratransit advisory committee to advise the Metro transit department, the executive and the council on issues related to Access paratransit relative to the ...

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