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File #: 2021-0286    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 8/17/2021 In control: Regional Transit Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/15/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation; adopting updates to the King County Metro Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, the King County Metro Service Guidelines and METRO CONNECTS - King County Metro's Long-Range Plan; and setting requirements for reporting and updates.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Girmay Zahilay
Indexes: King County, Metro, Planning, Transportation
Attachments: 1. A. King County Metro Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2021-2031, July 2021, 2. B. King County Metro Service Guidelines, 3. C. King County Metro Long-Range Plan Metro Connects, 4. 2021-0286 transmittal letter, 5. 2021-0286 King County Metro Policy Updates Technical Report A, 6. 2021-0286 King County Metro Policy Updates-Technical Report B, C, D - July 2021, 7. 2021-0286 King County Metro Policy Updates Technical Report E, 8. 2021-0286 King County Metro Mobility Framework Policy Updates Engagement Summary, 9. 2021-0286 2020-2021 Metro Transity Policy Updates - Discription of Changes, 10. 2021-0286 King County Metro Policy Updates Equity Impact Review, 11. 2021-0286 fiscal note, 12. 2021-0286 Legislative Review Form, 13. 2021-0286_SR_RTC-ME-09-15-21.docx, 14. 2021-0286_ATT2_Process-Timeline.pdf, 15. 2021-0286_ATT3_Summary-of-Supplemental-Docs.docx, 16. 2021-0286_ATT4_Comparison of Key Issues.docx, 17. 2021-0286_ATT5_Equity-SG-Handout.pdf, 18. 2021-0286_ATT6_Equity-P3-Route-Maps.pdf, 19. 2021-0286_ATT7_Reduction-Prioritization-Maps.pdf, 20. 2021-0286_ATT8_Low-Productivity.docx, 21. 2021-0286_ATT9_Pres-for-09-15-21.pdf, 22. 09-15-21 Steve Muench PUBLIC comment for King County RTC .pdf
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Clerk 07/26/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation; adopting updates to the King County Metro Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, the King County Metro Service Guidelines and METRO CONNECTS - King County Metro's Long-Range Plan; and setting requirements for reporting and
updates.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. In 2011, via Ordinance 17143, the King County Metro Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 ("the strategic plan") and the King County Metro Service Guidelines ("the service guidelines") were adopted. In 2016 - following recommendations made by the regional transit task force in 2011 and the service guidelines task force in 2015, as well as with input from the King County council and executive, local jurisdictions and public transit riders - both the strategic plan and the service guidelines were updated via Ordinance 18301.
2. In 2017, via Ordinance 18449, METRO CONNECTS - King County Metro's Long-Range Plan ("Metro Connects") was adopted. As a long-range transit service and capital plan, Metro Connects was developed with input from transportation stakeholders, the King County council and executive, local jurisdictions and public transit riders.
3. The strategic plan, the service guidelines and Metro Connects, as adopted, build on the King County Strategic Plan 2010-2014 and the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan 2016-2022.
4. The strategic plan, the service guidelines and Metro Connects are also informed by significant ongoing and emerging challenges the Metro transit department ("Metro") faces in continuing to work toward a regional, innovative, and integrated mobility network that is safe, equitable, and sustainable. These challenges include a growing and diversifying population, transportation challenges resulting from the displacement of low-income populations from existing urban locations to more affordable but potentially less transit-integrated and accessible geographic areas with...

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