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File #: 2022-0205    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 6/7/2022 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, revising rates of youth fare to zero; and amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010, Ordinance 12643, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.450 and Ordinance 17935, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.820.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Girmay Zahilay, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Transportation, Youth
Code sections: 4A.700.010 - *, 4A.700.450 - ., 4A.700.820 - .
Attachments: 1. 2022-0205 transmittal letter, 2. 2022-0205 Fiscal Note, 3. 2022-0205 Zero Youth Fare Proposal Title VI Fare Equity Analysis, May 2022, 4. 2022-0205 Legislative Review Form, 5. 2022-0205_SR_RTC-Zero-Youth-Fare 6-15-22, 6. 2022-0205_ATT2_AMD1_Sept-Start-06-15-22, 7. 2022-0205_ATT4_Fiscal Note Updated 05-31-22
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation, revising rates of youth fare to zero; and amending Ordinance 13480, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.010, Ordinance 12643, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.450 and Ordinance 17935, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.700.820.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. K.C.C. 4A.700.010 provides for fares for regularly scheduled county public transportation service on buses, trolleys, transit vans, dial-a-ride vehicles and streetcars, including fares for adults, children, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities and low-income riders.
2. K.C.C. 4A.700.450 provides for the execution of agreements with public school districts to supply students with passes in connection with special school programs and ties the rates for such passes to the youth fare.
3. K.C.C. 4A.700.820 provides for fares for regularly scheduled county passenger ferry service, including fares for adults paying in cash or with a prepaid fare product, children, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, and low-income riders.
4. The King County Metro Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, 2021-2031, as adopted by Ordinance 19367, includes a strategy to "Align fares with other service providers, meet revenue targets, and advance equity through Metro's income-based approach to fares."
5. The current youth fare is $1.50 for buses, trolleys, transit vans, dial-a-ride vehicles and streetcars, $3.75 for the West Seattle water taxi route, $4.50 for the Vashon Island water taxi route and $1.75 for paratransit service. The youth fare is available to persons from six through eighteen years old and person over eighteen years old who receive student passes under K.C.C. 4A.700.450.
6. In March 2022, the Washington state Legislature passed a $17 billion transportation funding bill known as Move Ahead Washington. This transportation investment legislation added a new section to chapter 47.66 RCW establishing a transit support grant progra...

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