Record No: Res 31572    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/2/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION creating the Seattle Transit Advisory Board.
Sponsors: Tom Rasmussen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment, 3. Signed Resn 31572
Related files: Inf 8
RESOLUTION _________________
A RESOLUTION creating the Seattle Transit Advisory Board.
WHEREAS, the public transportation system of Seattle is an extraordinary public asset and is vital and integral to the City's economic health, environmental quality, and social and community well-being; and

WHEREAS, the City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan establishes transportation goals and policies for implementation through the Transportation Strategic Plan, including: making the best use of the streets we have to move people and goods; increasing transportation choices; connecting to the region; and making transit a real choice for commuters; and

WHEREAS, in 2005 the City Council passed Resolution 30799 adopting the Seattle Transit Master Plan (TMP), and in 2012 passed Resolution 31367 adopting an update to the TMP; and

WHEREAS, from 2010-2011 a term-limited Transit Master Plan (TMP) Advisory Group was established to provide input on development of the TMP but no citizen oversight of implementation of the TMP has existed since then; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation works closely with King County Metro Transit (Metro), Sound Transit, and other transit providers on major transit service and infrastructure changes affecting the City and Seattle residents; and

WHEREAS, the City also provides transit services through its South Lake Union Streetcar line, with plans to open the First Hill Streetcar line in 2015 as well as plans to seek federal funding for a future First Avenue Streetcar line; and

WHEREAS, Metro seeks citizen input from its Transit Advisory Commission and Sound Transit is independently monitored by its Citizen Oversight Panel, but no citizen advisory board provides similar input or oversight of the City's transit services; and

WHEREAS, in 2014 Seattle voters passed Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Proposition 1, which authorizes the collection of approximately $45 million a...

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