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Record No: Res 31647    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/1/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project; adopting the Madison Corridor BRT Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA); and endorsing efforts to pursue federal funding for the Madison BRT Project.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Madison Bus Rapid Transit Locally Preferred Alternative
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Sign Resolution 31647
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION relating to the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project; adopting the Madison Corridor BRT Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA); and endorsing efforts to pursue federal funding for the Madison BRT Project.

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WHEREAS, on April 16, 2012, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31367 which approved the Seattle Transit Master Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Madison Corridor was identified in the Seattle Transit Master Plan as one of four corridors warranting high capacity transit based on growing demand, and because of the steep grades present in the corridor was identified as a bus rapid transit corridor; and
WHEREAS, the goals of the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project are to connect four of Seattle's densest neighborhoods with fast, reliable, frequent, high capacity transit service; and improve east-west connections to the major north-south transit investments made in RapidRide, streetcar, and Link light rail for people living, working and visiting in these neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, following adoption of the Seattle Transit Master Plan, the City Council dedicated resources for a conceptual design study to analyze alternatives and identify a preferred alternative for the Madison Corridor BRT Project; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has conducted a comprehensive analysis of numerous routing options and street alignment alternatives; and
WHEREAS, project screening criteria included ridership potential, transit integration and reliability, cost effectiveness, traffic and parking impacts, bicycle and pedestrian connections, and public support; and
WHEREAS, in addition to technical analysis, SDOT conducted five rounds of outreach at each phase of the study, including stakeholder interviews, open houses, neighborhood briefings and design workshops, online surveys, and presentations to community groups; and
WHEREAS, community input...

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