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Record No: CB 119655    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119655
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/23/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125942
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Seattle Monorail; approving a letter of agreement between Seattle Monorail Services, LLC and the Seattle Center Department; authorizing the Seattle Center Director to negotiate and execute an amendment to the Monorail Concession Agreement previously authorized by Ordinance 124674, on terms consistent with the letter of agreement, which include but are not limited to implementation of One Regional Card for All ("ORCA") smartcard as a form of fare payment on the Monorail, alignment of the Monorail fare structure with ORCA and amendment of other fare types, establishment of a triennial schedule for future inflation based fare adjustments, extension of the term of the concession agreement through 2034, and extension of the concessionaire's right to pursue Monorail system non-fare revenues through 2039 conditioned upon concessionaire making privately-funded improvements to the Westlake Station; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Letter of Agreement, Monorail ORCA and Improvements, 2. Att 1 Ex A - ORCA Affiliate Use Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - SMS_ORCA Financial Summary, 3. Presentation, 4. Proposed Amendment (added; 9/18/19)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Seattle Monorail; approving a letter of agreement between Seattle Monorail Services, LLC and the Seattle Center Department; authorizing the Seattle Center Director to negotiate and execute an amendment to the Monorail Concession Agreement previously authorized by Ordinance 124674, on terms consistent with the letter of agreement, which include but are not limited to implementation of One Regional Card for All ("ORCA") smartcard as a form of fare payment on the Monorail, alignment of the Monorail fare structure with ORCA and amendment of other fare types, establishment of a triennial schedule for future inflation based fare adjustments, extension of the term of the concession agreement through 2034, and extension of the concessionaire's right to pursue Monorail system non-fare revenues through 2039 conditioned upon concessionaire making privately-funded improvements to the Westlake Station; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the Seattle Center Monorail was constructed in 1962 by Alweg International of Germany as part of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and is an iconic symbol of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the Monorail trains are a designated Seattle Historic Landmark; and
WHEREAS, the Monorail provides a public transportation link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center; and
WHEREAS, more than two million riders utilize the Monorail each year; and
WHEREAS, Monorail ridership is anticipated to increase with the opening of a new arena at Seattle Center; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Center issued a Request for Proposals in 2013 to select a concessionaire to operate and maintain the Monorail; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Monorail Services was selected as the preferred provider; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 124674 authorized execution of the Monorail Concession Agreement with Seattle Monorail Services ("Concession Agreement") and directed Seattle C...

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