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File Number: 050825
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File Number: 050825 File Type: Report Status: In Draft
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: REPORT RE: TRANSIT RATES, FARES & CHARGES Introduced: 3/28/2005
Requester: County Manager Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 4/5/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7ASUPPLEMENT
Notes: Title: SUPPLEMENT INFORMATION: ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 99-138 TO INCREASE TRANSIT RATES, FARES AND CHARGES
Indexes: RATE INCREASE
  TRANSIT
Sponsors: Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/5/2005 7A SUPPLEMENT Presented

Legislative Text



To: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez Date:
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: George M. Burgess,County Manager
Subject: Supplemental Information: Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 99-138
to Increase Transit Rates, Fares and Charges

BODY
In addition to the amendments made by the Regional Transportation Committee on March 10, 2005, which reduced the proposed base fare from $1.60 to $1.50 and kept the Special Transportation Services (STS) fee at the current $2.50, further staff review of the rate structure chart determined that additional adjustments would be required as a result of those amendments. These adjustments will not impact any existing fare policies relating to STS, Golden Passport, or the Patriot Passport.

Federal Transit Administration Rule 609.23 Reduced Fares states that "rates charged to elderly and handicapped persons" will not exceed one half of the rate generally applicable to other persons at peak hours." The proposed reduced fare of $.80 must be reduced to $.75 to comply with this Federal regulation. Reduced fares apply to:

- Youth through grade 12 with proper student identification;
- Persons with disabilities as defined by Federal law that do not qualify for STS; and
- Seniors 65 and over who are not a resident of Miami-Dade County and do not have a Golden Passport but have a Medicare card or other government issued photo identification.

The impact of the revision of the Reduced Fares from $.80 to $.75 is approximately $300,000 for the 17 months contemplated in the ordinance, bringing the additional total revenues generated by this ordinance to $25.1 million from the estimated $25.4 million. A revised rate schedule is attached.







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