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File Number: 080979
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File Number: 080979 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DISTANCE BASED AND/OR PEAK-NON-PEAK FARE RATES Introduced: 4/1/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTANCE BASED AND/OR PEAK/NON-PEAK TRANSIT FARE RATES AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS A PLAN TO IMPLEMENT A DISTANCE BASED AND/OR PEAK/NON-PEAK TRANSIT STRUCTURE
Indexes: TRANSIT
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime 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 9/2/2008 11A1 Deferred
REPORT: See Report Under Agenda Item 5A, Legislative File No. 081886.

Board of County Commissioners 7/17/2008 11A1 Deferred 9/2/2008 P
REPORT: See Report Under Agenda Item 11A4 SUPPLEMENT, Legislative File No. 082229.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 11A1 Deferred P
REPORT: Agenda Items 11A1, 11A2, 11A3, 11A3 Supplement, and 11A4 were considered simultaneously. See report under Agenda Item 11A4 (Legislative File # 082125).

Board of County Commissioners 5/20/2008 14A1 4 Day Rule Invoked
REPORT: Commissioner Gimenez invoked the Four-Day Rule on the foregoing proposed resolution. Chairman Barreiro noted he would schedule time for the County Commission to discuss the Agenda Items concerning Miami-Dade Transit that were 4 Day Ruled. Commissioner Sorenson suggested the County Commission invite Citizen’s Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) representatives to the meeting when the Commission would consider the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) financing issues. She also suggested the Commission hold a public hearing for those issues. Commissioner Heyman pointed out the Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) Board needed to be involved in the MDT discussion. She explained MDCPS had voted to eliminate transportation to magnet schools. She noted a Special Transportation Services representative should be present at the discussion of MDT financing issues. Chairman Barreiro requested commissioners submit written requests for MDT information to the County Administration to allow the Administration to properly respond to their concerns. Following further discussion regarding the importance of the MDT financial issues on developing Metrorail corridors, Commissioner Rolle asked Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort to correct the computational errors in Agenda Item 14A5 before it came back before the County Commission. Commissioner Sorenson asked the MDT Director to meet with the MDCPS Transportation Department to understand MDCPS’ transportation issues before Agenda Items 14A1, 14A2, 14A5, and 14A10 came back before the Commission for consideration.

County Manager 5/15/2008 Additions 5/20/2008

Transit Committee 5/14/2008 2F Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Libhaber read the foregoing resolution into the record. In response to Commissioner Sorenson’s inquiry as to whether the County was technically able to implement this resolution now or if the automated fare collection system must be implemented first, Mr. Harpal Kapoor, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Director, noted that the fare collection system needed to be implemented before this resolution was. In response to Vice Chairwoman Jordan’s inquiry as to whether this resolution needed be amended to reflect Mr. Kapoor’s response, Assistant County Attorney Libhaber noted that this resolution requested an implementation plan, which would be placed on the Committee agenda for consideration within 60 days. Therefore, Assistant County Attorney Libhaber noted, he did not believe this resolution needed to be amended, although Committee members may do so if they wished. Vice Chairwoman Jordan indicated she did not desire that this resolution be amended. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution. Chairman Rolle asked staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum requesting that the County Commission's Chairman waive the Committee's rules and allow the foregoing resolution to be heard at the May 20, 2008 County Commission meeting.

County Attorney 5/7/2008 Referred Transit Committee 5/14/2008

Transit Committee 5/7/2008 3C Deferred to next committee meeting
REPORT: The Committee deferred this proposed resolution for consideration at its meeting scheduled for May 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. See report under Agenda Item No. 4A (Legislative File No. 081448)

Transit Committee 4/16/2008 2C Deferred P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was deferred for consideration at a workshop of the Transit Committee to be announced.

County Attorney 4/1/2008 Referred Transit Committee 4/16/2008

County Attorney 4/1/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTANCE BASED AND/OR PEAK/NON-PEAK TRANSIT FARE RATES AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS A PLAN TO IMPLEMENT A DISTANCE BASED AND/OR PEAK/NON-PEAK TRANSIT STRUCTURE

BODY
WHEREAS, on November 5, 2002, the citizens of Miami-Dade County voted overwhelmingly to levy a one-half of one percent sales tax increase in order to improve transportation in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, in 2002, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 02-116 which established the People's Transportation Plan; and
WHEREAS, from its inception, the People's Transportation Plan has included the North, East-West, and MIC-Earlington Heights corridors (collectively referred to as the "Orange Line"); and
WHEREAS, increasing fare recovery rates is a critical component in making the entire Orange Line economically feasible; and
WHEREAS, other transit agencies have utilized alternative fare structures, including distance based and peak/non-peak fares,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board supports the establishment of distance based and/or peak/non-peak transit fare rates and directs the County Mayor or his designee to submit within sixty (60) days a plan to implement a distance based and/or peak/non-peak transit fare structure.



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