Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 081486
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File Number: 081486 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-923-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DADE-MONROE EXPRESS BUS ROUTE Introduced: 5/8/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2008
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO STUDY AND TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS AS TO THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO BE EARNED BY INCREASING THE FARES FOR THE DADE-MONROE EXPRESS BUS ROUTE
Indexes: BUS ROUTE SERVICE
Sponsors: Dorrin D. Rolle, 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 11A3 Adopted P
REPORT: See Report Under Agenda Item 5A, Legislative File No. 081886.

Board of County Commissioners 7/17/2008 11A3 Deferred 9/2/2008 P
REPORT: See Report Under Agenda Item 11A4 SUPPLEMENT, Legislative File No. 082229.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 11A3 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 14A5 4 Day Rule Invoked
REPORT: Commissioner Gimenez invoked the Four-Day Rule on the foregoing proposed resolution. (See Report Under Agenda Item 14A1, Legislative File No. 080979.)

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

Transit Committee 5/14/2008 2I 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. Chairman Rolle noted that the intent of this resolution was to increase Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) revenues and to establish a structure for the Dade-Monroe Express Bus Route. Commissioner Sorenson noted although she was willing to consider this resolution, riders of this route were predominantly single mothers who traveled daily to their housekeeping jobs in the Keys. She added that although the route was probably expensive, she believed that primarily very low-income people utilized this route. Chairman Rolle pointed out that he was attempting to address the continuing loss of MDT revenues and noted that he could consider Commissioner Sorenson’s concern, although he may not make it a top priority. He added that statistics indicated operating the route was expensive and noted that a structure was needed to minimize operational costs and their impacts on MDT. Chairman Rolle noted if, in the future, this alternative was less significant when blended with and compared to other alternatives, he would carefully consider Commissioner Sorenson’s concern. He pointed out that he was not attempting to hurt single mothers. Chairman Rolle made note to Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort of his intent to address the concern when all alternatives had been considered. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution. Vice Chairwoman Jordan asked Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber to prepare legislation increasing the monthly transit parking permit rate from $6.25 to $10.00 for consideration at the Committee meeting scheduled for June 11, 2008. Commissioner Heyman asked that a resolution(s) be prepared which would reassess Special Transportation Services (Sts) charges with regard to whether to charge by mile and which would provide for calculating discount assessments on a per-fare basis for riders who were eligible but could not afford monthly or annual passes. 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 5/8/2008 Referred Transit Committee 5/14/2008

County Attorney 5/8/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 5/8/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO STUDY AND TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS AS TO THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO BE EARNED BY INCREASING THE FARES FOR THE DADE-MONROE EXPRESS BUS ROUTE

BODY
WHEREAS, the Dade-Monroe Express Bus Route is one of the longest routes offered by Miami-Dade Transit, including stops in the Florida Keys ; and
WHEREAS, an increase in fares on this route may serve to offset some of the costs for providing this service; and
WHEREAS, this commitment to increasing revenues for Miami-Dade Transit makes it more likely that Miami-Dade County will receive federal financial support for the North and East-West Corridor expansions of Metrorail,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board, hereby directs the County Mayor or his designee to study and to submit a written report within five (5) business days as to the additional revenues to be earned by increasing the fares for the Dade-Monroe Express Bus Route. Said report shall include, but not be limited to, the daily ridership numbers for this route, the current revenues generated by fares on this route, and projected revenues to be earned if there are fare increases at twenty five cent increments.



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