Checkmark
Legislation watch

Search all years.

2011 House Bill 1967: Concerning public transportation systems
Introduced by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on February 15, 2011
To modify provisions relating to the time period for preparation of six-year transit development plans and annual reports on the status of the state's public transportation systems. Requires new state facilities to be sited in areas adequately accessible by transit service. Provides that it is the intent of the legislature that the department of transportation not charge state agencies airspace leases for the use of highway right-of-way for transit facilities. (Companion: SB 5796).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 15, 2011
Substitute offered in the House on February 24, 2011
Requires the Secretary of the WSDOT to designate an employee in each region who would be responsible for integrating public transportation planning into state transportation activities and fostering greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The WSDOT is also required to include a section in its biennial report to the Governor and the Transportation committees of the Legislature regarding the integration of public transportation planning into state transportation activities and the fostering of greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The Office of Financial Management is directed to establish objectives and performance measures regarding public transportation and report on progress towards achieving them in its biennial attainment report. The definition of passenger intermodal facilities, in the list of transportation facilities and services of statewide significance, is modified to include park and ride lots and transit centers.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 24, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 2, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on March 5, 2011
To require the Office of Financial Management to collaborate with the Washington State Department of Transportation and other state and local agencies with public transportationrelated responsibilities to establish objectives and performance measures for public transportation system performance.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Parker (Spokane) (R) on March 5, 2011
To add the Transportation Choices Coalition, the Association of Washington Business, and the National Federation of Independent Business to the entities that collaborate with the Office of Financial Management to establish objectives and performance measures for public transportation system performance.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. David Taylor (Moxee) (R) on March 5, 2011
To remove the addition of park and ride lots and transit centers to the types of transportation facilities that are found to be of statewide significance.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2011
To modify the due dates, and in some cases the subject matter, for various reports regarding public transportation systems. Requires that new state facilities be sited in areas adequately accessible by transit service.
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2011
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on March 8, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 29, 2011
To change the requirement that all new state facilities be sited in areas adequately accessible by transit service to the requirement that new state facilities in a jurisdiction with transit service can only be sited after consulting with the transit agency to ensure that the new facility is adequately accessible by transit service. Removes the intent language that directs WSDOT not to charge transit agencies for the use of state right-of-way and the definition of major passenger intermodal terminals expansion to include park and ride lots and transit centers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 29, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 30, 2011
Requires the Secretary of the WSDOT to designate an employee in each region who would be responsible for integrating public transportation planning into state transportation activities and fostering greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The WSDOT is also required to include a section in its biennial report to the Governor and the Transportation committees of the Legislature regarding the integration of public transportation planning into state transportation activities and the fostering of greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The Office of Financial Management, together with WSDOT, is directed to establish objectives and performance measures regarding public transportation and report on progress towards achieving them in its biennial attainment report. The definition of passenger intermodal facilities, in the list of transportation facilities and services of statewide significance, is modified to include park and ride lots and transit centers.
Received in the House on April 14, 2011
House concurred with the Senate amendments. This bill requires the Secretary of the WSDOT to designate an employee in each region who would be responsible for integrating public transportation planning into state transportation activities and fostering greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The WSDOT is also required to include a section in its biennial report to the Governor and the Transportation committees of the Legislature regarding the integration of public transportation planning into state transportation activities and the fostering of greater partnerships between the state and public transportation service providers. The Office of Financial Management, together with WSDOT, is directed to establish objectives and performance measures regarding public transportation and report on progress towards achieving them in its biennial attainment report. The definition of passenger intermodal facilities, in the list of transportation facilities and services of statewide significance, is modified to include park and ride lots and transit centers.
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 16, 2011

Comments