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4.60.100 Public Transit Advisory Board.

There is established a public transit advisory board consisting of nine persons to advise the assembly and the mayor. At least two of the members shall be disabled. The board is intended to contribute to the long range planning of a balanced public transit system in the municipality. The board is not intended to regulate the transportation industry or to adjudicate the rights and duties of public and private carriers. The board shall:

A. Conduct investigations into the requirements for a balanced publicly owned and operated transit system with in the municipality.

B. Make recommendations to the assembly and the mayor on municipal policy with respect to:

1. Routes, fares, schedules, levels of service and service area of publicly owned and operated transit systems.

2. Fares, levels of service and service area of publicly owned and operated paratransit systems.

3. Integration of public and private transit systems.

4. Budget review, capital improvement programs and funding of publicly owned and operated transit systems.

5. The location and development of transit facilities, transit corridors and those aspects of transit that contribute to orderly and economic development within the municipality.

6. Other matters relating to municipal transportation policy as the assembly, by ordinance or resolution, may direct, or as the mayor, by written request, may direct.

C. Assist the assembly and mayor in supporting and promoting the use of transit in the municipality and in locating, developing and obtaining funding for the publicly owned and operated transit system.

The director of the public transportation department shall provide information and data relating to the operation of the publicly owned and operated transit system and such other information as may be acquired during the course of his official duties. In addition, the director of the public transportation department shall, prior to making any final decision regarding those items embodied in subsection B of this section, consult and actively seek the advice and counsel of the board.

The board may, at any time, make inquiries into transit systems in other cities and areas of the United States or Canada and may investigate new and innovative transit concepts which may from time to time be developed.

(GAAB 5.80.010--5.80.020, 5.80.070--5.80.080; AO No. 82-49; AO No. 83-44; AO No. 95-223, § 1,expires 1-20-1998; AO No. 96-47, § 3, 3-5-96; AO No. 99-7, § 1, 1-26-99, expires 1-20-02; AO No. 2000-81, § 1, 5-16-00)

Cross reference(s)--Transportation, tit. 11.

    • Public Transportation
    • Director: Lance Wilber
    • 3600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-8402