Resolution of Consensus of Scope
For the Regional Transit Authority
WHEREAS, the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle intend to establish a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to serve the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area and develop a Regional Transit Authority Plan; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of a Regional Transit Authority in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area requires that the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle actively participate in creating a unified scope of RTA governance and services; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board has reviewed the initial three (3) technical reports regarding Regional Transit Management and Governance, Transit Supportive Corridors and Areas, and Service Strategies; and
WHEREAS, the MPO Policy Board recommends that the RTA have the following characteristics:
· Mode: initially focus specifically on regional transit, but not preclude the possibility of other transportation modes, and
· Service: significant investment, expansion, enhancement, and reorganization of the existing transit service both in the County and City, and
· Governance: the RTA governance structure shall not preclude the future inclusion of other interested partners (i.e. UVA, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, JAUNT), and shall maximize existing revenues and include potential mechanisms for generating new revenues, and
· Jurisdiction: the RTA will initially be comprised of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle, but shall not preclude the future participation of other jurisdictions.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board presents this summary resolution of the Board’s recommendations, to establish a Regional Transit Authority to serve the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area.
Adopted this ___ day of ___ 2007.
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