Martin County

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File #: 22-0070   
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action:
Title: MARTIN COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSIT - PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT POLICY
Attachments: 1. Martin County Public Transit Public Involvement Policy.pdf
PLACEMENT: Consent
TITLE:
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MARTIN COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSIT - PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT POLICY
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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The guiding principles of the Transit Development Plan recognize the importance of public input. The policy outlines the County's process for soliciting and considering public comment prior to a fare increase or service route change to the Martin County Public Transit (MARTY).
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works
PREPARED BY: Name: Bill Powell
Title: Transit Administrator
REQUESTED BY:

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

Martin County Public Transit (MARTY) will solicit public input prior to or during the development of any transit enhancement resulting in a major service change or fare increase. The public input process includes, but is not limited to, public forums, public hearings, or written or electronic comment forms. MARTY Staff will develop recommendations as to the appropriate type and level of public input based on Federal and State program requirements.

A public hearing is mandatory when a fare increase, or major service change is proposed prior to change adoption. A determination is made related to each proposal as to the appropriate scheduling of the public hearing. If service changes are temporary in nature the MARTY Staff may approve these types of temporary changes. For fare increases or major service changes, the public hearing will be held prior to the initiation of the proposed action. Martin County will consider and implement the principles of equality for all citizens pursuant to requirements of the Federal Transit Administration, as reported in Circular 9030.1b, Section V.5.o, to the extent reasonably possible.

The Martin County Public Transit - Public Involvement Policy is attached.

ISSUES:

None

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