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Full Text of HB4663  94th General Assembly

HB4663 94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2005 and 2006
HB4663

 

Introduced 1/12/2006, by Rep. Larry McKeon

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
20 ILCS 2705/2705-322 new
30 ILCS 805/8.30 new

    Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that in addition to the regular reporting requirements of the Act, all public transit agencies that receive State funding shall submit: (i) to biannual State financial and performance audits, (ii) to the Illinois General Assembly an annual Service Plan to increase and enhance service to low-income communities, (iii) certain details of any proposed or ongoing capital improvements receiving State funding where work has been approved or authorized by the public transit agencies. Requires the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the Commuter Rail Board (Metra), and the Suburban Bus Board (Pace) to submit "Service Performance Reports" by route or line compiled in a single report covering FY2000 through FY2005, and thereafter annually. Specifies the information to be contained in these Service Performance Reports. Provides that each public transit agency outside of the RTA region shall submit an annual assessment of the public transit needs of its county or transit district, the availability of public transit in its county or transit district, and its capital needs to provide adequate, timely, and efficient service. Requires all public transit agencies that receive State funding for operating or capital costs, or both, to develop and implement a citizen participation process. Requires the Department of Transportation to compile the Service Performance Reports on an annual basis and submit them to the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
 
4     Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
5 Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6 Section 2705-322 as follows:
 
7     (20 ILCS 2705/2705-322 new)
8     Sec. 2705-322. Reporting of results and benefits of State
9 funding for public transit agencies.
10     (a) In addition to the regular reporting required by this
11 Act, all public transit agencies that receive State funding
12 shall submit to biannual State financial and performance
13 audits.
14     (b) All public transit agencies that receive State funding
15 shall submit to the Illinois General Assembly an annual Service
16 Plan to increase and enhance service to low-income communities.
17     (c) All public transit agencies shall report details of any
18 proposed or ongoing capital improvements receiving State
19 funding for which work has been approved or authorized,
20 including for each project:
21         (1) total cost of the project;
22         (2) contribution from the total cost from other State
23     programs;
24         (3) contribution to the total cost from federal
25     sources;
26         (4) contribution to the total cost from local and other
27     resources;
28         (5) actual annual expenditures, and actual
29     expenditures and obligations required through FY2010; and
30         (6) actual or expected completion date.
31     (d) The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the
32 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the Commuter Rail Board

 

 

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1 (Metra), and the Suburban Bus Board (Pace) shall submit the
2 following information by route or line, on a quarterly basis
3 unless otherwise specified, compiled in a single report
4 covering FY2000 through FY2005, and thereafter annually,
5 hereinafter referred to as "Service Performance Reports":
6         (i) On-time performance: the percentages of trips
7     arriving at the last stop within 5 minutes of schedule,
8     with reasons for annulments and the principal causes of
9     delays.
10         (ii) Service regularity: the percentage of the actual
11     intervals between trips that are within plus or minus 50%
12     of the scheduled interval (for intervals of less than 10
13     minutes) or within plus or minus 5 minutes of the scheduled
14     interval (for intervals of 10 minutes or more).
15         (iii) Interruption of service: The average distance
16     between service interruptions; that is, the number of miles
17     traveled by a vehicle divided by the total number of
18     chargeable "road calls", including mechanical swaps that
19     interrupt service.
20         (iv) Crowding: one-hour passenger volume per vehicle
21     at maximum load points at the a.m. and p.m. rush period.
22         (v) Capacity utilization: daily passenger load divided
23     by the rated capacity of the vehicles for the a.m. and p.m.
24     peaks, mid-days, evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
25         (vi) Speeds of buses and trains.
26         (vii) Cleanliness of vehicle interiors.
27         (viii) Absence of heat or air conditioning and water
28     leaks.
29         (ix) Crime statistics.
30         (x) Homeland security preparedness plan and budget,
31     reported annually.
32         (xi) Status of compliance with the Americans with
33     Disabilities Act by rail lines and, for buses, by the
34     garage out of which bus routes operate, with respect to
35     frequency, adequacy, and timeliness, reported annually.
36         (xii) An annual assessment of service provided by area

 

 

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1     served, such as community area or municipality, by the
2     public transit service board with respect to frequency of
3     items (i) through (x).
4         (xiii) An annual assessment of the service connections
5     between routes of the CTA, Metra, and Pace; and an annual
6     assessment of fare coordination between the CTA, Metra, and
7     Pace.
8         (xiv) On-time performance and timeliness of
9     paratransit service.
10         (xv) The hours of service on each route and the
11     additional cost to provide earlier, later, or more frequent
12     service on the existing route, reported on an annual basis;
13     and the net change in hours of service and costs when
14     service plan changes are proposed.
15     (e) Each public transit agency outside of the RTA region
16 shall submit an annual assessment of the public transit needs
17 of its county or transit district, the availability of public
18 transit in its county or transit district, and its capital
19 needs to provide adequate, timely, and efficient service.
20     (f) Citizen participation. All public transit agencies
21 that receive State funding for operating or capital costs, or
22 both, shall develop and implement a citizen participation
23 process that at a minimum establishes the following rules:
24         (i) for changing bus or rail services, or both, within
25     a district: at least one public hearing, scheduled with a
26     minimum public notice of 30 days, that includes disclosure
27     to the public of the details of proposed service changes,
28     including the hours of service on each route and the
29     additional cost to provide earlier, later, or more frequent
30     service on the existing route, reported on an annual basis;
31     and the net change in hours of service and costs when
32     service plan changes are proposed;
33         (ii) service planning: at least 2 public meetings
34     annually to elicit public input on transit service planning
35     and feedback on current route configurations;
36         (iii) operating and capital budget development: at

 

 

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1     least 3 public hearings annually on the next year's
2     proposed operating and capital budgets.
3     (g) Compilation of reports from public transit agencies.
4 The RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace shall submit their 5-year
5 FY2000-FY2005 Service Performance Reports to the Illinois
6 Department of Transportation no later than September 30, 2006,
7 and the Department of Transportation shall compile all reports
8 and submit them to the Illinois General Assembly and the
9 Governor no later than November 1, 2006. Thereafter the
10 Department of Transportation shall compile all annual Service
11 Performance Reports supplied by all public transit agencies
12 that receive State funding and submit that compiled report to
13 the General Assembly and the Governor by March 30 of any given
14 year. The Department of Transportation shall also publish the
15 compiled report as well as individual reports from public
16 transit agencies on a web site maintained by the Department of
17 Transportation.
 
18     Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
19 Section 8.30 as follows:
 
20     (30 ILCS 805/8.30 new)
21     Sec. 8.30. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
22 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
23 implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
24 the 94th General Assembly.
 
25     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
26 becoming law.