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Resolution RS2018-1113

A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Transit Authority be managed by one management structure, and that the Metropolitan Transit Authority exercise its exclusive authority to name the Davidson Transit Organization as its sole management provider.

WHEREAS, the Davidson Transit Organization, founded in 1984, is a private, non-profit organization that provides public transportation services and operates as the employment unit for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Davidson Transit Organization is one of the nation’s largest professional transit organizations and represents hundreds of employees in Nashville and Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, since 1992, the Davidson Transit Organization has provided bus operators and other personnel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority; and for over 25 years, the Davidson Transit Organization has ensured proper staffing and effective operations for the Metropolitan Transit Authority; and

WHEREAS, the Davidson Transit Organization represents drivers trained and nationally certified in lite rail and other transit vehicles; and

WHEREAS, section 17.07 of the Metropolitan Charter, and Appendix Four thereto, provide exclusive authority over public transit systems in Nashville and Davidson County to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and neither the Mayor nor Metropolitan Council may exercise any authority over the Transit Authority except as expressly provided; and

WHEREAS, on May 1, 2018, voters in Nashville an Davidson County will consider a county-wide referendum regarding funding for a proposed transit improvement program which, if approved, will significantly expand services provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority and, in turn, the services provided by Davidson Transit Organization personnel; and

WHEREAS, in advance of this referendum, it is fitting that the Metropolitan Council should encourage the Metropolitan Transit Authority to continue its successful relationship with the Davidson Transit Organization, and to use its exclusive authority to designate the Davidson Transit Organization as the sole management provider, in the interests of commuters and users of public transportation throughout Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as requesting that the Metropolitan Transit Authority be managed by one (1) management structure, and that the Metropolitan Transit Authority exercise its exclusive authority to name the Davidson Transit Organization as its sole management provider.

Section 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Mr. Steve Bland, Chief Executive Officer; and to the Davidson Transit Organization.

Section 3. That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Scott Davis, Freddie O'Connell, Nancy VanReece, Jeremy Elrod, Anthony Davis

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Legislative History

Referred toTraffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

IntroducedMarch 20, 2018

AdoptedMarch 20, 2018

Returned Unsigned by the MayorApril 4, 2018

Effective DateApril 4, 2018

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Last Modified: 04/05/2018 3:11 PM