306.14 [Effective 9/15/2014] Report on franchise agreements.

(A) If a board of county commissioners awards a franchise to a franchisee on behalf of a county transit board, the county transit board shall submit an annual written report to the board of county commissioners not later than a date designated by the board of county commissioners and in a form prescribed by that board. The board of county commissioners shall make the report available on the general web site of the county. The county transit board shall include in the report a description in detail of the effects the franchise agreement had during the prior year on all of the following as they relate to the operation of a public transit system by the franchisee in that county:

(1) Cost savings to the county;

(2) Efficiency;

(3) Safety and security of the traveling public and franchise employees;

(4) Service to the traveling public;

(5) Return on investment by the county;

(6) Any other aspects the board of county commissioners determines should be included in the report.

(B) A franchisee that is awarded a franchise by a board of county commissioners on behalf of a county transit board shall submit an annual written report to the board of county commissioners or county transit board not later than a date designated by the board of county commissioners and in a form prescribed by that board. The board of county commissioners also shall direct the franchisee to submit the report to the board of county commissioners, the county transit board, or both. The board of county commissioners shall establish the issues to be addressed in the report with respect to the public transit system that the franchisee operated during the prior year. The board of county commissioners shall make the report available on the general web site of the county.

(C) A board of county commissioners that awards a franchise to a franchisee on behalf of a county transit board shall conduct an annual review of the performance of the franchisee. The board of county commissioners shall include in the review a determination of the number of performance targets the franchisee met during the prior year and an evaluation of the franchisee's compliance with the other terms and conditions of the franchise, including any breaches of the franchise by the franchisee. The board shall issue a written report, and shall make the report available on the general web site of the county.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.