Section 1. Metro Mobility Enhancement Task Force. This section establishes a Metro Mobility Enhancement Task Force.
Subdivision 1. Task force established. The task force must examine options to enhance the Metro Mobility program. The goal of the task force is to partner with transportation network companies to increase program service levels and efficiency.
Subdivision 2. Membership. The task force has between 14 and 16 members appointed to represent a variety of interest groups.
Subdivision 3. Task force duties. The task force must evaluate the Metro Mobility program and analyze approaches to improve program services by partnering with transportation network companies. The task force must also review proposals and models to incorporate transportation network companies into the transit system in other service areas.
Subdivision 4. Administration. Appointments to the task force must be made by August 1, 2017. The first meeting must be held no later than September 1, 2017. The Met Council must provide data, information, meeting space, and administrative services to the task force. Members serve without compensation. The task force may accept gifts and grants.
Subdivision 5. Legislative report. By February 15, 2018, the task force must submit a report to the legislature that summarizes its work and findings; describes the current system; identifies at least three potential service level approaches that involve partnering with transportation network companies; and provide recommendations for program and legislative changes.
Subdivision 6. Expiration. The task force expires on February 15, 2018, or upon submitting the report required in subdivision 5.
This section is effective the day following final enactment.