Chapter 4.88


4.88.010    Established.

4.88.020    Terms of office.

4.88.030    Organization.

4.88.040    Duties.

4.88.010 Established.

Within the office of the borough mayor there is established a public transportation advisory commission consisting of seven members to be appointed by the borough mayor and confirmed by the assembly. Members shall be appointed with due regard to their interest in public transportation and shall as nearly as possible be representative of all elements of the community. (Ord. 76-2 § 2, 1976. 2004 Code § 2.56.010.)

4.88.020 Terms of office.

Members of the public transportation advisory commission shall serve for a term of three years or until a successor is appointed and qualified; provided, that the terms of the initial commission members shall be staggered so that three members will be appointed in each of two years and four the third year. (Ord. 76-2 § 2, 1976. 2004 Code § 2.56.020.)

4.88.030 Organization.

The commission shall annually elect a chairman and vice chairman and shall adopt rules for the conduct of its meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order shall apply unless different rules are adopted by the commission. Minutes of all meetings of the commission shall be kept and filed in the office of the borough mayor with copies being furnished to the assembly. (Ord. 76-2 § 2, 1976. 2004 Code § 2.56.050.)

4.88.040 Duties.

The commission shall:

A. Act as liaison with the community for the purposes of gauging attitudes and needs concerning public transportation and making recommendations;

B. Maintain a continuous review of the public transportation system of the borough and all its aspects including rate structures, route extensions and changes, and make recommendations to the borough mayor and the transportation director concerning present and future needs;

C. Assist in the preparation of the annual budget of the transportation division and the capital improvements program;

D. Hear appeals of denials of paratransit eligibility. (Ord. 93-012 § 3, 1993; Ord. 76-2 § 2, 1976. 2004 Code § 2.56.060.)