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49-582. Travel reduction program regional task force; composition

A. A travel reduction program regional task force is established in area A for the purposes prescribed in this article. The regional public transportation authority established under title 48, chapter 29 and the regional planning agency for a county with a population of one million two hundred thousand or more persons according to the most recent United States decennial census shall provide assistance to the task force. The task force shall nominate a chairman for the task force who is then officially appointed by the board. The board shall appoint the travel reduction program director to supervise the staff and to be assistant chairman of the task force. The director is not a voting member.

B. The board shall appoint members of the task force in an equitable manner, including government and private sector representatives from each county in area A. Task force members shall be appointed to serve two year terms, and membership shall be staggered so that no more than two-thirds of the appointed members' terms expire on January 31 of any year. The board shall determine the method of selection and appointment of task force members, as provided by law, ordinance or the guidelines established in this section.

C. The task force members shall be appointed to represent interests affected by the travel reduction program. Candidates for membership must be residents of area A and shall be selected from major employers, a member or manager of a transportation management association, an owner or manager of any business park, industrial park, office building, shopping center or other concentration of commercial interests, a public interest group established to address transportation or air quality issues or political subdivisions within area A.

D. Counties in area A with a population of one million two hundred thousand persons or less according to the most recent United States decennial census may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with a county in area A with a population of more than one million two hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States decennial census to implement and comply with the requirements of this article.