Talk:The Better Bus Act, 649

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Patrick Barber

— 06/01/2023 10:17

@Assembly Member
Tabled by Erich Crysler, MGA, Independent as an independent member's bill.
The Better Bus Act, 649
A bill is to improve the overall regional bus infrastructure, reduce car usage, reduce CO2 emissions, reduce traffic congestion, increase overall productivity, and increase commuter income.,_649
Proposed by Erich Crysler, MGA, Independent.
Voting is presently set for 19 Jan 2023
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— 06/01/2023 10:17

Erich Crysler -- Alsozar [UKN] — 06/01/2023 10:21
I believe there isn’t much to be said here as the bill speaks for itself. The funding of regional public transportation would massively benefit standard of living and our economy. This bill aims to establish subsidies for regional and school buses as well as build dedicated bus infrastructure.
John Edwards [KWP] — 06/01/2023 11:30
Alongside railways, this should get us where we need to go nationwise.
Jonn Stevens (DPPK) — 06/01/2023 13:16
Looks great a fine piece of legislation that will work to improve the public transit of Kodiak!
Charlotte Groves (Juliette) — 06/01/2023 13:21
I love this bill, and agree that public transport infrastructure is an important aspect of travel, with bonus environmental factors.

I'm wondering if the following is too restrictive:

4.1 - The buses procured with the subsidies from the NMVS must be powered with a diesel-electric engine.

In the future - better technology may become available that is superior to diesel-electric. I'm guessing the intention here is to make sure the engines are somewhat efficient with hybrid tech. I think it'd be preferable if this wasn't a hard requirement but some kind of minimum standard is legislated instead.
Erich Crysler -- Alsozar [UKN] — 06/01/2023 23:21
The intention is to not procure vehicles with inefficient engines. I’ll agree to edit it so that buses must have diesel-electric engines as a minimum with ability to procure more efficient engines if they arise.
Erich Crysler -- Alsozar [UKN] — 06/01/2023 23:32
I would like to amend the corresponding section to the following:

4.1 - The buses procured with the subsidies from the NMVS must be powered with a engine with the minimum fuel efficiency of an average diesel-electric engine or a more efficient alternative.
Patrick Barber

— 06/01/2023 23:37

Proposal amended as requested by the author
Caesar J. Biggles — 07/01/2023 14:51
Busses are always good, and for smaller communities, busses can be as good a transport scheme as trams or light rail traffic. This bill may set the future for advances Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) throughout all of the Kodiak Republic, for the betterment of all our citizens lives.
Patrick Barber

— 08/01/2023 11:07

@Assembly Member
If there are no more substantial comments to be made on this proposal and if there are no objections, I shall call the vote in ~24 hours.

— 09/01/2023 13:35

Do you approve of the Better Bus Act, 649 as proposed?

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Patrick Barber

— 09/01/2023 13:35

@Assembly Member
The poll has been called. Debate is suspended. The vote shall remain active for 72 hours. The proposal is linked in the pinned post. Please vote within that time. Thank you
Patrick Barber

— 11/01/2023 23:45

@Assembly Member
Just a reminder this poll closes in ~13 hours. Please be sure to vote before then.
Patrick Barber

— 12/01/2023 21:49

The motion has passed and this shall be archived in 24 hours.

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