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Transit Needs

Transit Needs

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Transit Needs

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  1. April 24, 2012 Transit Needs

  2. Presentation outline • What is a Needs Plan? • Existing and Future Ridership Levels • Transit Market/Needs Assessment • Public Outreach Results • Needs Plan Services

  3. What is a Needs Plan? • Reflects the Desire of the Community • Identifies Future Public Transportation Needs • Existing Service Improvements • Service Expansion

  4. Historical Ridership Growth 2.2 M 2.0 M 2.1 M 1.9 M 1.9 M 1.7 M

  5. 2013 - 2022 Ridership Growth With No Service Changes… >20% 10% - 20% 0% - 10%

  6. Transit Market assessment • Traditional Transit Market • Discretionary Transit Market • 2025 Travel Flow • Trip Generators and Attractors • Transit Centers and Corridors

  7. Traditional Transit Market Very High High

  8. Discretionary Transit Market Transit Supportive Employment Density Population Density

  9. 2025 Travel Flow Daily Person Trips > 16,000 13,000 – 16,000 10,000 – 13,000

  10. Transit Centers and Corridors Core Center Corridor

  11. Trip Generators and Attractors Trip Generators and Attractors

  12. Public Outreach Results • 31 Listening Sessions held 2/6 – 4/19 • Outreach to over 1,000 residents

  13. Public Outreach Results Have you ever ridden a public transportation bus in Polk County? Have you ever used a public transportation bus in another location?

  14. Public Outreach Results Respondents Listed Modes of Travel

  15. Public Outreach Results Service Improvements Cited as Added Incentive to Use Public Transportation

  16. Needs Plan services • Improvements to Existing Services • Service Expansions

  17. Needs plan services • Transit Services Hierarchy • Bus Rapid Transit • Express Service • Traditional Fixed-Route Service (< 60 min) • Traditional Fixed-Route Service (> 60 min) • Fixed-Route Service with Route Deviations • Flex Service • Demand-Response/Paratransit Service Urban Rural

  18. Needs plan services Demand Response/ Paratransit Service

  19. Improvements to Existing Services • Increase Service Span • Increase Service Frequency • Add Saturday and/or Sunday Services

  20. Frequency, Service Span, and Sunday Service Improvements

  21. Frequency and Service Span Improvements

  22. Service Expansions • New Urban Services • New Rural Services

  23. Needs Plan Highlights • Strengthen existing service network • Improve county-wide connectivity • Implement premium bus services • Express bus connections to: • Polytechnic and other college campuses • Posner Center • Sunrail • Others • Bus rapid transit (BRT) • Multiple/flexible service options for rural areas

  24. Next steps • Finalize Needs Plan • Develop Costs • Prioritize Needs Plan Services • Develop Revenue Options and Financial Plan