Transit Sustainability Project
Update: MTC Approves Transit Sustainability Project Recommendations
Update: Public Invited to Comment on Transit Sustainability Project (TSP) Findings and Recommendations
April 13, 2012
MTC Releases Transit Sustainability Project Recommendations
April 5, 2012
A technical analysis, together with significant advisory consultation and outreach, resulted in key financial, service and institutional findings (PDF) that inform the recommendations under consideration. The recommendations include establishing and enforcing performance measures and targets; launching a transit performance initiative with an incentive approach to improving transit service; and implementing a variety of service, institutional and paratransit recommendations. For details about the recommendations, see the committee memo (PDF).
Transportation 2035, the most recently adopted Regional Transportation Plan, identified regionwide transit capital and operating budget shortfalls of $17 billion and $8 billion, respectively, over the next twenty-five years. Combined with recent service cuts and funding challenges, these shortfalls suggest a serious structural deficit. To add to the challenge, service and passenger trips have not kept pace with increases in operating costs, even after accounting for inflation.
To address these challenges, the project focused on three goals:
The TSP has been informed by significant consultation with the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and three Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) focused on financial, service and paratransit analyses. The PSC comprises twenty-one members and has met approximately every other month over the course of the project in order to provide executive-level input from the transportation agency, government, labor, business, environmental and equity perspectives. Specific work elements have also been informed by focused technical advisory committees, adhoc committees, and focus groups. In addition, staff has presented project updates and recommendations to the MTC Policy Advisory Council, as well as multiple public events and forums sponsored by interested parties.
Technical analysis focused on three key areas: financial, service and institutional. Additionally, due to the unique service delivery model in the Bay Area, paratransit service was analyzed independently.
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