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File #: ID16-931    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 8/5/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2016 Final action: 9/1/2016
Title: WORKSHOP - Fresno Area Express (FAX) Strategic Services Evaluation
Sponsors: Department of Public Transportation
Attachments: 1. FAX PP.pdf
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL



September 1, 2016


FROM: Brian R. Marshall, Director
Department of Transportation

SUBJECT
Title

WORKSHOP - Fresno Area Express (FAX) Strategic Services Evaluation

Body
RECOMMENDATION

For the Council to conceptually approve the proposed FAX restructuring pursuant to the Public Transportation Strategic Services Evaluation Study and for the department to move forward with community outreach requirements as stipulated by the Federal Transit Administration.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Fresno Council of Governments (FCOG) approved the Fresno Clovis Metropolitan Area Public Transportation Strategic Service Evaluation. This study was commissioned by the FCOG to examine metro travel patterns through extensive origin and destination studies; transit ride check and transfer studies; and public and stakeholder input with a goal of reducing transit travel times, increasing service reliability, and improving linkages to major trip generators. This plan was presented to the Transportation Committee. The committee presented alternatives to the service structure in southwest Fresno and approved of moving the plan forward to Council. Prior to implementing the recommended changes FAX will need to complete public outreach and a Title VI Service Equity Analysis.

BACKGROUND

The purpose of the FCMA Strategic Service Evaluation was to examine metro travel patterns through extensive origin and destination studies; transit ride check and transfer studies; and pubic and stakeholder input with a goal of reducing transit travel times, increasing service reliability, and improving linkages to major trip generators. Improving transit travel time, reliability and responsiveness to community needs is critically necessary for making transit a viable alternative in contemporary urban environments.

The data gathering as well as significant evaluation of the various data including:

* Stakeholder interviews (elected officials, policy makers, community...

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