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03 March 26, 2007 Plans and Programs79802 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA TIME: 12:30 P.M. DATE: March 26, 2007 LOCATION: Board Chambers, 15' Floor County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside I RECORDS *** COMMITTEE MEMBERS *** Daryl Busch/Mark Yarbrough, City of Perris, Chair John Chlebnik/Bill Davis, City of Calimesa Jeff Miller/Karen Spiegel, City of Corona Robin Lowe/Marc Searl, City of Hemet Patrick Mullany/Larry Spicer, City of Indian Wells Michael H. Wilson/Gene Gilbert, City of Indio Frank West/Charles White, City of Moreno Valley Frank Hall/Harvey Sullivan, City of Norco Dick Kelly/Robert Spiegel, City of Palm Desert Ronald Oden/tinny Foat, City of Palm Springs Chris Carlson/Jim Ayres, City of San Jacinto Bob,Buster, County of Riverside, District I Roy Wilson, County of Riverside, District IV Marion Ashley, County of Riverside, District V *** STAFF *** Eric Haley, Executive Director Cathy Bechtel, Project Delivery Director *** AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY ■** State Transportation Improvement Program Regional Transportation Improvement Program New Corridors Intermodal Programs (Transit, Rail, Rideshare) Air Quality and Clean Fuels Regional Agencies, Regional Planning Intelligent Transportation System Planning and Programs Congestion Management Program The Committee welcomes comments, if you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Testimony Card to the Clerk of the Board. 11.36.15 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE www.rctc.org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 12:30P.M. Monday, March 26, 2007. BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code Section 54954.2, if you need special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS 4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add an item to the Agenda after making a finding that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda requires 2/3 vote of the Committee. If there are less than 2/.3 of the Committee members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda.) Plans and Programs Committee Agenda March 26, 2007 Page 2 7. REGIONAL PROGRAMS SPOTLIGHT: COMMUTER. ASSISTANCE . PROGRAM UPDATE Pg. Overview This item is .for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Commuter Assistance Program Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 8. RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY'S FY 2006/07 SHORT RANGE, TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $47,030 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) as the local match for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310'program; 2) Allocate $2,690 in STA funds to RTA to serve as the local, match for the FTA Section 531 1(f) grant program; 3) Authorize the reprogramming of $25,672 in STA funds to cover the operating costs of the CNG fueling station; 4) Allocate $60,000 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to cover the cost of providing shuttle service due to construction on SR-215 5) Recognize an additional $ 20,000 in other revenue for the Crest Cruiser program and $2,500,000 in TUMF funds for the Riverside Transit Center; 6) Amend the FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect these changes and include the projects into the Regional Transportation Improvement 'Program, as appropriate; and 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda March 26, 2007 Page 3 9. FY 2006/07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT: ALLOCATION OF TDA FUNDS TO THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE'S SPECIAL SERVICES Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 6 1) Allocate $90,102 in Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to the City of Riverside's Special Services (RSS) program; 2) Amend the FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. REQUEST FROM PEPPERMINT RIDGE FOR MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSIT FUNDS AS LOCAL MATCH FOR THE SECTION 5310 CAPITAL PROGRAM Pg. 7 Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $26,100 to Peppermint Ridge to provide the required local match for the Section 5310 capital program; 2) Approve Agreement No. 07-26-114-00 with Peppermint Ridge for $26,100 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in Western County; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE Overview This item is for the Committee to: Pg. 9 1) Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. Plans and Programs Committee Agenda March 26, 2007 Page 4 1 2. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF'REPORT Overview This item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and staff to report on attended and upcoming meetings/conferences and issues related to Commission activities. 13. ADJOURNMENT The next Plans and Programs Committee meeting is scheduled to be .held at 1,2:30 P.M., Monday, April 23, 2007, Board Chambers, 1st Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. ATTENDANCE ROSTER PLANS AND. PROGRAMS COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007 - 12:30 P.M. NA ,gi ESENTING Po /hi Oles err NoQC4D /4i/rEt/a rt VMet �\ `r M se,K, ' 76 -3 2,F-r20 TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL `9S/) 735 =2/90 767- 7 �s� " edge/Jolt/0 ,S.6 e/A7rc4 c11 /le �f/t7 • MINUTES • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PLANS AND :PROGRAMS COMMITTEE Monday, August 28, 2006 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee was called to order by Chair ,Daryl Busch at 1.2:37 p.m., in the Board Room at the County. of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501. 2. ROLL CALL Members/Alternates Present Members Absent Daryl Busch Bob Buster Mary Craton Frank Hall Richard Kelly Robin Lowe Jeff Miller Ron Roberts Frank West Roy Wilson John Chlebnik Ronald Oden Mary Roche Michael H. Wilson 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no requests to speak from the public. 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - June 26, 2006 _ M/S/C (Craton/Roberts) to approve the June 26, 2006 minutes as submitted. Plans and Programs Committee Minutes August 28, 2006 Page 2 ADDITIONS/REVISIONS There were no revisions or additions to the agenda: CONSENT CALENDAR M/S/C (Miller/Roberts) to approve the following Consent Calendar. items: 6A. COMMUTER RAIL PROGRAM UPDATE 1) Receive and file an update on the Commuter Rail Program; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. FISCAL YEAR 2006/07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN AMENDMENT - SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY Allocate $833,657 in Local Transportation Fund (LTF) funds to. SunLine Transit Agency due to a shortfall in federal funding and $25,000 in LTF for development of a Facilities Design Manual; 2) Approve SunLine's request to reprogram funding to purchase 10 replacement and five expansion vehicles; 3) Reprogram $194,317 in State Transit Assistance (S°TA) funds and $777,270 in Federal Transit Administration: (FTA) funds to purchase two expansion vehicles; and 4) forward to the Commission for final action: ;FISCAL: YEAR 2006/-07 SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLAN:,: AMENDMENT RIVERSIDE TRANSIT AGENCY ` :Allocate $3,888 in LocalTransportation Fund ,.('.LTF) funds to Riverside -Transit Agency to cover additional operating costs; Receive :'and file a report ' on implementation of a University Pass Program with the University of ,,Riverside, California; 3) Amend RTA's FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit ;Plan to reflect the service changes as well as the implementation of the University Pass Program and implementation of Route 794, an express bus service along State "Route`91; and" 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. • Plans and Programs Committee Minutes August 28, 2006 Page 3 7. INTERSTATES 15 AND 215 FREEWAY TRAFFIC DETECTION AUGMENTATION PROJECT Robert Yates, Program Manager, presentedthe I=15/I-215 Freeway Traffic Detection Augmentation project. Commissioner Ron Roberts commended staff for the project and believes it will also be useful to commuters using the new Metrolink Station in Perris. In response to Commissioner Bob Buster's question regarding any law enforcement function, Robert Yates responded that its primary 'purpose is to calculate congestion and speed. In response to Chair Busch's question regarding other benefits that could be achieved as the program evolves, Robert Yates explained it will assist in analyzing goods movement as some of the stations will be equipped with cameras that will detect vehicle length and therefore commercial vehicle use. M/S/C (Buster/Roberts) to: 1) Authorize the Executive Director to enter into Cooperative Agreement No. 07-41-037-00 with Caltrans for the 1-15/1-215 Freeway Traffic Detection Augmentation project; 2) Approve a budget amendment for the project; and 3) Forward to the. Commission for final action.` 8. STATE ROUTE 91 COMMUTER EXPRESS BUS — ROUTE 794 DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Robert Yates presented the SR-91 Commuter Express Bus demonstration project. Commissioner Robin Lowe requested quarterly ridership reports be provided to the Committee. Robert Yates confirmed that RTA will be required to provide quarterly reports that will be provided to the Committee. In response to Chair Busch' s question regarding RTA's involvement in similar programs, Tanya 'Love responded that RTA has four Commuter Link services that .are funded with Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds. M/SIC (Lowe/Roberts) to: Plans and Programs Committee Minutes August 28, 2006 Page 4 1) Approve the request from the Riverside, Transit .Agency-'(RTA) for the Commission to provide 100% of the RTA's share in the operation of the Route 794. Demonstration Project costs (using Commuter Assistance Measure A funds) .in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for FY 2006/07; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. FISCAL YEAR 2006/07 AND 2007/08 CALL FOR PROJECTS; MEASURE A SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM: WESTERN RIVERSIDE. COUNTY M/S/C (Lowe/Roberts) to: Approve the.. requests for Measure A Specialized . Transit :funds available in western Riverside County for , Blindness Support, Volunteer Center and Whiteside Manor- in an aggregate amount not to exceed $323,364 in FY 2006/07 and $317,174 in FY 2007/08; 2) Approve interim funding in the amount of $32,500 for Care Connexxus covering the months of October. through December 2006. Interim funding will enable the agency's services to continue without interruption; 3) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel review, to enter into funding agreements as appropriate; 4) Direct staff .to develop a specialized transit program geared towards on -going chemotherapy, radiation and dialysis: treatment; and 5) Forward to the Commission for final action. 10. FY 2006/07 STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE FUNDS M/S/C (Lowe/Miller) to: 1) Receive and file the report .on State Transit Assistance Funding Apportionments;.:and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 1. ITEMS PULLED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR There were no items pulled from the Consent Calendar for discussion. 12. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT • • • Plans and Programs Committee Minutes August 28, 2006 Page 5 Eric Haley commented on the SR-74 grand opening ceremony. 13. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the Plans and Programs Committee, the meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m. The next meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee is scheduled for September 25, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board AGENDA ITEM 7 RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON DATE: March 26, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Robert J. Yates, Program manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Director of Regional Programs SUBJECT: Regional Programs Spotlight: Commuter Assistance Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 11 Receive and file the Commuter Assistance Program Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This presentation represents the first in a series of regular updates on Regional Programs that will be presented to the Plans and Programs Committee. Regional Programs include Commuter Assistance, Commuter Rail, Freeway Service Patrol (FSP), Goods Movement, Specialized Transit, and Transit. All of the Regional Programs are funded in part by Measure A, with the exception of the FSP Program. Since FY 1991 /92, the Commission has operated a Commuter Assistance Program as part of its Measure A suite of projects, as approved by the voters. During the past 16 years, the program has undergone many different stylistic changes and viewpoints. This past year has been no exception. With the department changes of January 2006, it is important to review the new elements of the program along with a status report on the program's mid -year performance. Robert Yates, Commuter Assistance Program Manager, will present an overview of the Commuter Assistance Program and its performance. • • AGENDA ITEM 8 • • • RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Riverside Transit Agency's FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $47,030 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to the ;Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) as the local match for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Section 5310 program; 2) Allocate $2,690 in STA funds to RTA to serve as the local match for the FTA Section 531 1(f) grant prograrn; 3) Authorize the reprogramming of $25,672 in STA funds to cover the operating costs of the. CNG fueling station; 4) Allocate $60,000' in Local Transportation funds (LTF) to cover the cost of providing shuttle service due to construction on SR-215; 5) Recognize an additional $20,000 in other revenue for the Crest Cruiser program and $2,500,000 in TUMF funds for the Riverside Transit Center; 6) Amend the FY 2006/07 Short Range: Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect these changes and include the projects into the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, as appropriate; and 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND /NFORMA T/OIV: The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is requesting a FY 2006/07 SRTP amendment as follows: 1) Section 5310 Program In 2006, RTA was approved to purchase seven (7) medium-sized vehicles through the ETA's Section 5310 program at a total cost of $410,000 ($362,970 in federal_funds and $47,030 inlocal funding). The Section 531.0 program provides capital grants for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit corporations and public agencies in providing - transportation ,services to meet the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities for whom public transportation services, are otherwise unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate. RTA is requesting an allocation of $47,030 to serve as the localmatch to the federal funding; there are adequate STA funds available . in Western Riverside County to meet this request. If approved, RTA anticipates ordering the vehicles in April with delivery by the end of July 2007. 2) Section 531 1(f) Program RTA was approved to receive $31,595 of FTA, Section ;° 531 1(f): funds for the purchase and installation of two bus shelters at bus stops along Route 22 in the Meadowbrook area of western Riverside County. Since grant award, RTA has subsequently learned that the actual cost for the bus shelters will be $13,450 ($10,7°60 in Section 53.1 1(f) funds and $2,690 is required asthe local.. match).The remaining Section 531 1(f) funds of $20,835 ($31,595 $10,760) will be returned to the FTA program. RTA is requesting an allocation of $2,690 to serve as the local match. There are adequate STA funds available in Western Riverside County to meet this request. 3) Bus Rapid Transit Study and CNG fueling Station RTA is requesting that $25,672 of STA funds (allocated in 2002) for the BUS Rapid Transit study be reprogrammed to cover operating Costs for the CNG fueling facility located at the agency's Third Street facility in Riverside. 4) Route 16: Box ,Springs Road Bridge Service It was necessary to close the Box Springs/Fair:} .isle Drive overpass in order for a" new bridge to be constructed on =SR 215. The . closure and subsequent construction resulted in disruption , of RTA's Route 16 service from Moreno Valley to Riverside. , ;RTA estimates' that approximately 200 on/off boardings occur on a dailybasis along the . segment affected by ;the closure/construction. RTA staff determined that the optimal way to minimize the. Toss of, r.idership:. on Route 16 would be to provide' shuttle service at an approximate cost of $5,000 per week for a total approximate cost of $60,000. Staff is requesting that '$60,000 in LTF:funds be allocated to 'RTA to cover the cost of . the shuttle service; there are adequate Western Riverside County LTF funds available to, support this funding request. 3 • 5) UPass/Crest Cruiser: University of California, Riverside (UCR) Through a contract with UCR, RTA operates Route 51 the Crest Cruiser - as a demonstration .program to encourage students to . ride public transit. Ridership on the Crest Cruiser is increasing and as a result, UCR is requesting that the service be extended to Spruce Street. According .to RTA's staff report, since implementation on September 25, 2006, the passengers per revenue hour is approximately 10, which is greater than that of 18 other RTA fixed routes. The passengers per revenue mile is 0.88, which is greater than that of 28 other RTA fixed routes. The proposedservice extension will add 11.8 daily revenue hours at a cost. of $49.90 per hour for a total: cost of $20,000 which will be paid for by UCR. Commission staff is requesting . that RTA's FY 2006/07 SRTP be amended to reflect theadditional service level as well as the increased revenue 6) Riverside Transit Center: 4085 Vine Street: $2,500,000 in TUMF Funds RTA has identified 4085 Vine Street as the site for the Riverside Transit Center. The location is adjacent to the west side of Vine Street between 14th Street and University Avenue. Due to improvements on the SR-91, additional Land is needed to accommodate the footprint of the proposed transit center. The cost of the additional property is estimated at $2,500,000. Currently, the city of Riverside (City) is in negotiations with the landowners to purchase the required property. In addition, the City has committed to helping RTA with the cost of improving the property to complete the design and construction of the facility. Once built, the site will be served by dial. -a-ride and 16 bus lines providing convenient connections to Metrolink within the downtown area. Parking, services, eating -establishments and educational facilities are within walking distance of the transit center. RTA received an additional TUMF allocation from the Western Riverside Council of Governments to cover the additional costs of the proposed transit center. Commission staff is seeking approval to amend the proposed Program of Projects to reflect the additional funding as well as to update the project in the Regional Transportation 'Improvement Program. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No Year: FY 2006/07 Amount: $49,720 Source of ` Funds: $49, 720- STA $60,000 — LTF Budget Adjustment: Yes- . STA funds GLA No.: 241-62-86102 — P2201 Fiscal Procedures Approved: \pe,u4,01 Date: 3/15/07 5 AGENDA ITEM 9 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan Amendment: TDA Funds to the City of Riverside's Special Services Allocation of STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $90,102 in Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to the City of Riverside's Special Services (RSS) program; 2) Amend the FY 2006/07 Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) to reflect the additional funding; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On an annual basis, as part of its oversight responsibilities, the Commission ensures that a financial audit is conducted on public transit agencies and municipalities receiving TDA funding - transit's major source of operating and capital revenue. Through the financial audit process, it was determined that RSS had incurred excess operating expenses during FY 2004/05 in the amount of $90,102 due to vehicle repairs and increased fuel costs. As a result of the FY 2005/06 financial audit process, it was determined that RSS had deferred operating revenue of $103,928. To cover the operating shortfall identified in FY 2004/05, RSS is requesting an SRTP amendment to allocate $90,102 of the $103,928 deferred operating revenue. If approved, keeping in line with the Commission's policy on administering TDA funds, RSS will amend its FY 2006/07 TDA operating subsidy by $13,826 ($103,928 - $90,102). Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N/A Year: FY 2006/07 Amount: $90,102 Source of Funds: TDA: Local Transportation Funds Budget Ad ustment: N/A GLA No.: N/A Fiscal Procedures Approved: \1424."4„„tabui Date: 3/12/07 AGENDA ITEM 10 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2007 TO: Plans and Programs Committee FROM: Fina Clemente, Staff Analyst Tanya Love, Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins`, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Request from Peppermint Ridge for Measure A SpecializedTransit STAFF RECOMMENDATION; This item is for the Committee to: 1) Allocate $26,100 to Peppermint Ridge to provide the required focal match for the Section 5310 capital program; 2) Approve Agreement No. 07-26-1 14-00 with Peppermint Ridge for $26,100 in Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in Western,. County; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Peppermint Ridge, :located in Corona, California was recently notified: by Ca!trans that it was approved to receive funding under the Federal Transit Administration's Section 531.0 Grant Program for FY 2006/07. The award amount is for a total of $130,502 for the procurement of the following capital equipment: a) Two modified vans b) Two base stations, 13 radios, computer' equipment and software $100, 000 $ 30,502 Pending approval of the State budget, Ca!trans has given Peppermint Ridge the option of obtaining the vans and equipment by using some "leftover" state monies from previous grant years. This option, however, will require the agency to provide a 20% match, which was the match percentage in effect when those funds were originally allocated, instead of the 11.47% match requirement that is currently used. The differential amount of match funds between the 20% and 11.47% match requirements is $1 1,131. The agency has expressed a desire not to wait for the State budget approval so that it can obtain the vehicles and equipment more quickly. - Peppermint Ridge is requesting that the required 20% ($26 100) be funded from the Measure A Specialized Transit funds available in Western Riverside County. These funds are specifically set aside, on an annual basis, to provide; the local .capital match to operators located in Western Riverside County participating in the Section 5310 program. Peppermint Ridge, a non-profit organization founded in 1959, provides a range ,of programs and services aimed to support individuals with developmental disabilities. It provides specialized transportation for participants in .its 'program who do not have the required mental capacity to navigate public transit: on their ovvn. " The agency also ,offers, trainingand guidance on essential Living skills including using public transit to help participants obtain greatest possible degree of . independence. The required operating and maintenance funding' necessary to operate its transportation service is provided by the agency through its general fund budget. If the request for; Measure A funding is approved, the local rnatch will be placed on ; deposit directly with ;Caltrans. In Fiscal Year Budget: Source of Funds: GLA No.: Yes Financial Information Year: FY 2006/07 Measure A Specialized Transit Funding: Western Riverside 225-26-86103 Amount: $ 2 6,1'00 Budget Adjustment: fiscal Procedures Approved: - \44,44011,44 8 Date: 3/ 1- 6/07 AGENDA ITEM ZZ • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: March 26, 2007 TO: Plan and Programs Committee FROM: Henry 'Nickel, Commuter Rail Staff Analyst Sheldon Peterson, Rail Program Manager THROUGH: Stephanie Wiggins, Regional Programs Director SUBJECT: Commuter Rail Program Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee. to: 1) Receive and file the Commuter Rail Program Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action: BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Connecting transit service performance One of RCTC's roles is to facilitate interconnectivity between Metrolink and connecting transit services at Riverside County stations. This is essential to the ongoing viability of the system. Such services address the needs of transit dependent riders as well as help mitigate congestion and the necessity for expensive parking capacity at our stations. RCTC is working with the transit operators to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transit connections. In order to meet these requirements, RCTC has worked with Metrolink and local transit operators to offer connecting services to and from Riverside County Metrolink stations at no additional cost to the riders for those with valid Metrolink tickets. Within Riverside County,- services include free transfers to routes operated by RTA, RTA's Commuter Link service and Corona Cruiser. For the month of February there were a total of 7,125 combined trip connections to and from Riverside County stations. The following graphs show total monthly Metrolink transfer Passenger Trips on each of the three services. Passenger Trips RTA Fixed Route OHO o" OrO Month Passenger Trips RTA Commuter Link .a° o`O OHO 01 Month 5,000 (n 4,000 H 3,000 f- 2,000 o 1,000 0 •Q H w 0 'OHO co 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 (§3 eve' 500 400 •� 300 o: 200 gt 100 New Riverside Downtown Station Lot easing parking congestion Since opening :February 20, the new East Side lot at: the Riverside Downtown station is proving to be a success. More than 100 of the newly added 321 parking spaces are occupied during weekdays. Now able to accommodate 1 136 vehicles, the station is better equipped to meet the ever increasing transit demands of Riverside and surrounding communities. 1E0C Weekend Service I First week of school a 32,000 24,000 t 16,000 8,000 0 �A Cumulative Passenger Trips IEOC Weekend Service Daily passenger trips on the new year-round 1E0C Metrolink Weekend Service have remained consistent through February. To date, the IEOC Weekend Service has provided 35,221 passenger trips since commencing July 15 of 2006. This constitutes 16,289 additional trips resulting from year-round service compared to 2005's 18,932 Summerlink seasonal trips. Growth of the service reflects ongoing marketing efforts coordinated among RCTC, OCTA and SANBAG.. Riverside Line 5,400 5,000 a 4,600 4,200 0 3,800 t 3,400 3,000 2,600 Passenger Trips Riverside Line UP Track Work 0 00 Qb o� o� ono o�O o`O Co1 401 ��,o, ��� PQS 4,0 ,J� ,J� � ��q oC� �64 o ff, ,�� 4'6,' Month 11 Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's Riverside Line for the month of February . averaged 4,826, an increase of 740, 18% more than the month of January. Compared to one year prior, the Line averaged an overall daily increase. of 1,715 passenger trips, nearly 55% more than a year ago, February 2006. 100 95 90 85 80 75 70 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Riverside Line OsO $SRO OHO ,0�4 PJg se9 pc) Month February on -time performance- averaged 88% inbound (-3% from January) and 80% outbound (-4%o from January). There were 38 delays greater than 5 minutes during the month of February. The following are primary causes: �.s •s �xpCftrr '�ti..� �w�. e��.���•�� .. s � ti.• ,; �•, t?, ; '• r�-� :, of>Defays� d a a.u� ^ ,r..-.�r�e �,.>:{�;�,�:�9,GOfIotal,_ .;,_ Signals/Track/MOW 17 45% Dispatching 18 47.% Mechanical 2 5% . Operations 1 3% . TOTAL ' ' ate4=38'=� F. .Wfig 1'0'0°% N.' Inland Empire -Orange ; County Line Passenger Trips Inland Empire Orange County Line 5,000 4,800. a ' 4,600 •r ' 4,400 - 4,200. 4,000 3,800 3,600 otO .d° ,ono ADO Quo o`O A° o Month 12 • Daily passengertrips on Metrolink's Inland Empire -Orange County (IEOC) Line for. the month of February averaged 4,707, an increase of 6 trips, no significant change from themonth of January. The Line has increased by 132 daily trips or 3% from a year ago February 2006. a a a a. 100 95 90 85 80 75 On Time Performance (95% Goal) Inland Empire Orange. County Line 70 00 00 00 00 0o Ao o`O oo Month o`O pCs `O , February on -time performance averaged 94% southbound.(+4%o from January) and 95% northbound (no change from January). There were 26 delays greater than five minutes during the month of February. The following are primary causes: 91 Line • H a. 0 -AM_�r. /�_k=t:..�.,e... .C;�:�;:s•�, rsc 3`:,+:y,:- : "�{YaL1.S,.@' .'�,t r�R '��.�,'[?: �7 �Itti�*- vtl- �:.��. :-ai•._�- .I',�;y�11tli ' '6lay....141 9�+.' *. .,fp,.�-�Ivi. ';t..�w':'-��ti?'�� r^; F.'�.`�., ;�7V,<,,.���.Q. �.,'f.c�F..�"' t Signals/Track/MOW 6 23% Dispatching 10 38% Mechanical 4 16% Operations 6 23% TOTAL yyL.:- r h 'i`t:�5'q 7$"4Y"7�'Hl�t�'0 t ' i.'• t{y �...�6-'��t�-�::�.e��.t�;;�10'09�'�:�r�.",.�.�.�� 2,800 2,600 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800 1,600 1,400 Passenger Trips 91 Line ,ono Aro 0o Ao ,do o�O o� Ao . A� �1 ,01 Pic ��� ��� ��� QJo, �°Q O°�:°4 Q°v ,so� 13 Month Daily passenger trips on Metrolink's 91 Line for the month of February averaged 2,298., a decrease of 49 trips, 2% less than the month of January. The Line has decreased by 185 daily trips or 7% from a year ago February 2006. On Time Performance (95% Goal) 91 Line 100 m 95 90 m 85 •. 80 a 75 70 OrO: 0t• pro oro OHO p0 O° ��o . OHO 4° `e/Y Pit' �a�' J�' ‘V V-‘>oj coeQ' 0° ‘4°NI J O�c Month February on -time performance averaged 94% inbound (-3% from January) and. 100% outbound (no change from January). There were 5 delays greater than five rninutes during the month of February. 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