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07/15/1986 TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JULY 15, 1986 The scheduled meeting of the Transit Advisory Board of the City of Las Cruces was held on Tuesday, July 15, 1986 , 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. MEMBERS PRESENT Gerald Scott, Chairman Scott Crews, Vice Chairman Ruth S. Jones, Secretary Hugo Stefani MEt4BERS ABSENT Salomon Perez Jacob Ribald Joseph C. De Baca OTIHERS PRESENT Ray Peterson, Transit Director Dale Kemp, Transit Assistant Barbara Pardo, Marketing Coordinator Mary C. Altamirano, Clerk/Typist A quorum was present The meeting was called to order by Gerald Scott, Chairman of the Board, who stated that this meeting would be conducted according to Robert' s Rules of order . MINUTES OF THE JUNE 1 , 1986 MEETING were approved as written. DISCUSSION ITEMS ROUTE STRUCTURE PERFORMANCE Transit Director gave information about the overall weekly ridership of 3,000 to 4,000 rides. Route 2 carries 1/4 of total ridership; routes 1 and 3 carry the other 3/4. Route 2 is not performing well, due to original route structure. There will be some flyers done and more marketing in that area. A general breakdown of ridership catagories was presented to board members. Various transit terminology and efficiency measures were discussed because of the new transit plan. A graph of daily ridership was displayed showing the difference between May and June ridership. May ridership had very noticeable fluctuations, whereas June ridership started to develop a pattern. Cf1ARTER POLICY Road RUNNER Transit has a charter policy that conforms with federal regulations. Charter policy regulations were explained. Discussion followed. HOLIDAY POLICY Road RUNNER Transit will observe the following dates as holidays with no service: New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, and some of the other working holidays will run on abbreviated schedules. UPDATE ON HANDICAPPED SERVICE Wheelchair lifts such as those used by Seattle, require very high maintenance costs. Transit Director explained start up procedures for the new service. OTHER BUSINESS PSI was awarded the cleaning contract. Requests for proposals went out for the marketing program. Three proposals have been received so far . Award date is August 1, 1986. The Transit Advisory Board will meet the last Tuesday of the month. The meeting will be held at 7 00 p.m. at City Hall. Items_ for discussion need to be in the office Wednesday before the meeting. For information call the office at 525-2500. Operting Contracts for the County and NMSU need to be reworked. Also, hours of operation for the Aggie Shuttle will be discussed. Scott Crews discussed the possibility of conflict of interest. Mr. Crews was informed that he can bid on any Road RUNNER contract. Mr Crews can not use inside information to his advantage when bidding on contracts. Should Mr. Crews be awarded a contract he will need to resign his position on the board. Transit Director is investigating using Exxon Overcharge monies for marketing campaign. The next meeting will be July 29, at 7:00 p:m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 p.m.