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09-19-2002 LAS CRUCES AREA TRANSIT (RoadRUNNER) TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES A special meeting of the Transit Advisory Board (TAB) was held on September 19, 2002 at Conference Room "A", City Hall, 200 N Church St., Las Cruces, New Mexico Members Present: Charles Harvey, Chairman, Jonah Garcia, Catherine Peterson, and Chris Ray Members Absent: Mike Baumann, Mike Elrod, and Jesus Frietz Others Present: M Bartholomew, Transit Administrator; Mary Ann Flenniken, Fox, Administrative Assistant; Jesus "Chuy" Garibay, Fleet Manager; K. Miyagishima, City Councilor; and Louis A. Roman, Public Services Director CALL TO ORDER Mr Harvey called the meeting to order at 3 00 p m Roll call was taken A quorum was present for the meeting MINUTES C Ray moved to approve the minutes of August 22, 2002 as presented Seconded by C Peterson Motion carried J Garibay reported on the vehicle fleet maintenance and answered question the Board presented He also reported on problems that occur due to the age of the buses. J Garibay and M Bartholomew will be attending the APTA Conference This will help in the bid process for updated information regarding new buses and the bus shelters. The City of Deming is interested with the buses that will be replaced Due to the volume of repairs, the bike racks are slowly being installed M Bartholomew reported on the grants and the amount of money that is available for the purchases of new vehicles The rider ship data for July and August for Dial-A-Ride and the Fixed Route were passed out and reviewed MPO is drawing the new routes and the drivers are helping with designating the new bus stops Along the new routes, there will be more timed checked points. M Bartholomew will be attending the Town of Mesilla meeting on October 14th to discuss service to that area The Southwestern Transportation Association meeting will be held in Albuquerque in February, Board members expressed an interest in attending this conference Mike will be looking at the budget to see if that is possible M Bartholomew asked the Board to come to the meeting with ideas as to what they would like to see happening in Transit. A few ideas were as followed More accurate rider ship count, and more Board involvement. Address the ADA issues with the Aggie Shuttle route Provide more publicity, especially for the Dial-A-Ride program Purchase more shelters and obtain sponsorships for the shelters Provide bus passes for longer time period Establish a plan for expansion to the southern part of the county And provide more public awareness regarding of the safety of riding transit. M Bartholomew appreciated and welcomed the comments and concerns from the Board If they had anything to add to this please contact him ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 4 05 p m Pre ared by: Approved by- C-hfg47,* 4 NUJ/fit Mary Ar nniken, ecretary Charles Harvey, Chairman Date t /W02 2