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07-18-2002 LAS CRUCES AREA TRANSIT (RoadRUNNER) TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES A meeting of the Transit Advisory Board (TAB) was held on July 18, 2002 at Conference Room "A", City Hall, 200 N Church St., Las Cruces, New Mexico Members Present: Charles Harvey, Chairman, Mike Baumann, Jesus Frietz, Jonah Garcia, Chris Ray Members Absent: Mike Elrod, and Catherine Peterson Others Present: Mike Bartholomew, Transit Administrator; Mary Ann Flenniken, Admin Secretary; Lisa Fuselier, MPO Planner; Earl Torres, Internal Operations Supervisor; Lou Roman, Public Services Director CALL TO ORDER Mr Harvey called the meeting to order at 3 05 p m Roll call was taken A quorum was present for the meeting MINUTES A motion was made by M Baumann to approve the minutes as presented for both the March 21, 2002 and the June 26,2002 meetings Seconded by C Ray Motion carried UPDATES Jesus "Chuy" Garibay, Fleet Manager, was unable to attend the meeting as requested by the Board due to an unexpected emergency in his Department. Questions were asked of M Bartholomew regarding the status and repairs of the busses. He also explained that some of the buses were purchased in 1986 are still being used and due to the age much maintenance is needed Lisa Fuselier, MPO, presented for approval the JARC Transportation Plan After some questions and answers, M Baumann moved to accept the draft. Seconded by C Harvey Motion carried M Bartholomew explained that the next step is to go to the public for comment, which has been scheduled for August 14, 2002 at 6 00 p m at the Munson Center A presentation was made regarding the proposed new route realignments Mr Bartholomew explained the major change is being proposed is to Route #9 There is no service on Road Runner Parkway and due to the growth in this area the public is now requesting service Discussion was also held regarding extending service to the new hospital and surrounding buildings M Bartholomew was asked to contact the CEO of Mountain View Hospital to discuss the possibility of coordinating transportation in the hospital campus The few changes to the other routes were also discussed C Harvey moved to pre-approve this plan and to also investigate the routes around the hospital complex. Seconded by M Baumann Motion carried Questions regarding the breakdown of the rider ship count and the possibility having extra counters on Route # 1 and Route # 2 The next step to this process is to schedule a public meeting for comments After that, there will be a special Transit Board Meeting on August 22, 2002 to discuss the public comments and to ask for the Boards final approval ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 4.25 p m Preparby Approved by- Mar/Ann y•Ma Ann Fle iken, Secretary Charles Harvey, Chairman Date a C2 cZ7— Transit Advisory Board-Minutes of 1/24/2002 2