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06-26-2002 LAS CRUCES AREA TRANSIT (RoadRUNNER) TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES A meeting of the Transit Advisory Board (TAB) was held on June 26, 2002 at Conference Room 214, City Office Center, 575 South Alameda, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Members Present: Charles Harvey, Chairman; Mike Baumann, and Chris Ray Members Absent: Jonah Garcia, Vice-Chairperson and Mike Elrod, Catherine Peterson, and Jesus Frietze. Others Present: Lou Roman, Public Services Director; Mike Bartholomew, Transit Administrator; Dale Kemp, Transit Analyst; Mary Ann Flenniken, Secretary; David Carpenter, MPO/Planning Department; Lisa Fuselier CALL TO ORDER Mr. Harvey called the meeting to order. No roll call was taken, due to the fact that a quorum was not present. It was decided to have an "information only" meeting. UPDATES Invitations were passed out announcing Dale Kemp's retirement party. This will be held on Friday June 28th at the Transit Office. D. Kemp explained the steps for applying for the Federal Transit funding. Public Comment was welcomed for the City of Las Cruces, Transit Section, Federal Transit Administration, fiscal year 2002-2003. He explained that the budget includes activities that are Federal Transit Administration approved apportionment funded. Mr. Kemp broke down the yearly fiscal activity. He explained that the activities were developed through the Transit Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. All activities are included in the approved State Transportation Improvement Plan. Public participation was involved during the development of the activities. Public comment is invited prior to submitting the application for the funding. This is the final process before the grant is submitted. There were questions regarding the funding that were asked by the Board and were explained by D. Kemp, L. Roman and D. Carpenter. Having no public comment, D. Kemp thanked Lisa Fuselier and D. Carpenter for their help with this process and their input in this presentation. M. Bartholomew stated this will be D. Kemp's last Board of Directors meeting and thanked him for all the help he gave him during his transition. M. Bartholomew introduced Mary Ann Flenniken as the new Administration Secretary. A presentation was made to the Board regarding the proposed new route realignment. Mr. Bartholomew explained all the changes to the routes. The major changes that are being proposed are changes to Route #8 and Route #9. A proposal to extend Route #8 with service to Mesilla is being discussed with the Mayor of Mesilla. There was much discussion regarding changes to Route #9. Over 90% of the calls that M. Bartholomew has personally taken have been request for service to Roadrunner Parkway. Ridership on this route was questioned and who was using this route. At present there is no service and with the tremendous growth in this area, more service is being requested. Another proposed change to this Route is stopping at the south side of Highway 70 on the outbound and the north side of Highway 70 on the inbound. After the construction is complete, the busses will be using the frontage roads only. There are also changes on Triviz. The few changes to the other routes were also discussed. This entire proposal is being done without any added expense. The Board had stated that this proposal was excellent, however they are requesting a report of the current number of riders. Lisa Fuselier updated the Board on the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Transport Plan. A draft copy will be provided for the Board's review at the next meeting. The Board requested that Jesus (Chuy) Garibay, Fleet Manager, attend the next meeting to be held on July 18, 2002. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. P epared by: Approved by: c Mary Ann nniken, ecretary Charles Harvey, Chairman/ Date: Transit Advisory Board-Minutes of 1/24/2002 2