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11-18-2004 LAS CRUCES AREA TRANSIT (RoadRUNNER) TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) meeting was held on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 N. Church St. , Las Cruces, New Mexico. Members Present: C. Harvey, Chairman; C. Wilson, Jr., V. Chair, M. Baumann, M. Elrod, Members Absent: M. Acosta, J. Garcia, S. Lopez Others Present: Mike Bartholomew, Transit Administrator; Mary Ann Flenniken, Recording Secretary; Nellie Garcia, Operations Supervisor; Earl Torres, Operations Supervisor; Councillor Wesley Strain; Tom Murphy, MPO Planner; Mike Johnson, Public Services Director; General Public I. Call to Order C. Harvey called the Las Cruces Area Transit Advisory Board meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. II. Review and Approval of Minutes M. Elrod moved to approve the minutes of October 19, 2004. Seconded by C. Wilson, Jr. Motion carried. III. Action Items a. M. Bartholomew reviewed the history behind the decision of the Transit Advisory Board's decision to change Route # 3. Transit received a petition from the residents of the Telshor Apartments to reinstate service for safety sake to their side of the street, which is north bound. After much discussion C. Wilson Jr. motioned to accept for a short term the service to Telshor Apartments and the Route # 3 change that staff recommended. Seconded by C. Wilson, Jr. Motion carried. M. Baumann moved to send a letter to Council to ask Mountain View Hospital to provide service to transport the people from their hospital to the Mesilla Valley Mall. Seconded by C. Wilson, Jr. M. Elrod opposed. Motion carried. b. M. Bartholomew asked that the Board recommend a "Bag Limit" for both the RoadRUNNER and the Dial-A-Ride service. After much discussion from the general public, M. Bauman moved to adopt the recommendations of the staff with the following admendments. To # 6 to clarify the curb to curb; # 1 to four (4) plastic bags; # 4 to maximize to four (4) paper and up to eight (8) standard plastic bags. This was seconded by M. Elrod. Motion carried. IV. Items for Discussion At this point there was no quorum, no action will be taken and this is for information only. Las Cruces Area Transit Advisory Board Meeting Minutes of October 21, 2004 Page 2 a. Earl Torres reviewed the status of the bus shelters. At this point 6 pads are poured for the older shelters and 5 are up. There is ten (10) are left to be installed. We are obtaining the Right-of-Way. b. M. Bartholomew reviewed the ridership for October C. Transit is still waiting for the New Mexico Dept of Transportation and the JARC Agreement. d. There were 5 companies at the pre bid meeting for the Route Analysis & Intermodal Study RFP. It will close at the end of November. e. It was decided to have the next meeting January 20, 2005. V. Public Comment There was no other public comment. VI. Board Comment No Board comment VII. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. P R s ectfully s bmitte v d by: L ! � /Kia/ry�A�nn leri ken, cretary Char es Harve , hair Date: City of LCruces LAS CRUCES AREA TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA A meeting of the Transit Advisory Board (TAB) will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 3:00 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 N. Church St., Las Cruces, NM. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Minutes of October 21, 2004 III. Action Items A. Recap of route options to serve Mt View Hospital. Requesting a recommendation to continue with the current service on Route 3 or reconsider previous Recommendations. B. Requesting a recommendation for a "bag limit" for all RoadRUNNER transit services. IV. Items for Discussion and Updates A. Status of Bus Shelters B. October Ridership and Year-to-Date Ridership Updates C. JARC Status — Interlocal Funding Agreement with the State D. Route Analysis and Intermodal Study RFP Update E. December Meeting Discussion V. Public Comment VI. Board Comment If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this meeting, please contact us 48 hours before the meeting at 541-2500/Voice or 541- 2541/TTY. Action Item for 11/18/04 Transit Advisory Board Meeting Discussion and recommendation for instituting a "bag limit" on RoadRUNNER public transit services. Staff recommend the following bag limits for all RoadRUNNER Transit users (would apply to both fixed route and Dial-a-Ride). 1. Transit customers will be limited to 3 paper grocery bags or two plastic grocery bags substituted for every paper bag (up to 6 plastic grocery bags). 2. Single pre-bagged items that are designed to be carried separately will be the equivalent of one paper grocery bag. (Examples of such pre-bagged items include bulk items such as food, pet food, and lawn care items.) J. H daypack, iii iCit; SC, iii paci<age i iii iCiryCl li idi i a gl W%,Ci y Sii%.K vviii U U iC equivalent of one paper grocery sack. 4. Single portable containers such as packages exceeding the size of a paper grocery bag, suitcases, duffel bags, and hiking backpacks and pet carriers will be the equivalent of two paper grocery bags. 5. A single standard purse or handbag is not considered a "bag" under this policy. 6. Passengers or their aides are responsible for handling their own carry-on items. Drivers are not required to carry passenger baggage. If passengers are unable to carry these items, it is recommended that the passenger travel with an aide. 7. No carry on item can create a health or safety risk for other riders. 8. Carry on items cannot be placed in the aisles of the vehicles. 9. No carry on item can take up seating space if needed by another passenger for seating. 10.No carry on item can interfere with the safe operation of a transit vehicle. Action requested: a recommendation to institute a fair "bag limit" policy that will apply equally to all RoadRUNNER services.