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May Service Changes Public

  1. 1. May 2013 Service ChangesPublic Comment Meetings Jan. 24 and 29, 2013 Feb. 5, 2013
  2. 2. Housekeeping items   The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on proposed service changes effective Monday, May 6, 2013. Silence all cell phones. Be considerate of meeting attendees and COTA staff. When it is your turn to make a comment or ask a question about you. Comments and questions are limited to two minutes per person. Participants are encouraged to complete comment cards. Ask one question at a time so the appropriate COTA staff member may address your comment. 2
  3. 3. Public Comment Meeting Schedule   Public Comment Meetings on proposed service changes effectiveMonday, May 6, 2013 will be held on the following dates:Thursday, January 24, 2013William J. Lhota Building33 North High Street12:00 p.m.Tuesday, January 29, 2013William J. Lhota Building33 North High Street6:00 p.m.Tuesday, February 5, 2013Linden Transit Center1390 Cleveland Avenue6:00 p.m. 3
  4. 4. Timelines  COTA modifies service three times per year. First Monday of: January May September May 2013 changes will begin on Monday, May 6 4
  5. 5. May 2013 proposed service changes   Local lines 5
  6. 6. May 2013 proposed service changes   #1 Cleveland (Weekday) In response to customer requests, select trips to Downtown in the early morning may begin at the Westerville Park and Ride instead of Northern Lights. The southbound trip arriving at Cleveland Avenue and 5th Avenue at 6:11 a.m. may be adjusted to better facilitate transfers to the eastbound #96 5th Ave. #1 Livingston (Weekday) In response to customer requests, select trips to Downtown before 7:10 a.m. may begin at the Reynoldsburg Park and Ride instead of Shady Lane Road and E. Main Street. 6
  7. 7. May 2013 proposed service changes   #1 Livingston (Sunday) Trip-times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance. Trips currently ending at Shady Lane Road and E. Main Street may be extended to the Reynoldsburg Park and Ride. #2 E. Main (All Days) Bus Stop Service Improvement Project #2 N. High (All Days) Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 7
  8. 8. May 2013 proposed service changes   #4 Indianola (Saturday) Service frequency may be improved to approximately 35 to 40 minutes from 50 to 55 minutes. #4 Indianola (Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. #4 Parsons (Saturday) Service frequency may be improved to approximately 35 to 40 minutes from 50 to 55 minutes. #4 Parsons (Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. 8
  9. 9. May 2013 proposed service changes   #5 W. Fifth Avenue (Weekday) Service frequency may be improved. #5 W. Fifth Avenue (Saturday) Service frequency may be improved to 40 minutes from 60 minutes. 9
  10. 10. May 2013 proposed service changes   #5 W. Fifth Avenue (Saturday) Service may be realigned through Downtown to follow the same alignment as weekday service. Service would be discontinued on Long Street, 3rd Street, and State Street. Instead, service would travel south on High Street, east on Main Street, south on 5th Street, west on Mound Street and north on High Street. (see map) 10
  11. 11. May 2013 proposed service changes   #6 Sullivant (All Days) In February, service will be removed from the Westland Mall location. Instead, service will travel north on Georgesville Road, west on Lincoln Park Court, the bus will layover on Lincoln Park Court then travel south on Nationwide Boulevard, east on Industrial Mile Road, south on Georgesville Road and east on Sullivant Avenue continuing the normal alignment. 11
  12. 12. May 2013 proposed service changes   #6 Sullivant (All Days) In May, service may be deviated onto the Hollywood Casino property. Instead of traveling west on Lincoln Park Court, as above, service will travel north on Georgesville Road, and east into the Hollywood Casino. (see map) 12
  13. 13. May 2013 proposed service changes   #6 Sullivant (Weekday and Saturday) Service frequency during peak hours may be improved. #6 Mt. Vernon (All Days) Due to changes on the #6 Sullivant, trip times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance or service frequency may be improved. #7 Neil (Saturday and Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. #7 Whittier (Saturday and Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. 13
  14. 14. May 2013 proposed service changes   #8 Hamilton Ave. (Weekday) Due to the elimination of a travel lane on Karl Road between Oakland Park and Morse Road, travel times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance. The last two northbound trips may be extended to end at Boardwalk Street and Shapter Avenue instead of Red Robin Road and Tamarack Boulevard. The last two southbound trips traveling from Red Robin Road and Tamarack Boulevard and ending at Maize Road and Blenheim Road, and Karl Road and Oakland Park Avenue may be discontinued. #9 Leonard/Brentnell (Saturday and Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. 14
  15. 15. May 2013 proposed service changes   #9 Leonard/Brentnell (Saturday) Service frequency may be improved to approximately 35 minutes from 50 minutes all day. #11 Oak-Bryden (Saturday and Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. #11 St. Clair (Saturday and Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. #16 E. Long (All Days) Bus stops or alignment around OSU Hospital East may be modified to better facilitate transfers with the #81 Hudson/Ohio. 15
  16. 16. May 2013 proposed service changes   #16 E. Long (Saturday) Travel times may be adjusted on the trip scheduled to arrive downtown to meet the 11:00 p.m. line-up, in order to improve on- time performance. #16 E. Long (Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. #18 Kenny (Sunday) Service frequency may be improved. 16
  17. 17. May 2013 proposed service changes   #21 Night Owl (Friday and Saturday) Number may be changed to #221. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project #98 Columbus Zoo (Weekday) Begin seasonal weekday zoo service on Monday, June 3, 2013. #98 Columbus Zoo (Saturday) Begin Saturday seasonal zoo service on May 11, 2013. #98 Columbus Zoo (Sunday) Begin Sunday seasonal zoo service on May 12, 2013. 17
  18. 18. May 2013 proposed service changes   Express lines (Note: Weekday-only modifications) 18
  19. 19. May 2013 proposed service changes   #30 Smoky Row (Weekday) Travel times may be adjusted on the first a.m. trip to arrive downtown in order to improve on-time performance. #31 Worthington (Weekday) Bus Stop Service Improvement Project #32 Crosswoods (Weekday) Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 19
  20. 20. May 2013 proposed service changes   #39 New Albany (Weekday) Service may be realigned to use Dublin-Granville Road in both directions between New Albany and Hamilton Road. (see map) 20
  21. 21. May 2013 proposed service changes   #67 E. Hilliard (Weekday) Service may be realigned to serve Nationwide Boulevard between Front Street and either Hocking Street or Neil Avenue. Service would be discontinued on Front Street, Marconi Boulevard, Spring Street east of Hocking Street or Neil Avenue and Long Street east of either Hocking Street or Neil Avenue. (see map) 21
  22. 22. May 2013 proposed service changes   LINK lines 22
  23. 23. May 2013 proposed service changes   #74 Linden (Weekday) Service may be discontinued, due to low ridership and duplication of service on lines #1 Cleveland and #8 Hamilton Ave. 23
  24. 24. May 2013 proposed service changes   Crosstown lines 24
  25. 25. May 2013 proposed service changes   #81 Hudson/Ohio (All Days) Bus stops or alignment around OSU Hospital East may be modified to better facilitate transfers with the #16 E Long. #89 Hamilton Road (Weekday) Service frequency may be improved to approximately 30 minutes from approximately 35 to 50 minutes all day. 25
  26. 26. May 2013 proposed service changes   Questions? 26
  27. 27. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Project Goals: Optimally space bus stops to balance the need for quick in-vehicle travel time with considerations of the distance that customers must walk to access bus stops Improve operational efficiency Reduce maintenance costs of underutilized bus stops Improve travel times, where possible 27
  28. 28. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project The following lines are being analyzed for May 2013: #2 E. Main/N. High (Local) #21 Night Owl (Local) #31 Worthington (Express) #32 Crosswoods (Express) All service will be removed from stops that are removed as a part of this project. Bus stop changes may also affect lines 4, 5, 8, 18, 47, 80, 84, 95, and 96. 28
  29. 29. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project The public comment period about these changes will last from January 21 February 8, 2013. Maps of all proposed changes, and a list of all affected stops are available for review at this meeting, and are available online at: http://www.cota.com/BusStopServiceImprovem ent.aspx Commuter Bulletins about the final decisions will be posted at all affected stops in late April 2013. Example Commuter Bulletin posted at bus stop. 29
  30. 30. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Questions? 30
  31. 31. COTA update   Ticket/Pass vending machine at 33 N. High St. Northeast Corridor Alternatives Analysis Project (NECAA) Submitted study to the Federal Transit Administration COTA will pursue funding for the next phase: Project Development Construction of new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station has begun at McKinley Operations facility. Columbus Downtown Action Plan The city has begun implementing and operating High Street curbside parking meters Both COTA and the city are monitoring mid-day bus operations around the meters So far, impacts on bus operations have been minimal Short-Range Transit Plan Update COTA Board adopts in May MORPC Open House 31
  32. 32. COTA update   Downtown Columbus Action Plan Implements High Street curbside parking in off-peak periods Eliminates Northbound Long/Spring bus stop Eliminates Southbound Long/Gay bus stop Relocates Rich/Main southbound mid-block bus stop to Main Street far side Shifts Southbound Spring/Long bus stop from mid-block to near side 32
  33. 33. COTA update   33
  34. 34. COTA update   Questions? 34

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