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The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on proposed service changes effective Monday, January 6, 2014.

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Sept 17 26_2013_public_mtg_v3

  1. 1. January 2014 Service Changes Public Comment Meetings September 17 and 26, 2013
  2. 2. 2 Housekeeping items The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on proposed service changes effective Monday, January 6, 2014. 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 COTA’s service changes, remain at your seat and we will call upon 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.
  3. 3. 3 Timelines COTA modifies service three times per year.  First Monday of:  January  May  September  Public Information Meetings regarding final changes will be held in December, 2013.  January 2014 changes will begin on Monday, January 6.
  4. 4. 4 Proposed January 2014 service changes Local lines
  5. 5. 5 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #2 N. High/E. Main (Sunday)  Travel times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance.
  6. 6. 6 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #3 W. Mound (All Days)  Service may be extended further south on Georgesville Rd., south of I-270.  Circulation through Wal- Mart on Georgesville Rd. may be modified.  Final alignment has yet to be determined.
  7. 7. 7 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #5 W. Fifth Ave. (Weekday)  Evening trip times to First Community Village may be adjusted to better serve staff shift times.  Travel times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance.  #5 W. Fifth Ave. (Saturday)  Travel times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance.  #7 Neil/Whittier (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project  #7 Neil/Whittier (Sunday)  Frequency may be improved from 45 to 30 minutes.  #9 Leonard/Brentnell (Weekday)  Frequency may be improved.
  8. 8. 8 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #18 Kenny (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project  #18 Kenny (Weekday)  Frequency may be improved from 30 minutes to 20 minutes during peak hours.
  9. 9. 9 Proposed January 2014 service changes Express lines (Note: Weekday-only modifications)
  10. 10. 10 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #39 New Albany (Weekday)  Travel times on the 7:00 a.m. trip may be modified to improve on- time performance.  #40 New Albany Business Park (Weekday)  An additional a.m. and p.m. trip may be added due to overcrowding.  #47 Brice (Weekday)  P.M. trip times may be modified to better accommodate work start and end times.  #58 Dublin (Weekday)  Travel times may be adjusted to improve on-time performance.
  11. 11. 11 Proposed January 2014 service changes Crosstown lines
  12. 12. 12 Proposed January 2014 service changes  #95 Morse/Henderson (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project
  13. 13. 13 Proposed January 2014 service changes Questions?
  14. 14. 14 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.
  15. 15.  The following lines are being analyzed for January 2014:  #7 Neil/Whittier (Local)  #18 Kenny (Local)  #95 Morse/Henderson (Crosstown)  All service will be discontinued from stops that are removed as a part of this project.  Bus lines that share stops with the above lines may also be affected by bus stop changes as part of this project. 15 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project
  16. 16.  The public comment period about these changes will last from October 7 – November 1, 2013.  Maps of all proposed changes, and a list of all affected stops will be available for review by request and online at http://www.cota.com/BusStopServiceImprovem ent.aspx  Commuter Bulletins about proposed changes will be posted in early October. 16 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Example Commuter Bulletin posted at bus stop.
  17. 17. 17 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Questions?
  18. 18. 18 COTA update  Ticket/Pass vending machine  Lobby hours are no longer extended at the end and beginning of each month  COTA is again offering service to home OSU football games from Crosswoods Park & Ride and Ohio Expo Center  Website is being redesigned to be more friendly for mobile users  COTA’s South and North Terminals Downtown will be undergoing refurbishment to accommodate CNG buses  COTA is soliciting for a project management consultant to manage project development for the Cleveland Ave. BRT  COTA will begin a transit system review in October  Continued planning of proposed Downtown circulator for May 2014
  19. 19. 19 COTA update  New Albany Business Park  New Park and Ride proposed near SR 161 and Johnstown Rd.  3 morning and 3 afternoon trips from the Easton Transit Center to the Park and Ride beginning Sept. 2014  New Albany would provide a shuttle to move employees from the Park and Ride to the business park
  20. 20. 20 COTA update  New Albany Business Park  New Park and Ride proposed near SR 161 and Johnstown Rd.
  21. 21. 21 COTA update Questions?

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