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Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
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Governor's Transportation Summit - Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees

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Claire Averett provided the following presentation at the Governor's Transportation Summit on November 5, 2013.

Claire Averett provided the following presentation at the Governor's Transportation Summit on November 5, 2013.

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  • 1. Reliable Mass Transportation Importance to Employers and Employees
  • 2. Facts About UTA Riders • 42 million yearly boardings • Ridership expected to grow • UTA riders save 29,000 trips in I-15 corridor each day • Equivalent of nearly 2 freeway lanes and related emissions • 75% of UTA riders have access to a vehicle but choose transit (Former Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, Front lines 2015, October 3, 2013)
  • 3. Facts About Riders in General • Ridership is increasing ▫ From 1995 through 2012, public transportation ridership increased by 34% - a growth rate higher than the 17% increase in US population • Households that use public transportation can save more than $9,700/year • Households near public transit drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles and reduce gasoline usage by 223 gallons per year • 2009 – National average of those who use transit as primary means of travel = 5% (American Public Transportation Association, APTA)
  • 4. Trip Purpose Work 59.2% School 10.6% Social 6.8% Shopping 6.5% Medical 2.7% Personal 5.1% Other 5.7% (APTA, Profile of Public Transportation Passengers, 2007)
  • 5. Days Ridden per Week Seven 16.2% Six 12.7% Five 35.5% Four 8.1% Three 7.8% Two 6.6% One 5.1% Less 6.2% (APTA, Profile of Public Transportation Passengers, 2007)
  • 6. Local Companies Support Mass Transit • 130 Eco Pass company partners, excluding schools • 25,000 Eco Passes available through partner companies • Some companies give ECO Pass as a benefit • Some companies charge part or all of cost (Utah Transit Authority)
  • 7. Sampling of UTA/ECO Pass Partners • • • • • • • • • • • • Beneficial Life Insurance Company Bonneville International – KSL TV and Radio Deseret Book Deseret Digital Media Deseret Management Corporation Deseret News Fidelity Investments Envision Utah Jacobs Engineering Flying J Various Ken Garff Dealerships Kirton and McConkie (Utah Transit Authority)
  • 8. Sampling Con’t • • • • • • • • • LDS Church Salt Lake City Sandy City Rocky Mountain Power SkyWest USTAR Wells Fargo Various Utah State departments Various Federal Government department (Utah Transit Authority)
  • 9. Facts About Deseret Management Corporation (DMC) • Companies ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Beneficial Life Insurance Company Bonneville International – KSL TV and Radio Deseret Book Deseret Digital Media Deseret Management Corporation Deseret News Temple Square Hospitality • Location – Between Main Street and 400 West, North Temple and 100 South
  • 10. Facts About DMC Companies’ Ridership • Ridership from a low of 17% to high of 100% • What makes the difference? ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Accessibility to transit from home Type of work – office workers Work schedules Whether or not the employee pays for the pass Whether or not a parking benefit is available • Most DMC companies offer an ECO Pass or parking, not both (Utah Transit Authority)
  • 11. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC • Ease of movement around downtown SLC between our companies • Free fare in downtown area • Reduced pressure on limited availability of parking • ECO Pass is an inexpensive benefit, highly valued by employees • Responsible thing to do
  • 12. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees • Pay raise of $2,500 - $10,000 per year due to savings on gasoline and car expenses.(The benefits of Public Transportation: An Overview, op.cit., p.7) City 1 New York 12 Denver 20 Las Vegas Monthly Savings $1,240 $864 $764 Annual Savings $14,879 $10,368 $9,162 *Based on gasoline prices as reported by AAA on 10/9/13 (APTA)
  • 13. Benefit of Mass Transit to DMC Employees • Great employee benefit -whether DMC pays or employee pays • If employee pays for ECO Pass, break even occurs after six round trips/month (Utah Business, Oct 7, 2013) • Employee can work while commuting • Employee can pay for pass through payroll deduction and is done pre-tax

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