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COTA Public Comment Meeting-Jan. 17

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Presentation detailing May 2019 service changes.
Presentation date-Jan. 17 and 24, 2019

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COTA Public Comment Meeting-Jan. 17

  1. 1. MAY 2019 PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES Public Comment Meetings January 17 & 24, 2019
  2. 2. 2 MEETING PURPOSE Thank you for joining us and participating in this community discussion. The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on proposed service changes that will take effect on Monday, May 6, 2019. No final decisions have been made.
  3. 3. 3 MEETING FORMAT Be considerate of meeting attendees and COTA staff. Please silence cell phones and other technology. Participants are encouraged to complete comment cards. Please print clearly. Following the presentation, staff will be available at each table to take your comments or feedback.
  4. 4. 4 SERVICE CHANGE SCHEDULE COTA modifies service three times per year – the first Monday of: • January • May • September May 2019 changes will begin on: Monday, May 6, 2019
  5. 5. TRAVEL TIMES May 2019 Proposed Service Changes
  6. 6. 6 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS Goal: Improve on-time service by adjusting the scheduled stop departure and arrival times Tentative: Lines may be added or removed as on-time performance information becomes available. Frequent Lines • 1 Kenny/Livingston (Saturday) • 2 E. Main/N. High (Sunday) • 5 W. 5th Ave./Refugee (Weekday) • 8 Karl/S. High/Parsons (Saturday) • CMAX (All Days)
  7. 7. 7 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS Goal: Improve on-time service by adjusting the scheduled stop departure and arrival times Tentative: Lines may be added or removed as on-time performance information becomes available. Standard Lines • 2L N. High/Polaris Pkwy (Weekday, Saturday) • 6 Cleveland/Sullivant (Weekday, Saturday) • 9 W. Mound/Brentnell (Sunday) • 22 OSU-Rickenbacker (All Days) • Route change near Grandview Yard • 24 Hamilton Road (Weekday) • Groveport deviation removed • 25 Brice (All Days)
  8. 8. 8 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS Goal: Improve on-time service by adjusting the scheduled stop departure and arrival times Tentative: Lines may be added or removed as on-time performance information becomes available. Standard Lines continued • 31 Hudson (All Days) • 32 North Broadway (Sunday) • Night Owl (Saturday)
  9. 9. 9 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS Goal: Improve on-time service by adjusting the scheduled stop departure and arrival times Rush Hour (Weekdays) • 51 Reynoldsburg • 61 Grove City • 72 Tuttle • Reverse commute trips Tentative: Lines may be added or removed as on-time performance information becomes available.
  10. 10. SEASONAL SERVICE May 2019 Proposed Service Changes
  11. 11. 11 ZOO BUS 2019 Goal: Provide direct and convenient bus service between Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and Downtown Columbus for families, other visitors, and workers. Saturday, May 11: Weekend-only service begins Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day): first weekday of service operates on Holiday/Sunday schedule Tuesday, May 28 through Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day): Operates 7 days a week Operates Holiday/Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, July 4th, & Labor Day
  12. 12. ROUTE CHANGES May 2019 Proposed Service Changes
  13. 13. 13 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE (END OF LINE): CMAX & LINE 7 Goal: Change end of line for Line 7 and CMAX as result of new Mound Street streetscape. Proposed downtown routing: Regular route to eastbound on E. Main Street • Turn Right on S. 5th Street (instead of Grant Avenue) • Turn Right on E. Mound Street • End of Line/Layover: E. Mound at S. 4th Street (across the street from Columbus Downtown High School)
  14. 14. 14 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE (END OF LINE): CMAX & LINE 7
  15. 15. 15 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE (END OF LINE): CMAX & LINE 7 Bus Stop Changes • CMAX will no longer serve: • Stop 7400: E. Mound & S. 5th Street • Line 7 will no longer serve: • Stop 1347: E. Main & S. 5th Street • Stop 7540: S. Grant & E. Mound Street • Stop 7400: E. Mound & S. 5th Street • New CMAX & Line 7 End of Line Stop: • Stop 5138: New Stop on E. Mound at S. 4th Street (Across the street from Columbus Downtown High School)
  16. 16. 16 NEW END OF LINE (SHORT-TERM OPTION): LINE 22 Goal: Maintain service to southeast Grandview Heights when COTA loses access to Grandview Yard end of line stop. Proposed Route: • South on Bobcat Avenue • Right on W. 1st Avenue • Left on Northwest Boulevard • End of Line at new stop on Northwest at 1st Avenue • Continue on Northwest Boulevard, then left on Williams Avenue • Left on Bobcat Avenue, continue north to existing route
  17. 17. 17 NEW END OF LINE (LONG-TERM OPTION): LINE 22 Goal: Maintain service to southeast Grandview Heights when COTA loses access to Grandview Yard end of line stop. Proposed Line 22 Route: • South on Bobcat Avenue • Left on Williams Avenue • Right on Rail St. to proposed End of Line • Continue south on Rail Street • Right on Goodale Boulevard • Right on Bobcat Street and continue north over existing route
  18. 18. 18 NEW END OF LINE (SHORT-TERM OPTION): LINE 31 Goal: Maintain service to southeast Grandview Heights when COTA loses access to Grandview Yard end of line stop. Proposed Line 31 Route: • Right on Northwest Boulevard • End of Line at new stop on Northwest Boulevard at 1st Avenue • Continue south on Northwest Boulevard • Left on Williams Avenue • Left on Bobcat Avenue • Left on W. 1st Avenue and continue over existing route
  19. 19. 19 NEW END OF LINE (LONG-TERM OPTION): LINE 31 Goal: Maintain service to southeast Grandview area when COTA loses access to Grandview Yard layover end of line stop. Proposed Line 31 Route: • South on Northwest Boulevard • Left on Williams Avenue • Right on Rail Street and continue to proposed End of Line • Continue south on Rail Street • Right on Goodale Boulevard • Right on Northwest Boulevard • Left on W. 1st Avenue and continue over existing route
  20. 20. 20 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE: LINE 24 Goal: Improve travel time by removing low ridership deviation on Line 24. Proposed Line 24 Route: • Continue south on Hamilton Road onto S.R. 317 • Right on Groveport Road over regular route
  21. 21. 21 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE: LINE 35 DUBLIN-GRANVILLE Goal: Extend service to homes and businesses near the intersection of Dublin-Granville Road & Westerville Road. Proposed Southbound Route • Continue east on Great Woods Blvd. • Right on Ponderosa Drive • Left on Dublin-Granville Road • Left on Old Dublin-Granville Road • Right on Westerville Road and continue on existing route Proposed Northbound Route • Continue north on Westerville Road • Left on Old Dublin-Granville Road • Right on Dublin-Granville Road • Right on Ponderosa Drive • Continue on existing route
  22. 22. 22 PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGE: LINE 35 DUBLIN-GRANVILLE
  23. 23. TRIP CHANGES May 2019 Proposed Service Changes
  24. 24. 24 PROPOSED TRIP CONSOLIDATIONS: LINE 43 WESTERVILLE Goal: Combine early A.M. & P.M. trips due to low ridership
  25. 25. 25 PROPOSED ADDITIONAL TRIPS: LINE 52 CANAL WINCHESTER Goal: Add A.M. & P.M. trips to better meet ridership needs Proposed New A.M. Trip Proposed New P.M. Trip
  26. 26. CONSTRUCTION-RELATED May 2019 Proposed Service Changes
  27. 27. 27 MOUND & HIGH AREA CONSTRUCTION DETOURS Goal: Maintain service during construction expected until end of September. COTA Lines Impacted: Lines 2, 51, CMAX Bus Stops Closed: • Stop 1797: E. Mound Street and S. High Street Westbound
  28. 28. 28 N. HIGH & 5TH AVENUE CONSTRUCTION DETOUR Goal: Maintain Line 5 service during construction at intersection of N. High Street & 5th Avenue. Northbound left turns are prohibited during construction. Bus Stops Temporarily Closed: • Stop 1183: N. High Street & E. 4th Street W. 5th Avenue & N. High Street Stop 4894 • Stop 1518: W. 5th Avenue & Dennison Avenue • Stop 1519: W. 5th Avenue & Highland Street • Stop 1520: W. 5th Avenue & Neil Avenue (near side of Neil) Temporary Bus Stops Available: • W. 5th Avenue & Neil Avenue (far side of Neil)
  29. 29. 29 N. HIGH & 5TH AVENUE AREA CONSTRUCTION DETOUR Northbound Line 5 Detour: • North on N. High Street • Left on W. 3rd Avenue into Dennison Avenue • Right on W. 3rd Avenue • Right on Neil Avenue • Left on W. 5th Avenue and continue on regular route Southbound Line 5 will maintain its regular route
  30. 30. 30 SHORT NORTH STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION Goal: Maintain service during construction on N. High Street from I-670 to 9th Avenue through 2020 • Expect delays and temporary stop closures • For more information on the project: columbus.gov/highstreet Lines affected: • CBUS • Line 1 Kenny/Livingston • Line 2 E. Main/N. High • Line 2L N. High/Polaris Pkwy • Line 5 W. 5th Ave./Refugee • Night Owl
  31. 31. 31 SHORT NORTH STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION Project Status, as of Fall 2018
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