September Service Changes Presentation

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September Service Changes Presentation

  1. 1. September 2013 Service Changes Public Information Meetings August 6 and 15, 2013
  2. 2. 2 Housekeeping items The purpose of this meeting is to explain service changes effective Monday, September 2, 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 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  September 2013 changes will begin on Monday, September 2. Please note that September 2 is Labor Day and Holiday (Sunday) schedules will be in effect.
  4. 4. 4 September 2013 service changes Rich Street and Town Street Realignment
  5. 5. 5 September 2013 service changes  #3 W. Mound/#6 Sullivant (All Days)  Service is realigned to travel two ways on Rich St. west of Downtown.  Westbound service travels south on High St., west on Main St. onto Rich St., north on Grubb St. and west on Town St. following the normal alignment.  Eastbound service to Downtown is not affected.
  6. 6. 6 September 2013 service changes  #14 Harmon/Greenlawn (Weekday)  Service is realigned to travel two ways on Rich St. west of Downtown.  Westbound service travels south on High St., west on Main St. onto Rich St., north on Grubb St. and west on Town St. following the normal alignment.  Eastbound service to Downtown is not affected.
  7. 7. 7 September 2013 service changes  #15 Grove City (All Days)  Service is realigned to travel two ways on Rich St. west of Downtown.  Westbound service travels south on High St., west on Main St. onto Rich St., north on Grubb St. and west on Town St. following the normal alignment.  Eastbound service to Downtown is not affected.
  8. 8. 8 September 2013 service changes Local lines
  9. 9. 9 September 2013 service changes  #1 Cleveland (Weekday)  The trip previously beginning at Northern Lights at 5:19 a.m. now begins at the Westerville Park & Ride at 4:51 a.m.  Trip times are adjusted on the first seven northbound trips to improve transfer connections.  #1 Livingston (Weekday)  Trips previously beginning at Shady Lane and Main St. at 5:39 a.m., 6:38 a.m. and 7:48 a.m. now begin at the Reynoldsburg Park & Ride at 5:30 a.m., 6:32 a.m. and 7:43 a.m.  Trip times are adjusted on the first seven westbound trips to improve transfer connections.
  10. 10. 10 September 2013 service changes  #4 Indianola/Parsons (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project.  #6 Mt. Vernon (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project around the Ruhl Ave., Gould Rd. and Allegheny Ave. loop.  #7 Neil (All Days)  College Road construction will be completed in the fall of 2013. Alignment will return to normal once completed.  #8 Frebis/Hamilton Ave. (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project.
  11. 11. 11 September 2013 service changes  #8 Hamilton Ave. (Weekday)  The first five southbound a.m. trips start at Boardwalk St. and Shapter Ave., rather than Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd.  The first northbound trip ends at Boardwalk St. and Shapter Ave., rather than Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd.  The 11 p.m. northbound trip from High and Broad streets ends at Boardwalk St., rather than Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd.  The southbound trip that previously departed from Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd. at 11:41 p.m. is discontinued.
  12. 12. 12 September 2013 service changes  #8 Hamilton Ave. (Saturday)  The first two southbound a.m. trips start at Boardwalk St. and Shapter Ave., rather than Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd.  The last two northbound p.m. trips end at Boardwalk St. and Shapter Ave., rather than Red Robin Rd. and Tamarack Blvd.  #9 Leonard/Brentnell (All Days)  In response to public input and after further analysis the previously proposed realignment near Mock Rd. and Brentnell Ave. will not occur.  #9 Leonard/Brentnell (Saturday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 35 minutes from 50 minutes.
  13. 13. 13 September 2013 service changes  #10 E. Broad (Weekday)  Service is no longer available on Research Rd., and now travels north on Taylor Station Rd. to ARC Industries.  A.M. buses depart Broad and High streets at 6:11 a.m. and 7:46 a.m., and arrive at ARC Industries at 6:47 a.m. and 8:25 a.m.  P.M. buses depart ARC Industries at 3:10 p.m., 3:53 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.
  14. 14. 14 September 2013 service changes  #11 Oak/Bryden (All Days)  Further analysis and public involvement will be conducted before a final decision is reached on the proposed realigning of service from Oak St. to Bryden Rd.  Additional public meetings regarding this proposal will be held in the Oak/Bryden area over the next few months.
  15. 15. 15 September 2013 service changes  #11 Oak/Bryden/St. Clair (Saturday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 40 minutes from 50 minutes.  #15 Grove City (Weekday)  Later evening service is available until 10 p.m. The first southbound trip from Nationwide Blvd. and N. High St. now travels to Parkway Center Dr.  #15 Grove City (Saturday)  Later evening service is available until 10 p.m.  Frequency is improved to approximately 40 minutes from 60 minutes.  #15 Grove City (Sunday)  Later evening service is available until 9 p.m.
  16. 16. 16 September 2013 service changes  #18 Kenny (Weekday)  The trip previously beginning at Sawmill Rd. and Resler Dr. at 7:05 a.m. starts at Walmart at Tuttle Crossing at 6:44 a.m.  The northbound trip previously leaving High and Broad streets at 4:55 p.m. now leaves at 4:53 p.m.  #19 Arlington/Grandview (Weekday)  Additional p.m. trip departing High St. and Main St. at 4:41 p.m.  Additional a.m. trip departing Tremont Rd. and Farleigh Rd. at 6:31 a.m.  Trips departing High St. and Main St. at 3:14 p.m. and 4:14 p.m. now depart 3 minutes earlier.
  17. 17. 17 September 2013 service changes  #21 Night Owl (Weekday)  Thursday evening service is now available.  #222 W. Broad/Casino (Friday and Saturday)  Travel times are modified to improve on-time performance.  Frequency is improved from 30 to 22 minutes.
  18. 18. 18 September 2013 service changes Express lines (Note: Weekday-only modifications)
  19. 19. 19 September 2013 service changes  #30 Smoky Row (Weekday)  Travel times are modified to improve on-time performance.  #37 Westerville (Weekday)  The a.m. southbound travel times are modified to improve on-time performance.  #39 New Albany (Weekday)  The second a.m. trip now leaves the New Albany Park & Ride at 7:00 a.m.  #58 Dublin (Weekday)  To relieve overcrowding, an a.m. trip has been added that will leave the Dublin Park & Ride at 7:38 a.m., arriving at the South Terminal at 8:23 a.m.  #61 Kenny (Weekday)  The last a.m. trip now begins at Hayden Run at 7:33 a.m.
  20. 20. 20 September 2013 service changes Crosstown Lines
  21. 21. 21 September 2013 service changes  #82 Grandview/Lennox/OSU (Weekday)  Service is realigned to use 9th Ave. in both directions west of Neil.
  22. 22. 22 September 2013 service changes  #84 Hilliard/Arlington/OSU (Weekday)  Service is extended and the line now ends at 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Hilliard.
  23. 23. 23 September 2013 service changes  #89 Hamilton (Weekday)  A later evening trip is available in both directions.  #92 James/Stelzer (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project around the Ruhl Ave., Gould Rd. and Allegheny Ave. loop.  #92 James/Stelzer (Sunday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 33 minutes from 45 minutes.  Last bus will now leave Easton at 7:45 p.m. rather than 7:14 p.m., and northbound the last bus will leave Eastland at 8:18 p.m., rather than 6:54 p.m.
  24. 24. 24 September 2013 service changes  #95 Morse/Henderson (Weekday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 30 minutes from 36 minutes.  #95 Morse/Henderson (Sunday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 30 minutes from 60 minutes.  #96 5th Ave. (Weekday)  Frequency is improved to approximately 35 minutes from 50 minutes.
  25. 25. 25 September 2013 service changes  #98 Zoo Bus (All Days)  Seasonal Service will be discontinued after Labor Day, September 2 (Sunday/Holiday Service)
  26. 26. 26 September 2013 service changes Questions?
  27. 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.
  28. 28. 28 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project  Lines that were analyzed for September 2013:  #4 Indianola/Parsons (Local)  #8 Hamilton/Frebis (Local)  #6 Sullivant/Mt. Vernon (Ruhl/Gould/Allegheny loop only)  #92 James/Stelzer (Ruhl/Gould/Allegheny loop only)  #96 E. Fifth Avenue (select stops on E. Fifth Avenue only)  All service will be removed from stops that are removed as a part of this project.  Bus stop changes may also affect lines 9, 12, 16, 29, 34, 81, 83, 87, and 95.
  29. 29. 29 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project  The open public comment period about these changes was from May 31– July 5, 2013.  Maps of all final changes, and a list of all affected stops are available for review at this meeting, and are available online at: http://www.cota.com/BusStopServiceImprove ment.aspx  Commuter Bulletins about the final decisions have been posted at all affected stops. Example Commuter Bulletin posted at bus stop.
  30. 30. 30 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project  The following lines will be analyzed for January 2014:  #7 Neil/Whittier (Local)  #18 Kenny (Local)  #95 Morse/Henderson (Crosstown)
  31. 31. 31 Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Questions?
  32. 32. 32 COTA update  Ticket/Pass vending machine  Lobby hours are no longer extended at the end and beginning of each month  Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station is operational at COTA’s McKinley Avenue facility  New buses delivered in 2013 and beyond will be CNG fueled  COTA again offering service to home OSU football games from Crosswoods Park & Ride and Ohio Expo Center  Web site being redesigned to be more friendly for mobile users  COTA’s South and North Terminals Downtown will be undergoing refurbishment to accommodate CNG buses
  33. 33. 33 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
  34. 34. 34 COTA update  New Albany Business Park  New Park and Ride proposed near SR 161 and Johnstown Rd.
  35. 35. 35 COTA update Questions?

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