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September 2012

  1. 1. September 2012Public Comment Meetings June 12,14 and 21, 2012 Updated: June 20, 2012
  2. 2. Housekeeping items The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on proposed service changes for September 2012. Silence all cell phones. Be considerate of all meeting attendees and COTA staff. When it is your turn to make a comment or ask a question about COTA’s proposed 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. 2
  3. 3. TimelinesCOTA modifies service three times per year.  First Monday of:  January  May  September  September 2012 changes will begin on Monday, Sept. 3 3
  4. 4. September 2012 proposed service changes Major construction delays 4
  5. 5. September 2012 proposed service changes Dodridge Bridge reopening  The Dodridge Bridge over the Olentangy River will be reopening in the fall of 2012  The following lines will be realigned to pre-construction alignments: • #7 Neil • #81 Hudson/Ohio 5
  6. 6. September 2012 proposed service changes  #7 Neil  Discontinue service on Olentangy River Road south of Dodridge Street  Realign to use Dodridge Street to Neil Avenue 6
  7. 7. September 2012 proposed service changes  #81 Hudson/Ohio  Discontinue service on Olentangy River Road south of Dodridge Street  Realign to use Dodridge Street to Neil Avenue 7
  8. 8. September 2012 proposed service changes West Side and Hollywood Casino 8
  9. 9. September 2012 proposed service changes West Side and Hollywood Casino  Service realigned in September 2012 or January 2013 to serve the Hollywood Casino  The following lines will be affected: • #6 Sullivant • #10 W. Broad  New Friday and Saturday evening service • #777 Lucky Owl 9
  10. 10. September 2012 proposed service changes  #6 Sullivant (All Days)  Serve Westland Mall from Georgesville Road  Realign service to serve the Hollywood Casino 10
  11. 11. September 2012 proposed service changes #10 W. Broad (All Days)  Realign service to serve the Hollywood Casino 11
  12. 12. September 2012 proposed service changes #777 Lucky Owl (Friday and Saturday)  New service to the Hollywood Casino beginning approximately the time the casino opens 12
  13. 13. September 2012 proposed service changes Local lines 13
  14. 14. September 2012 proposed service changes #1 Cleveland (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #1 Cleveland/Livingston (All Days)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project #2 N. High (All Days)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #2 N. High (Weekday)  Late night trips frequency may improve to relieve overcrowding #2 E. Main (Weekday)  To relieve overcrowding, additional trips may end at Reynoldsburg Park and Ride instead of Hamilton Road 14
  15. 15. September 2012 proposed service changes #3 W. Mound (All Days)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #3 Northwest Blvd. (Weekday and Saturday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #6 Sullivant/Mt. Vernon (All Days)  Improve service frequencies #7 Neil (All Days)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #10 E. Broad/W. Broad (Weekday)  Modify trip times on select trips to improve on-time performance 15
  16. 16. September 2012 proposed service changes #16 E. Long/S. High (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance 16
  17. 17. September 2012 proposed service changes Express lines (Note: Weekday-only modifications) 17
  18. 18. September 2012 proposed service changes #26 Beechwold (Weekday)  Due to low ridership, service will be discontinued #29 Polaris (Weekday)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 18
  19. 19. September 2012 proposed service changes  #30 Smoky Row (Weekday)  Extend service to Sawmill and Hard roads  Beginning of morning and end of evening service at Sawmill and Hard roads  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance 19
  20. 20. September 2012 proposed service changes #31 Worthington (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #35 Tamarack (Weekday)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project #36 Annehurst (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance.  Due to low ridership, reduce the number of morning trips to four #37 Westerville (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #40 New Albany Business Park (Weekday)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 20
  21. 21. September 2012 proposed service changes #41 Gahanna (Weekday)  ODOT partially funded an extra a.m. and p.m. trip  Survey conducted to determine if rider work start and end times are served by current service  Depending on survey results, modify or discontinue extra trip #55 Gender (Weekday)  Add an additional a.m. and p.m. trip to serve the 7, 7:30, 8 a.m. work start and 4, 4:30 and 5 p.m. work end times #60 Arlington (Weekday)  Due to low ridership, may modify alignment or discontinue service #64 Grove City (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance 21
  22. 22. September 2012 proposed service changes LINK line #74 Linden (Weekday)  Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 22
  23. 23. September 2012 proposed service changes Crosstown lines 23
  24. 24. September 2012 proposed service changes #81 Hudson/Ohio (Weekday)  Extend southbound bus ending at Alum Creek Drive and Winslow Drive at 5:41 p.m. to London-Groveport Road 24
  25. 25. September 2012 proposed service changes #84 Arlington/OSU (Weekday)  Improve frequency to 30 minutes between OSU and Kingsdale  Extend service to Hilliard at 60-minute frequency 25
  26. 26. September 2012 proposed service changes #89 Hamilton Rd. (Saturday/Sunday)  Extend all trips to Homer-Ohio Lane #89 Hamilton Rd. (Sunday)  Improve span of service #92 James/Stelzer (Weekday)  Modify trip times to improve on-time performance #96 5th Ave. (Weekday)  Modify trip times to better serve class schedules at the Everest Institute 26
  27. 27. September 2012 proposed service changes Zoo Service #98 Columbus Zoo (All Days)  Last day for Saturday summer service will be Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012  Last day for Sunday and Holiday summer service will be Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012  Last day for weekday summer service will be on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 27
  28. 28. September 2012 proposed service changes Questions? 28
  29. 29. September 2012 proposed service changes Changes Added June 21, 2012 #1 Cleveland (Saturday)  Improve frequencies to 20 to 25 minutes from 30 minutes from SR 161 to Reynoldsburg Park and Ride #16 E. Long/S. High (Saturday)  Improve frequencies to 30 minutes from 45 minutes #81 Hudson/Ohio (Sunday)  Add Sunday service between University City Shopping Center and Alum Creek Drive and Williams Road #95 Morse/Henderson (Weekday) – Added 6/21  Improve frequencies to 30 minutes 29
  30. 30. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Bus Stop Service Improvement Project 30
  31. 31. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project BSSIP will be reinstated for the September 2012 service change Lines being analyzed for September 2012:  #1 Cleveland/Livingston (Local)  #29 Polaris (Reverse-Commute Express)  #35 Tamarack (Express)  #40 New Albany Business Park (Reverse-Commute Express)  #74 Linden LINK (Circulator) 31
  32. 32. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project All service will be removed from stops that are removed as a part of this project The following lines may also have minor bus stop changes:  #4 Parsons (Local)  #8 Frebis (Local)  #9 Leonard/Brentnell (Local)  #27 Brooksedge (Reverse-Commute Express)  #36 Annehurst (Express)  #37 Westerville (Express)  #45 Reynoldsburg (Express)  #83 Oakland/Weber (Crosstown)  #87 Cassady (Crosstown)  #92 James/Stelzer (Crosstown) 32
  33. 33. Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Commuter Bulletins are currently posted at all bus stops that are proposed to be removed or consolidated The open public comment period about these proposals lasts from June 4–June 22, 2012 Maps of all proposed changes, and a list of all affected stops are available:  Online: http://www.cota.com/BusStopServiceImprovement.aspx  Hard copies available at the front table for your review Commuter Bulletins about the final decisions will be posted on all affected stops in August 2012 33
  34. 34. COTA update Downtown Columbus Action Plan Ticket Vending Machine North High Street turnaround Delawanda Park and Ride expansion Northeast Corridor Alternatives Analysis Project (NECAA)  Recommended Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is the option terminating at SR 161 2012 Long-Range Transit Plan  Final version is available on COTA’s website McKinley Operations planning completed for new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station 34
  35. 35. COTA update Questions? 35

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