Vanpool NTD Reporting - by Lora Byala - Foursquare


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Vanpool NTD Reporting - by Lora Byala - Foursquare

  1. 1. Vanpool NTD Reporting Vanpool Boot Camp ACT Chesapeake Chapter and Mobility Lab November 7, 2011
  2. 2. What is NTD? <ul><li>National Transit Database (NTD) collects data on all modes of transit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metrorail, light rail, streetcar, commuter rail, bus, paratransit – and yes, even vanpools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NTD is administered by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) </li></ul><ul><li>Data includes operations, usage, and cost data </li></ul><ul><li>Data is used as input to formulas to distribute Federal Transit Act 5307 funds to metropolitan areas based on transit vehicle-miles, passenger miles and other factors </li></ul>
  3. 3. What needs to be reported for vanpools? <ul><li>Total costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital and operating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vehicle miles traveled </li></ul><ul><li>Number of passengers </li></ul><ul><li>Passenger miles traveled </li></ul><ul><li>Incidents (crashes or criminal activity) </li></ul>
  4. 4. How is data collected? <ul><li>Each van needs to collect daily information on how many riders there are and where they get on and off </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sampling is allowed, but most agencies prefer consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How data is collected varies by program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most are paper-based but moving toward use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Van operators provide cost and other information </li></ul><ul><li>Information is provided to the public agency to report to NTD </li></ul>Currently, vanpool programs report to NTD. In the currently proposed rule, each vanpool operator would need to report. The final rule is still pending, but the outcome would have a huge impact on the viability of a reporting program in this region.
  5. 5. Total Cost Data is Required <ul><li>Consistent with other modes, vanpools must collect and report total operating and capital costs for the service, regardless of who pays the costs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-vehicle maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising and promotion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ride-matching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle purchase or lease </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What makes a vanpool program eligible to report? <ul><li>For a Vanpool program to be reportable to the NTD: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to the public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any vans that are restricted a priori to particular employers and which do not participate in the public ride-matching service of the vanpool are not public transportation and must be excluded from the NTD report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Actively engaged in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising the vanpool service to the public, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matching interested members of the public to vans with available seats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and implementing regulations at 49 CFR37.31 </li></ul><ul><li>A record-keeping system in place to meet NTD Reporting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Public Certification <ul><li>The vanpool program must certify that it is publicly sponsored, as either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly operated by a public entity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operated by a public entity via a contract for purchased transportation service with a private provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operated by a private entity as a grant recipient or sub-recipient from a public entity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operated by an independent private entity with approval from a public entity that certifies that the vanpool program is helping meet the overall transportation needs of the local urbanized area </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Organization Type <ul><li>A vanpool operator may be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A public provider directly-operating the vanpool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A public entity operating the vanpool through a purchased transportation contract with a private provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A private provider that is directly operating the vanpool with (or without) subsidy from a public entity </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Questions? <ul><li>Shana Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(301) 774-4566 x402 </li></ul><ul><li>Lora Byala </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(301) 774-4566 x401 </li></ul>