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LEE COUNTY TRANSIT. Strategic Planning Presentation Lee County BoCC Nov. 24, 2009 Steve Myers, Director. Introduction. Mission Statement The mission of LeeTran is to operate a safe, efficient, accessible and affordable public transit system for the residents and visitors of Lee County.

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Lee county transit

LEE COUNTY TRANSIT

Strategic Planning Presentation

Lee County BoCC

Nov. 24, 2009

Steve Myers, Director


Introduction
Introduction

Mission Statement

The mission of LeeTran is to operate a safe, efficient, accessible and affordable public transit system for the residents and visitors of Lee County.


Core services
Core Services

  • Fixed Route Transit

    • 19 routes, 63 vehicles, 193 employees

  • ADA Paratransit

    • 47 vehicles, 64 employees

  • Commuter Van Pools

    • 6 vehicles in service

  • Evacuation Services

    • as directed by Lee County EOC


Federal state local mandates
Federal, State & Local Mandates

Fixed Route:

  • Lee County Comprehensive Plan Goal 43: Mass Transit Service

  • Concurrency with Division of Community Affairs

    ADA Paratransit:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

    Evacuation Services:

  • BoCC Directed



Five year history1
Five-Year History

Expenses by Mode


Five year history2
Five-Year History

Approved Positions


Five year history3
Five-Year History

Fixed Route Ridership and Revenue Hours


Five year history4
Five-Year History

ADA Ridership and Revenue Hours


Where are we today
Where Are We Today?

FY10 Budget: $20,157,306

Fixed Route: $15,823,454

ADA: $4,333,852


Where are we today1
Where Are We Today?

Approved positions: 257

  • Fixed Route 193

  • ADA Paratransit 64

    Current Vacancies: 14

  • 7 Full-Time

  • 7 Part-Time


Where are we today2
Where Are We Today?

Fixed Route

  • 3 million rides/year

  • 183,000 service hours/year

    ADA Paratransit

  • 109,000 rides/year

  • 69,300 service hours/year

    Van Pools

  • 6 current; funding available for 7 more

    Evacuation Service

  • As needed


Where are we today3
Where Are We Today?

Fixed Route Ridership Productivity

System Average: 16.5 Passengers per Hour


Where are we today4
Where Are We Today?

Impact of Frequency on Productivity


Major issues
Major Issues

  • Long wait times between buses discourages usage

  • Volatile fuel prices

  • Park & Ride and Transfer Centers operating on private properties

  • Land use patterns complicate transit delivery

  • Need for improved infrastructure

  • Declining state support for programs

  • Meeting the needs of an aging population

  • Increasing expectation of transit as solution for sustainability/climate change/energy independence


Major initiatives
Major Initiatives

  • New operating facility

  • Edison Mall transfer center

  • Hybrid bus deployment

  • Trip planning/scheduling software

  • Bus shelter project

  • Customer service software

  • Bus rapid transit (BRT) planning

  • Beach park and ride

  • Safety & security initiatives

  • “Ding Darling” Refuge planning study


Where are we going
Where Are We Going?

Revenue Projections


Where are we going1
Where Are We Going?

Expense Projections


Where are we going2
Where Are We Going?

Cost Saving Strategies

  • Launching comprehensive operations analysis

  • Use of alternative fuels, including solar

  • Continued use of part-time and on-call personnel to reduce overtime and provide seasonal service levels

  • Continued emphasis on safety to mitigate risk


Options for service reductions
Options for Service Reductions

  • Identify lower productivity routes, days, trips, and segments

  • Quantify number of riders affected, impact on revenue & expense

  • List in priority order for public information and board action

  • AC 11-15 requires public hearing and board approval of major service reductions


Options for enhanced revenues
Options for Enhanced Revenues

  • Fare increase on 10/1/08 yielded an 18% increase in FY09

  • Continue to pursue reimbursements for ADA trips provided to outside agencies

  • Increased All-Day Pass price on 10/1/09 from $2.50 to $3.00

  • Proposed additional increase in All-Day Pass price on 10/1/10 from $3.00 to $3.50


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