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Greyhound Lines, Inc. Partnering with Greyhound. 2009 CalACT 25 th Anniversary Spring Conference & EXPO. March 18, 2009. Overview of Presentation. Background SAFETEA-LU Changes California Impacts GLI Rural Feeder Program Next Reauthorization. March 18, 2009. Background.

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partnering with greyhound

Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Partnering with Greyhound

2009 CalACT 25th Anniversary Spring Conference & EXPO

March 18, 2009

overview of presentation
Overview of Presentation
  • Background
  • SAFETEA-LU Changes
  • California Impacts
  • GLI Rural Feeder Program
  • Next Reauthorization

March 18, 2009

background
Background
  • In 1989, the intercity bus industry served about 5,000 communities
  • By 2009, it serves about 2,500: a 50% reduction in 20 years
  • 2,500 communities lost access to intercity passenger service and low-cost package express service for farm equipment 7 days per week

March 18, 2009

safetea lu changes
SAFETEA-LU Changes

Changes to FTA’s 5311(f) program:

  • Funding – lot more money
  • Consultation – states must consult with ICB
  • Planning – ICB inclusion in state plans
  • Facilities & Joint Development – ICB now eligible for FTA capital funding

March 18, 2009

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SAFETEA-LU Changes

What Do These Changes Mean?

  • Increased funding provides new opportunities to create meaningful rural feeder bus networks with in cooperation with rural transit
  • New flexibility to create intermodal facilities & improve intercity bus terminals & stations

March 18, 2009

california impacts
California Impacts
  • CA’s 1st feeder service: Sage Stage
  • Caltrans ICB Study
  • New feeder service projects
  • Local match option

March 18, 2009

gli rural feeder program
GLI Rural Feeder Program
  • Coordination must be meaningful:
    • Scheduled (not demand responsive) service
    • Proper operating authority & insurance
    • Operated 7 (but at least 5) days per week
    • Not duplicating existing or other subsidized service
    • Proper interline ticketing & GPX service
    • Information available to nationwide ICB network

March 18, 2009

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GLI Rural Feeder Program

Local Match – FTA Demo Program

  • 50% of Greyhound’s total cost per mile can be used as local in-kind match
  • “Project” (A to C) includes feeder service (A to B) & segment of existing Greyhound route (B to C)
  • Allows feeder service operator to recoup 100% of the cost of operations

March 18, 2009

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GLI Rural Feeder Program

5311(f) FormulaLocal Match Option

$100,000 Actual Operating Cost $100,000

$100,000 Project Cost $150,000

- 50,000 less Fares - 50,000

50,000 Deficit 100,000

- 25,000 50% 5311(f) - 50,000

$ 25,000 50% local match $ 50,000*

* At about $2.00 per mile (50% of Greyhound’s total operating cost), the project would need 25,000 Greyhound miles per year to match the project.

March 18, 2009

contacts
Contacts

Randy Isaacs, State Government Affairs

Randy.Isaacs@greyhound.com

(615) 338-0847

Tim Therrian, Director-Intermodal Alliances

Tim.Therrian@greyhound.com

(972) 789-7377

Tim Lukes, IT & Commission Agency Operations

Tim.Lukes@greyhound.com

(214) 244-2694

March 18, 2009