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File #: 26626    Version: 1 Name: Bus Size Study RFP
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/5/2012 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 8/7/2012 Final action: 8/7/2012
Enactment date: 8/9/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00642
Title: Authorizing Metro Transit to participate in a bid process to hire a consultant/consulting firm to conduct a Bus Size Study.
Sponsors: Chris Schmidt
Attachments: 1. Bus Size Study grant resolution.pdf
Fiscal Note
Up to 80% of the project cost of $125,000 is funded by USDOT/FTA grant money, with the remaining 20% to be funded with in kind local match consisting of planning salaries already in Metro Transit's operating budget. This grant was approved by the Board of Estimates, the Transit and Parking Commission and the Common Council in Legistar file #23960. Funding for this project is included in the 2012 Transit Utility operating budget.
Title
Authorizing Metro Transit to participate in a bid process to hire a consultant/consulting firm to conduct a Bus Size Study.
Body
WHEREAS, the Long-Range Metro Transit Planning Ad Hoc Committee recommended that a bus size and type study be done to determine the optimal mix of bus types to service the Metro Transit area; and
 
WHEREAS, the purpose of this Bus Size Study is to analyze Metro Transit's ridership and operating data to determine if a different bus size mix including 30- and/or 60-foot buses  would be more efficient; and
 
WHEREAS, a grant agreement for this study was executed by the Mayor on 11/30/11; and
 
WHEREAS, there is a common perception in the community that Metro Transit would be more efficient if it used smaller buses, especially during off-peak periods; and
 
WHEREAS, Metro Transit also faces the challenges of overcrowding on 40' buses during peak Periods; and
 
WHEREAS, the Transportation Planning Board (a Metropolitan Planning Organization - MPO) will oversee the study with support from City of Madison and Metro Transit staff;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Metro Transit is authorized to participate in a bid process to hire a consultant/consulting firm to conduct a Bus Size Study.