Metro Transit Restoration

Presentation to Metro Board of Commissioners P t ti t M t B d f C i i April 16, 2010

Background Passage of Proposition A provides necessary revenue to restore service in St. Louis County and City of St. Louis p Service enhancement and expansion follows restoration Most critical service needs
Frequency Geographic coverage and Call A Ride access Call-A-Ride Some route re-design
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Impacts of Service Reduction MetroBus service initially reduced by one-third
55% of reduced service restored August 3 Ridership lost 21.1%

MetroLink service reduced by one-fifth y
Ridership loss 10.6%

Metro Call-A-Ride service area significantly reduced
Conditions of eligibility enforced Some service restored August 3 Ridership loss 23.4%
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Vehicle Availability Two bus orders cancelled in 2008 Metro s Metro’s MO bus fleet reduced significantly
36 40-foot CNG buses retired March 30, 2009 16 40-foot buses transferred to IL for SCCTD service increase in November 2009 26 additional buses retired from fleet since March 2008

50 buses available in Metro’s contingency fleet for service restoration
Re-activation of contingency fleet ages Metro’s fleet R ti ti f ti fl t M t ’ fl t 25-50 additional buses needed for full restoration April 16, 2010 Metro Service Restoration 2010

Vehicle Availability Management and bus manufacturer working together to create opportunities for additional bus builds
Existing contract could provide additional 43 buses to Metro M t Some options available for Metro to take over bus options from other cities

Metro will soon have the ability to obtain necessary fleet and fulfill the needs of our incremental bus replacement program.
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Staff Availability Reductions on March 30, 2009 resulted in significant layoffs of personnel required for restoration All remaining laid-off operators recalled for August 3rd restoration t ti
Some operators lost through attrition Some operators found alternative employment

Approximately 120 operators required for restoration
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First class of 40 operators begins in late April Restoration 2010 Metro Service

Rebuilding the Metro Transit System
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Service Restoration Approach Create the most effective service plan for St. Louis region’s diverse transit markets within resources g provided
Incrementally address problems with service frequency, geographic coverage Meet existing needs while providing opportunities for g growth

Restoration implemented across at least three phases based on staff and vehicle availability
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Sustaining Service Without a new source of revenue, Metro Transit service would have been significantly reduced in g y 2010
All routes would have been significantly reduced Some routes would have been eliminated, including:
#8 Bates Macklind #17 Oakville Laclede Station #66 Clayton Airport #40X I-55 Mehlville Express #58 Twin Oaks Express
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#99 Downtown Circulator #174 Halls Ferry Express #410 Eureka Express

Metro Service Restoration 2010

Service Restoration Plan Phase I (June 28, 2010) Addresses most pressing service needs, some re-routing
MetroLink Call-A-Ride C ll A Rid # 11 Chippewa #34 Earth City # 48 South Lindbergh # 49 North Lindbergh #58 Clayton Ballas #64 Lucas Hunt # 70 Grand # 90 H Hampton t # 95 Kingshighway # 99 Downtown Circulator #158 Hospital Connector #210 Fenton Gravois Bluffs #240X Bissell Hills Express #03 Forest Park CWE Circulator Park-CWE

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Metro Service Restoration 2010

Service Restoration Plan Phase II (September 6, 2010) Additional frequency, some routing changes and route split
# 10 Gravois-Lindell #32 M L Ki Ch t M.L. King-Chouteau #34 Earth City #35 Rock Road Mills #36 Spanish Lake # 40 Broadway #44 Hazelwood #45 Ferguson Florissant #47 North Hanley
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#47 North Hanley #57 M Manchester h t # 61 Chambers # 73 Carondelet # 74 Florissant

Metro Service Restoration 2010

Service Restoration Plan Phase III (November 29, 2010) Routing changes and route split
#1 Gold # 18 Taylor # 56 Kirkwood Webster # 60 Midland

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Metro Service Restoration 2010

Restoration and the Elderly and Disabled Community

Options currently under review:
Creating a second boundary around the existing ¾-mile ¾ mile boundary with service offered at a higher rate than the current $4 ADA fare Applying A l i a portion of th P ti f the Proposition A f d t reduce iti funds to d fares for all trips outside the ¾-mile boundary
These fares would be mileage based, but lower than current rates that have proven to inhibit mobility options for a significant portion of the disabled population

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Metro Service Restoration 2010

Community Engagement Engaging the community in Metro’s planning p process is essential for creating effective service g and generating public support
The level of engagement in the long-range plan and early service restoration will continue

Draft service restoration plan details will be available t th public t d il bl to the bli today
Public meetings begin April 27 Comments accepted through May 10 via meetings meetings, e-mail, hotline, and postal mail
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Community Engagement Opportunities
April 27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Mehlville High School Library 3200 Lemay Ferry Road St. Louis, MO 63125 April 28 3:00 – 6:00 PM 28, Riverview Transit Center 9000 Riverview Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63147 May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 PM St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Multi-Purpose Room 3400 Pershall Road St. Louis, MO 63135 May 5, 3:00 – 6:00 PM 5 Ballas Transit Center 790 S. Ballas Rd. St. Louis, MO 63141 May 7, 12:00 – 1:30 PM St. Louis City Hall, Kennedy Room 1200 North Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63102
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Moving Beyond Service Restoration System productivity continually monitored
Additional frequency and route changes provided as needed

Advancing the Long-Range Plan Long Range
Planning for BRT and light rail to be led by East-West Gateway with collaboration from Metro Additional passenger amenity and enhancement program planning

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Metro Service Restoration 2010

Preliminary Metro Service Restoration Plan
Proposed Service Restoration Phase One: June 28, 2010
MetroLink Rush hour frequency will be improved from 15 minutes to 12 minutes, providing 6  minute service between Forest Park‐DeBaliviere Station and Fairview Heights Station. Metro is considering options for either expanding the current 3/4‐mile ADA service  area, or creating a secondary service area in which service would be offered at a higher  rate than the current $4 ADA fare. Fares in the secondary area would be mileage  based, but lower than current non‐ADA rates that have proven to inhibit mobility  options for a significant portion of the disabled population. Weekday daytime service improvement from 30 minutes to 20 minutes.   Weekday morning service will be improved from 30 minutes to 20 minutes.  Afternoon  service will be improved from 40 minutes to 30 minutes. New route will provide service between Ballas Transit Center, South County Mall and  Veteran's Hospital.  This route will replace the southern portion of service currently  provided by #49 Lindbergh. New route will provide service between Ballas Transit Center and North Hanley  MetroLink Station.  This route will replace the northern portion of service currently  provided by #49 Lindbergh. Service will be provided between Clayton and Ballas Transit Center.  Service west of  Ballas will be provided by the new #158 Hospital Connector. Rush hour service improvements from 1‐hour to 30 minutes. Weekday frequency will be improved from 12 minutes to 10 minutes. Frequency improvements will be provided.  Route will no longer serve Forest Park  during the hours that new Forest Park Circulator is operating. Rush hour frequency will be improved from 20 minutes to 15 minutes; midday service  improved from 30 minutes to 20 minutes. Routing will be changed to provide better service to City Museum and Washington  Avenue. New route will provide service to Maryville University and hospitals between Ballas  Transit Center and Chesterfield.  This route will replace service west of Ballas currently  provided by #58 Clayton Ballas.   Route will provide service between Shrewsbury  MetroLink Station and I‐270 at  Gravois.  The new route will operate via Mackenzie Road and Gravois. Route will be renamed #274X Bissell Hills. Service through Forest Park will begin Memorial Day Weekend.


#11 Chippewa #34 Earth City #48 South Lindbergh

#49 North Lindbergh #58 Clayton Ballas #64 Lucas Hunt #70 Grand #90 Hampton #95 Kingshighway #99 Downtown Circulator #158 Hospital Connector #210 Fenton Gravois Bluffs #240X Bissell Hills Forest Park Circulator

Proposed Service Restoration Phase Two: September 6, 2010
#10 Gravois‐Lindell Rush hour service to Heege Road will be provided by new shuttle. New route will provide service between Rock Road, Civic Center, and Maplewood  MetroLink Stations via St. Charles Rock Road and Chouteau/Manchester.  Service along  St. Charles Rock Road west of Rock Road MetroLink Station will be provided by new  #35 Rock Road Mills.  Service on Manchester west of Maplewood MetroLink Station  will be provided by rerouted #57 Manchester.  Line will be rerouted to service only Earth City, Riverport, and Harrah's Casino. New route will provide service west of Rock Road MetroLink Station, serving  destinations such as DePaul Hospital, Macy's Call Center, and St. Louis Mills,  terminating at North Hanley MetroLink Station.   Line will be rerouted to serve Trampe Avenue. Line will be rerouted to serve Convention Center MetroLink Station via Broadway and  4th Street. New route will replace service currently provided by #45 Hazelwood Ferguson and #74  Florissant via Lindbergh, Shackleford, Patterson, and New Halls Ferry to Florissant  Valley Community College. The current #45 will be rerouted via Florissant Road, Waterford, and Dunn Road to  Florissant Valley Community College. Line will be rerouted to provide service to Halls Ferry, Lindbergh, and Washington. Service will be provided along Manchester west of Maplewood MetroLink Station to  Wildwood, and rerouted north along Clarkson, east along Clayton Road to Ballas  Transit Center.  Service east of Maplewood MetroLink Station will be provided by new  #32 M.L. King Chouteau. Rush hour service will be added. Line will be rerouted to serve 12th Street between Arsenal and Civic Center MetroLink  Station. Route will provide service between Florissant Valley Community College and Civic  Center; service north and west of Florissant Valley will be provided by realigned #44  and #45.

#32 M.L. King‐Chouteau

#34 Earth City #35 Rock Road Mills #36 Spanish Lake #40 Broadway #44 Hazelwood #45 Ferguson Florissant #47 North Hanley

#57 Manchester #61 Chambers Road #73 Carondelet #74 Florissant

Proposed Service Restoration Phase Three: November 29, 2010
#1 Gold #18 Taylor #56 Kirkwood Webster #60 Midland All trips will serve Clayton Transit Center. Rush hour service improvements. Service will be extended to Des Peres Hospital and Meramec Community College. Rush hour service between Big Bend MetroLink Station and St. Charles Rock Road.

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