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File #: 2015-1233   
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 7/30/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving the 2016 Transit Service Policy.
Indexes: American Public Transportation Association, Bus rapid transit, Formula Allocation Procedure, Guidelines, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Silver Line, Policy, Procedures, Public service, Quality of service, Safety and security, Security, Strategic planning, System safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2016 Metro Transit Service Policies and Standards, 2. Attachment B - Transit Service Policy Update Presentation
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: TRANSIT SERVICE POLICY
ACTION: APPROVE THE 2016 TRANSIT SERVICE POLICY
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Title
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving the 2016 Transit Service Policy.
Issue
ISSUE
The Metro Transit Service Policy (TSP) is the fundamental guide for the bus route design, scheduling, implementation and evaluation of Metro transit service. The TSP has been periodically revised over the past 20 years to meet existing and anticipated challenges. The 2016 Transit Service Policy was framed around the policy guidance obtained through the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Peer Review Committee recommendations published in January 2015 along with advice of Metro's own Peer Review Committee that provided valuable insight into the policies presented here as well as advice on the implementation of a frequent service network.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
The Transit Service Policy incorporates the following elements:
* Principles of Network Design, Market Analysis, Classification of Services, and Facilities Design Guidelines.
* Computation of load factors for bus and rail services, computation of maximum load for scheduling service, Route Performance Evaluation, Service Change Performance Evaluation, and the Metro-Muni Service Policy dealing with coordination of services and principles for possible assumption of Metro services by another provider.
* Implementation of the desired frequent service network, service priorities, restructuring plans.
* Service change process to encompass public review processes, Title VI requirements, and coordination with our Union partners
Strategic Bus Network Plan, Peer Review Committee, and APTA Peer Review Process
Nationwide, transit ridership is either staying steady or is showing signs of a decline. Metro has taken on a multi-faceted campaign to reverse t...

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