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File #: 2016-0767   
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2016 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 2/15/2017 Final action: 2/23/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING an evaluation report on All Door Boarding (ADB) on the Silver Line; and B. APPROVING continuing All Door Boarding indefinitely on the Silver Line beyond the 6 month pilot period.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Silver Line All Door Boarding Pilot Project Evaluation
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FINANCE, BUDGET & AUDIT COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL DOOR BOARDING ON THE SILVER LINE
ACTION: APPROVE CONTINUATION OF ALL DOOR BOARDING ON THE SILVER LINE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING an evaluation report on All Door Boarding (ADB) on the Silver Line; and

B. APPROVING continuing All Door Boarding indefinitely on the Silver Line beyond the 6 month pilot period.

Issue
ISSUE
In March 2016, Metro's Board of Directors (Board) approved the implementation of All Door Boarding (ADB) as a 6 month pilot project on the Silver Line (Line 910/950). The purpose of the pilot, which began in June 2016, is to test a methodology for implementing ADB that increases speed and reliability of bus service, while controlling fare evasion. The pilot was implemented as directed, and pre/post implementation data was collected and analyzed. This report provides an evaluation of the benefits and constraints of ADB, and recommends a path forward for the Silver Line as well as criteria to consider for future ADB implementation.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
Background
In keeping with elements critical to the success of BRT, reducing customers' transit travel time requires improvements to three parts of their trip: wait time, in service running time and stop dwell time. The Silver Line address wait times through high frequencies, and in service running time through signal priorities and partially dedicated right of way, but has not employed elements to address stop dwell times. ADB is a strategy for improving speed and reliability of transit service through faster boarding and more efficient fare collection. The objective of this pilot is to reduce bus stop dwell times and variability, by allowing customers with valid TAP cards to board at any door.
One drawback to this boarding approach is the potential for increased fare evasion. To minimize this concern, the ADB pilot was implemented w...

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