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File #: 2017-0706   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/11/2017 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. SCHEDULING a public hearing date on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to receive public comment on possible customer readiness efforts for board approved Transfer on 2nd boarding; and B. AUTHORIZING publication of the attached legal notice (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Bus Acquisitions, Policy, Public Hearing, Purchasing, Testimony, Tokens, Transfer on 2nd Boarding, Transfers
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - PublicHearing_Notice, 2. Attachment B - Transferon2Boarding_TitleVI, 3. Attachment C - TitleVIToken, 4. Attachment D - TokenSaleAnalysis
Related files: 2017-0808
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: PUBLIC HEARING FOR CUSTOMER READINESS
EFFORTS FOR TRANSFER ON 2nd BOARDING

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. SCHEDULING a public hearing date on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to receive public comment on possible customer readiness efforts for board approved Transfer on 2nd boarding; and

B. AUTHORIZING publication of the attached legal notice (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

In June, 2015, the Metro Board of Directors approved Transfer on 2nd Boarding. After obtaining all regional transfer agencies' approval, developing, testing and implementing new software and building campaign strategies for distribution of one Million TAP cards, final implementation has been set for Spring, 2018. Transfer on 2nd Boarding refers to the regional interagency transfer policy that eliminates the need for paper transfers for customers transferring between agencies. Transfer fare will be automatically paid with existing Stored Value on a TAP card when boarding a second transit agency within 2.5 hours from the first boarding. Customers will benefit from faster boarding time and will no longer need to carry exact change.
To prepare regional TAP customers for Transfer on 2nd, staff recommends the following: (1) replace Day Pass sales with ability to purchase Stored Value and Metro base fare onboard bus, (2) eliminate Metro tokens and transition customers to TAP, and (3) charge $2 for TAP cards system wide to ensure consistency of pricing. By implementing these efforts, staff seeks to ensure successful implementation of Transfer on 2nd Boarding, as well as incentivize all riders to utilize TAP as their primary method of regional fare payment by enhancing the seamless use of the system.
In compliance with federal public hearing requirements and Metro policy, the Board is required to hold a public hearing and receive public testimony before approv...

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