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File #: 2017-0802   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/27/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 2/15/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING Public Comment Report on 'TAP Only' All Door Boarding (ADB) implementation for Metro Rapid Lines 720 (Wilshire Bl) and 754 (Vermont Av); and B. APPROVING TAP as the only valid fare payment option for All Door Boarding on Metro Rapid 720 & 754
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: All Door Boarding, Metro Silver Line, Payment, Public Hearing, Testimony, Title VI Requirements
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - ADB Fare Equity Analysis
Related files: 2017-0464, 2018-0091
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
PUBLIC HEARING - "TAP ONLY" BOARDING ON METRO RAPID 720 & 754
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: TAP ONLY FARE PAYMENT FOR ALL DOOR
BOARDING ON METRO RAPID 720 & 754

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING Public Comment Report on 'TAP Only' All Door Boarding (ADB) implementation for Metro Rapid Lines 720 (Wilshire Bl) and 754 (Vermont Av); and

B. APPROVING TAP as the only valid fare payment option for All Door Boarding on Metro Rapid 720 & 754

Issue
ISSUE
On October 19, 2017, the Metro Board of Directors approved expansion of 'TAP Only' All Door Boarding (ADB) on Metro Rapid Lines 720 (Wilshire Bl) and 754 (Vermont Av) with the requirement that each customer must have a validated TAP card when onboard. A Title VI Equity Analysis was conducted on this fare change as part of the Silver Line All Door Boarding project in March 2016.

Pursuant to Section 2-50-025 of the Administrative Code, a Public Hearing must be conducted for Lines 720 and 754 prior to implementation of ADB requiring TAP only fare payment beyond a six month pilot period. In compliance with federal public hearing requirements and Metro policy, the Metro Board of Directors is required to hold a public hearing and receive public testimony before approving 'TAP Only' All Door Boarding improvements.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
The objective of ADB is to expedite boarding and reduce dwell time at bus stops, and thereby enhance convenience and reduce travel time for Metro customers. Staff anticipates starting ADB on the Metro Rapid 754 (Vermont Av) in late June 2018 followed by the Metro Rapid 720 (Wilshire Bl).
Transitioning customers from cash to 'TAP Only' boardings will facilitate the program's objective to improve speed, reliability and fare compliance. Fareboxes will be programmed with capabilities to allow customers with cash or tokens to purch...

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