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File #: 2018-0757   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/20/2018 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2019 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE the status update for item 37 entitled Burning Bus Motion regarding Contract Bus Services provider MV Transportation.
Sponsors: Operations (Department)
Indexes: Amalgamated Transit Union, Audit, Board approved a Motion, Bus Acquisitions, Bus transportation, Contracted Bus Service, Contractors, Contracts, Dodger Stadium Express, Hilda Solis, International Brotherhood Of Teamsters, James Butts, Janice Hahn, Location 95, Maintenance, Maintenance practices, Motion / Motion Response, Paul Krekorian, Private transportation, Quality assurance, Quality control, Rolling stock, Safety, Safety equipment, Strategic planning, Transfers, Vehicle fires
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Burning Bus Motion 27, 2. Attachment B - Code 2 Criteria, 3. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0729
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: CONTRACTED BUS SERVICES BUS FIRES MOTION 27 RESPONSE

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE the status update for item 37 entitled Burning Bus Motion regarding Contract Bus Services provider MV Transportation.

Issue
ISSUE

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Board of Directors (Board) approved Motion 37 by Directors Hahn, Solis, Butts & Krekorian (Attachment A), requesting staff to provide a comprehensive report within 30 days that addresses the directives below:

A. Expedite the replacement of all 52 diesel buses operating in the South Bay region ahead of Metro's current schedule, to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers;
B. Fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the incidents whereby 7 of these buses caught fire, how driver complaints about safety issues were handled and an explanation as to why the Board was not informed of these incidents;
C. Conduct a full review of Metro's contract with MV Transportation, including maintenance, quality control and driver safety issues; and
D. Conduct a full review of Metro's practice of contracting bus services out, and advise as to the feasibility of Metro directly providing bus services instead of through contractors.
Background
BACKGROUND

Metro operates eighteen bus lines that are contracted to private transportation companies. MV Transportation (MV), South Region contractor, currently operates the following seven lines: 125, 128, 130, 205, 232, 607, and 625. MV Transportation is currently operating a fleet which includes the last remaining diesel Orion VI buses purchased by Metro in 2000. From 2015 to 2018, a total of seven buses experienced issues which resulted in engine fires. Of the seven incidents, two occurred while the buses were in-service with passengers however, no injuries were reported.


Discussion
DISCUSSION

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