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1 Providing General Public Transportation to the Citizens of Manhattan

2 What Is aTa Bus? General public transportation Demand-Response Service Twenty-four hour notice

3 How is aTa Funded?

4 What is 49 U.S.C.A. § 5311? A Federal and State financial commitment to public transportation Pays for: 80% of the cost of new vehicles 50% of operating costs 10% of administrative costs

5 What is 49 U.S.C.A. § 5311? Record FY2010 operating funds Federal : $146, State: $58, Admin: $14,673.70

6 Leveraging Federal Dollars §5311 Requires a local commitment to public transportation Requires 20% local matching for new vehicles Requires 50% local matching for operating costs Requires 20% local matching for admin costs

7 What does Manhattan Get for Its Money? Is an important economic development tool Every $1.00 invested in public transportation generates $6.00 dollars or more in economic returns In 2008, every SSAB dollar brought in $3.47 in federal funding

8 What does Manhattan Get for its Money? Public transportation is 91 times safer than car travel Improves air quality Reduces energy consumption Reduces parking problems Saves money Eases traffic congestion Dollars and Sense: The Economic Case for Public Transportation in America

9 Investing in aTa Bus City dollars are used to leverage Federal and State dollars into Manhattans economy Will reduce Manhattans carbon footprint Helps many citizens to live independently

10 What is Happening at aTa Bus? #1 reason people ride the bus is to go to work

11 What is Happening at aTa Bus? No longer just senior or disabled transit Expanded hours of operation (7:00 – 5:00) Routes to Ogden Demand for service at Fort Riley Bringing more people and their money to Manhattan

12 Why do people ride the bus?

13 aTa Ridershipby the Numbers The demand for service has increased by 65.26% in the just the last two years!! In 2008 aTa Bus served a record 685 unique individuals aTa Bus anticipates serving 747 unique individuals by the end 2009

14 aTa Ridershipby the Numbers In 2008, aTa Bus provided 30,969 rides Today, aTa Bus is providing rides/day (thats 36,385 rides per year!)

15 Where Rides Go To / Come From?

16 Where Do aTa Riders Go in Manhattan?

17 The Future of aTa Bus…. Fixed Routes are the most cost effective way to deliver public transportation Fixed Routes will reduce the cost per ride Fixed Routes will significantly increase capacity

18 Other Fixed Route Services

19 Next Steps…. KDOT has approved $60,000 to fund the Transit Plan update The City of Manhattan will contribute $15,000 to fund the update The update will begin later this year

20 Next Steps…. Riley County aTa has been approved for $520,000 in Stimulus funding 5-20 passenger buses w/ lifts ($325,000) $135,000 State of the art Dispatching equipment, including mobile data terminals, software and radio equipment $60,000 for bus stops and shelters for Manhattan and Ogden

21 This Years Budget Request... For 2010, aTa Bus is requesting $90,000 aTa Bus plans to implement two citywide fixed routes From 2007 to today, aTa Bus has grown from 90.4 to rides per day Fixed routes are… The most cost effective way to deliver public transportation The most efficient way to meet growing demand for public transportation

22 What does Manhattan Get for Its Money? aTa Bus meets Manhattanites basic human needs aTa Bus is independence aTa Bus is dignity and autonomy aTa Bus is a means of self-reliance... for Manhattan taxpayers

23 Questions... …..Providing independence Fostering Manhattans Economy…..


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