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1 Park and Ride Presentation Jared Forte- AGM LexTran March 15, 2011

2 What we will discuss "Never let what you cannot do stop you from doing what you CAN do!" Stephen Pierce:Stephen Pierce: LexTran Facts Successful Park and Rides Unsuccessful Park and Rides Temporary Park and Rides What we have learned New efforts

3 LexTran Serving total population of 282,114 (2008) Service area- 67 square miles # employees-190 # fixed routes- 28 # vehicles- 78 fixed route buses # bus stops # bus shelters- 83

4 LexTran ARRA Bus shelters Benches Buses Upgraded information/security technology: Scheduling software Security cameras AVL/GPS system Electronic fareboxes Radio system

5 Wal-Mart Park and Ride Route: 27 Nicholasville Express Monday Through Friday 2 AM trips starting at 6:30 A.M. 2 PM trips starting at 4:30 P.M 23 Parking Spaces

6 How we got started It started with a vision 2007 Strategic Plan GOAL #1: IMPROVE COMMUNITY'S AWARENESS OF LEXTRAN AND ITS BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY COA completed in 2008

7 Lexington Mall From: Zynda, Zane Sent: Thursday, November 29, :56 PM To: Jared Forte Subject: RE: Proposal for Park and Ride at Lexington Mall location Jared, At this time we respectfully decline, until we can solidify our plans for the redevelopment of the project. Zane Zynda, CSM Regional Property Manager Southeast Division Saul Centers, Inc.

8 From: Dave Riggins Sent: Monday, September 29, :33 PM To: Joseph David Subject: Park and Ride Locations Joey, Rocky asked me to contact you regarding assistance with park and ride locations. Specifically, we are trying to determine protocol and contacts for park-and-ride commuter lots. We have been attempting to identify locations near major interstate intersections. One that comes to mind is a large area at the entry/exit ramp to I-75/64 Paris Pike. I believe someone told me that it is owned by the state and has the potential to be used as a park and ride commuter lot? Are there areas along interstate intersections that are designed with this potential purpose? How do we go about making contacts to discuss the potential? Any ideas or input would be helpful.

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10 I-75 South exit 113 Paris Pike

11 I-75 South exit 120 Horse Park

12 Temporary Park and Ride Locations Red Mile UK Campus Legends Ball Park Transit Center

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17 Coldstream From:Dave Riggins Sent:Wednesday, October 29, :27 AM To:'Carpenter, Tina R' Cc:Rocky Burke; Tracy Sewell; Jared Forte; Carlos Rowland Subject:RE: Coldstream Park and Ride Dear Tina, Thank you for your recommendation for revised operating hours inside Coldstream. Based on your request, LexTran will operate on the following schedule: LexTran will service Coldstream on these am trips: 6:16 6:46 7:16 7:46 8:16 8:46 LexTran will service Coldstream on these pm trips: 4:16 4:46 5:16 5:46 6:16 6:46 We anticipate making these changes effective Monday, November 17. We will continue to monitor ridership along the route and make adjustments as necessary. Thanks for your willingness to collaborate with us and we look forward to the possibility of expanding in the future. Sincerely, Dave Riggins Director, Community Affairs

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19 From: Tracy Sewell Sent: Monday, April 05, :56 AM To: 'Rocky Burke' Cc: 'Jared Forte' Subject: Lakeview Golf Course Rocky, I am please to announce that Mr. Jerry Hancock has given us approval to use Lakeview Golf Course as a Park N Ride location. Have a great day! Tracy Sewell

20 Lakeside Golf Course Route: 27 Richmond Rd. Express (discontinued) Monday Through Friday 3 AM trips starting at 6:30 A.M. 2 PM trips starting at 4:30 P.M. Approximately 15 spots Ended 2/4/2011

21 Challenges Location Location Location How to let people know My Car is faster Perception of the bus Cost (Richmond Road cost of route Where should we go Ridership

22 Lessons Learned Need a generator Need partners Stop location needs to be convenient Stop location needs to show an advantage No other cars there (Wal-Mart had inherent security)

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24 Zoning Ordinance Ms. Mattingly & Mr. Burke, I have recently received the hard copy of LexTrans formal request for an amendment to our local Big Box Design Guidelines so that additional Park & Ride facilities can be provided, or at least encouraged, here in Lexington-Fayette County. As you may or may not be aware, these Guidelines are reviewed in light of development plans filed for consideration by the Urban County Planning Commission for buildings that are to be larger than 80,000 square feet in size, and which are to be located in many of our commercial zoning districts. As such, developments like the Wal-Mart on Nicholasville Road at Man o War Boulevard are subject to review and comparison with these adopted Guidelines.

25 Zoning Continued With your request, the Planning Services staff will begin drafting an amendment to the 15 current Guidelines to incorporate your proposed addition. Once that is completed and reviewed in-house (hopefully in a matter of a few weeks), we will be in a position to introduce this to the Planning Commission at one of their monthly Work Sessions. The next two that are scheduled are on April 15 and May 20. I would encourage you, or any representative from LexTran, to attend that work session, and we can even inform the Commissions Chair that you would like to comment on the proposal. By your attendance, you can learn along with us of any issues, concerns or questions of the 11-member Planning Commission. With their blessing, we can then place this item on one of their meeting agendas for consideration. Regardless, we can let you know of any meeting the Commission sets to consider amending their Guidelines. If you have any questions about the next steps in this process, please feel free to contact me or any member of the Planning Services staff. Bill Sallee Planning Manager Planning Services Section LFUCG Division of Planning (859)

26 Zoning Continued Max & Jared, I wanted to personally thank you for your support of our efforts and for being present yesterday at the PC Work Session to do so. I hope to ask the Commission to initiate the text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance at the conclusion of next Thursday afternoons meeting. If they do so, there will likely be a public hearing before that body in late September or October. We will let you know of the date and time for that scheduled public hearing (on the pink sheet proposal and the Design Guidelines change) when they are known. Thanks again, and I hope you have a great weekend! Bill

27 Addition to the existing Zoning Ordinance 16-10(b)ALLOWABLE TRANSIT STOP REDUCTIONS - Sites located within three hundred (300) feet of a transit stop with a shelter may be allowed a ten percent (10%) reduction of the minimum required parking. Sites located within three hundred (300) feet of a transit stop without a shelter may be allowed a five percent (5%) reduction of the minimum required parking. If the site is located within three hundred (300) feet of more than one transit stop, the maximum reduction allowed will be ten percent (10%) for this specific parking reduction. Provision of a transit stop shall not count against the otherwise required minimum for the calculation of the maximum parking allowed.

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