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1 Wherever Your Path May Lead …. RTS Takes You There! Gainesville 101: Fall 2014 Citizens Academy October 15,

2 Transit Director (1) Transit Program Coordinator (1) Transit Program Coordinator (1) Account Clerks (3) Transit Maintenance Mgr. (1) Transit Maintenance Mgr. (1) Transit Operations Mgr. (1) Transit Operations Mgr. (1) Department Mktg/Comm Sup. (1) Department Mktg/Comm Sup. (1) Chief Transit Planner (1) Chief Transit Planner (1) Mktg/Comm Spec. (1) Planning Assistant (1) Transit Planners (2) Staff Specialist (2) TOTAL EMPLOYEES FTE* *does not include Buyer II, or interns TOTAL EMPLOYEES FTE* *does not include Buyer II, or interns Transit Operators (205) Transit Operators (205) Assistant Transit Operations Mgr.(1) Transit Supervisors (11) Trainer (1) Dispatchers (3) Clerks (3) Maintenance Worker I (1) Assistant Transit Operations Mgr.(1) Transit Supervisors (11) Trainer (1) Dispatchers (3) Clerks (3) Maintenance Worker I (1) Customer Serv. Support Spec. (2) Customer Serv. Support Spec. (2) Assistant Transit Maintenance Manager (1) Transit Fleet Supervisors (3) Transit Fleet Mechanic II (11) Transit Fleet Mechanic I (11) Vehicle Service Attendants (11) Parts Specialists (3) Maintenance Worker III (2) Maintenance Worker I (3) Assistant Transit Maintenance Manager (1) Transit Fleet Supervisors (3) Transit Fleet Mechanic II (11) Transit Fleet Mechanic I (11) Vehicle Service Attendants (11) Parts Specialists (3) Maintenance Worker III (2) Maintenance Worker I (3) Transit Services Coordinator ADA (1) Transit Services Coordinator ADA (1) Mktg/Comm Assistant (1) Mktg/Comm Assistant (1) Buyer II (1) Technical Systems Analyst Sr. (.5) Planning Intern (2) Mktg/Comm Intern (1) Mktg/Comm Intern (1) FY 14 RTS Organization Chart 2

3 Service Area: 82 sq. miles Service Area Population: 159,508 UZA 290 employees Fleet Size: 123 buses Fleet Age: 8 years City Routes:33 (87 buses) Campus Routes:9 (18 buses) Later Gator: 5 (13 buses) ADA Service 22 (vans) RTS contracts with MV Transportation Serving Our Community 3

4 City Routes 4

5 5 Campus Routes

6 Later Gator Routes 6

7 Serving Our Community FY 2013 Productivity *does not include campus or later gator 7

8 RTS Fiscal Year Ridership ( ) 8

9 Passenger Trips per Capita (2012) 9

10 Passenger Trips per Revenue Hour (2012) 10

11 Operating Expense per Passenger Trip (2012) 11

12 12 Fares RTS Fare Schedule Cash Fare (One Way Only) All-Day Pass Monthly Pass Semester Pass Adults$1.50$3.00$ Senior Citizens 65+$0.75$3.00$ Students Grade K-12 $0.75$3.00$17.50 $60.00 No ID Required Medicaid & Medicare Recipients $0.75$3.00$ Valid Photo ID Required Veterans & Active Duty Military $0.75$3.00$ Valid Veteran/Military Photo ID Required University of Florida and Santa Fe College Students, Faculty & Staff Unlimited Prepaid Access with Valid Gator 1 ID Shands, City of Gainesville & GRU Employees Unlimited Prepaid Access with Valid Employee Photo ID Veterans Affairs, Florida Works, Job Corps, Oaks Mall, Skanska & Alachua County Employees* Unlimited Prepaid Access with Valid Employee Photo ID UF Retirees Unlimited Prepaid Access with Valid Employee Photo ID ADA Certified Persons Unlimited Prepaid Access with Valid ADA Photo ID *Contact employer for eligibility Note: Passes only valid for Day/Month/Semester purchased and not valid for special services

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14 Marketing Program Customer Service, Advertising and Website Alternative Fuel Program Employee Pass Program Discount Pass Program (for non-profits) Bus Tracking System: “Gator Locator” Google Online Trip Planner ADA and Paratransit Program 14 RTS Programs

15 Bus Advertising – Interior & Exterior Bus Wraps Exterior Ads Interior Ads Website Banners Print Advertising Schedules Revenue over $ 388,000 in FY14 15 Marketing Program

16 Web Site 16

17 Google Transit RTS Online Trip Planner Enter Travel Details to Access RTS Trip Planner 17 Go to rts.c omom and Click on RTS Trip Planner

18 Bus Tracking System: “Gator Locator” New Mobile App & Desktop Version Shown 18

19 19 Become a fan of RTS on Facebook to receive rider alerts and other updates Marketing Program: Social Media

20 Entire RTS fleet running Biodiesel B20 Blend 20 % Biodiesel 80 % Petroleum Diesel 5 Hybrid Buses Researching CNG Options (Compressed Natural Gas) 20 Alternative Fuel Program

21 Employee Bus Pass Program AgencyEmployeesAmount City 1,324$ 8, County 200$ 1, GRU 862$ 5, Florida Works 750$ 5, Job Corps 200$ 1, Oaks Mall 350$ 2, SFC 1,020$ 6, Shands 8,265$ 55, Skanska 100$ UF employees and spouses14,219$ 95, UF retirees 2,282$ 15, VA Hospital 2,630$ 17, TOTAL32,202$217,

22 Discount Pass Program Pilot program provides not-for-profit groups with discount pass options for their clientele Groups purchase BOGO passes Buy-One-Get-One match Pay full price for 1 st pass and Get 2 nd pass at no charge FDOT funded program for 2013 and 2014 $10,000 total funding each year 10 groups helped in groups participating in

23 ADA and Paratransit RTS Contracts with MV Transportation to provide Paratransit Service and Demand Response Service. MV provides approximately 10,000 trips a month. RTS leases MV 22 Cutaway Paratransit vans to provide service to Alachua County and the City of Gainesville. 23

24 Current Projects Facility Construction (completion late 2014) Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Transit Development Plan (TDP) Bus Stop Improvements New Fare Box Revenue Collection System Security Cameras at Rosa Park Station 24

25 25 Existing facility only houses buses. RTS fleet now has 123 buses Received $38 million in FTA Grants 150-bus facility (phase I) and additional 50-bus parking facility (phase II) Construction 95% complete Fully functional by Jan Facility Expansion

26 26 New Facility Site

27 New Fareboxes Faster boarding Swipe card technology Issues credit vouchers for overpayment (>$0.25) Daily pass = 24 hour pass Monthly pass = 31 days (Daily and Monthly passes valid for time shown after first use in farebox) 27

28 RTS Challenges Reduction in Revenues (Federal, State and City) Identifying Future Funding: Capital Projects (Buses, amenities, equipment, etc.) Service Enhancements Technology Applications Funds for Capital Projects Record High Ridership & Fuel Prices Service Expansion Demands 28

29 Proposed 8-year, 1 cent sales tax on Nov. 4 ballot If passed by voters, eligible projects include Increased frequency on weekdays & weekends Extended hours of operation on routes New weekend service (Routes 2, 6, 24 & 62) Better accessibility at bus stops (ADA) More stop amenities like benches & shelters New buses to replace aging ones Senior transportation options New routes 29

30 Join us to Celebrate 40 Years Transit Service to Our Community 30

31 Thank You! Hop on Board or Check out the RTS Web site 31


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