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1 WMATA’s FY2010 Budget Presented to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation Council of the District of Columbia The Honorable Jim Graham, Chairman by John B. Catoe, Jr., General Manager Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority April 20, 2009

2  Increasing ridership demand  Rising cost of operations, including paratransit 2010 transit budget challenges  Global financial crisis impacts state & local funding ability  Aging systems require more maintenance Page 1

3 Preliminary budget numbers  Operating budget, $1.3 billion  Capital budget, $0.4 billion for FY2010 Metro Matters projects  Reimbursable operating projects, $17.3 million Page 2

4 Metro’s FY2010 budget process - Part 1: Operating budget  The Finance, Administration & Oversight Committee began monthly working sessions in January to resolve the projected budget shortfall  An operating budget shortfall is projected  Initial Board guidance – Start with: -No fare increase -No increase in total local government subsidies -Consider staffing and cost reductions -Consider service adjustments Page 3

5 Recap - FY2009 jurisdictional contributions Page 4 $179M$535M excludes debt MD DC VA hide

6 Building the operating budget - as of January 8, 2009 starting point Page 5  $154 million projected budget gap, 11% of total budget –Ridership growth insufficient to offset other revenue decline, $17 million –Baseline expenses up by $137 million – Largest increases are in contractual labor costs ($44M), energy ($13M), pension losses ($45M) and MetroAccess ($17M)  Management’s initial proposal : –$81 million staffing and other cost reductions. (Metro has begun eliminating positions and laying-off employees, including over 300 from administrative functions so far) –$ 73 million reductions in bus, rail and paratransit service

7 Ridership assumptions  Mid-year FY2009 results (July through December, 2008): – Metrorail +4% actual ridership growth, 1% above budget – Metrobus +3% actual ridership growth, 2% above budget – MetroAccess +21% actual ridership growth, +4% above budget FY2010 budget assumes these actual growth rates continue Page 6

8 Operating revenue summary graphic - as of 1/8/09 Page 7 Passenger revenueNon-passenger revenue dollars in millions

9 Operating expense summary graphic - as of 1/8/09 dollars in millions Page 8

10 Progress of Board work sessions - operating budget shortfall Page 9

11 Jurisdiction partner proposals - service reduction + subsidy adjustment Page 10

12  The proposed cuts are part of an overall effort to reduce Metro’s $29 million budget gap for FY 2010, which begins July 1, 2009  Proposed Metrobus service cuts and adjustments discussed at the public hearings net to approximately $13.5 million of budget reductions  Proposed changes to Metrobus service in the District of Columbia: –Eliminate routes M2 and D5; alternate routes available: F14 and D6 –Minimal increase to intervals between buses during rush hours on multiple routes. Larger buses will expand capacity for the H6 New express service on 16 th Street began March 30 Public hearings - proposed service reductions Page 11

13  A total of six public hearings were held from April 13 through April 17  Two hearings were held in the District of Columbia: –Wednesday, April 15 at Saint Francis Xavier Church, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE –Friday, April 17 at Metro Headquarters Building, 600 Fifth Street, NW  The public hearings invited comments on the proposed FY 2010 budget and on proposed service adjustments to selected Metrobus routes Public hearings - status report Page 12

14  Metro’s FY2010 annual capital budget combines two distinct capital programs: Metro’s FY2010 budget process - Part 2: Capital budget  Budgeted expenditures for the Metro Matters program year  Continuation of Metro’s FY2009 “Stimulus” program, federally funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Page 13

15  The Metro Matters financing plan anticipated a need for issuing long-term debt – Metro intends to issue bonds this spring, subject to Board approval  The debt issued will be used to fund prior year capital expenditures which to date have been funded through the commercial paper program Metro Matters  FY2005 through FY2010 program proceeding in accordance with the Metro Matters Funding Agreement  FY2010 budgeted capital expenditures for the year are $487 million  All jurisdictional contributions are occurring on budget and on schedule Page 14

16 FY10 Metro Matters budget development - use of funds summary Page 15

17 FY10 Metro Matters budget development - source of funds summary Page 16

18 FY10 Metro Matters budget development - summary debt strategy Page 17

19  Pending receipt of formal direction, the District has indicated it will decide to opt-in to the bonding program and pay its share of the debt service. A debt service amount of $12.8 million for this purpose is included in the District’s FY2010 budget Metro Matters bonding - “opt out” provision for jurisdiction partners  The Metro Matters Funding Agreement (MMFA) provides for debt issuance as a component of the overall financing strategy  In lieu of issuing MMFA bonds, each jurisdiction has the option to pay the Authority its share of the proposed bond issuance amount, i.e. the “opt out” provision Page 18

20 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act - $202M allocation to Metro Metro’s focus is regional and benefits accrue to each of our jurisdictional partners Page 19 Project Categories (dollars in millions)

21 Metro’s “Stimulus” program - spending continues into FY2010  DC highlights –New fare media sales center at Metro Center –Upgrades to SmarTrip machines at DC Metrorail stations –Red Line work between Rhode Island Avenue and Judiciary Square –Expand the chemical detection system and buy emergency evacuation carts for DC Metrorail stations –Increase security at our Bladensburg bus facility, and rehabilitate rest rooms at both the Bladensburg and Western garages Page 20

22  Action plan: –Prioritize capital needs inventory to support Authority goals –Determine Federal and local sources of funding, timing and amounts –Structure arrangement for receiving non-federal funds Beyond Metro Matters  Staff are developing options for Metro’s next capital improvement program  Discussions with external stakeholders will begin in June Page 21

23 Transit Infrastructure Investment Fund - status of D.C. TIIF balances Page 22

24  DC Circulator highlights: –Over 8 million riders since inception, July 2008 –2 new routes added in March for a total of 5 routes connecting city neighborhoods. New routes are Woodley Park-Adams Morgan- McPherson Square Metro and Union Station-Navy Yard –Purchased 14 Van Hool 30-foot buses. All will be placed into revenue service this month. Metro’s FY2010 budget process - Part 3: Reimbursable project budgets  DC Circulator bus = $17 million  Transportation Technology School = $334 thousand Page 23

25  May 14 - Finance, Administration and Oversight Committee –FY 2010 Ridership and Revenue Update –FY 2010 Final Budget Review –Approve Terms of Metro Matters Bond Issue –Approve Actions recommended as a result of Public Hearings  June 11 - Finance, Administration and Oversight Committee –Approve FY 2010 budget for referral to Board of Directors –Closeout New York Avenue capital project (Board approval to set the final project budget and to return to the District of Columbia the residual funds) –Closeout Navy Yard capital project (Board approval to set the final project budget and to return to the District of Columbia the residual funds)  June 25 – Board of Directors approval of the FY2010 budget Next steps Page 24

26 Appendix Page 25

27 FY10 Metro Matters budget development - use of funds Page 26

28 FY10Metro Matters budget development - source of funds Page 27

29 FY10 Metro Matters budget development - debt strategy Page 28

30 Metro’s “Stimulus” program - approved project list Page 29

31  Vienna (Monday 4/13): Attendance: 5 people, excluding Metro/County staff # of Speakers: 5  West Hyattsville (Monday, 4/13): Attendance: approx 120 # of speakers: 38  Wheaton (Tuesday, 4/14): Attendance: Approximately 70 people, excluding Metro staff # of Speakers: 28  Arlington (Wednesday, 4/15): Attendance: Approximately 25 people, excluding Metro staff # of Speakers: 16  SE Washington DC (Wednesday, 4/15): Attendance: Approximately people, excluding Metro staff # of Speakers: 18  NW Washington, DC Metro Headquarters (Friday, 4/17): Attendance: 150 excluding Metro staff. # of Speakers: 50 (The number of speakers are those that actually spoke at the hearings) Link to WMATA website: 3_landing.cfm 3_landing.cfm Public Hearings - attendance and no. of speakers Page 30


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