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Tennessee Transit 2025 October 8 Public Meeting Knoxville.

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1 Tennessee Transit 2025 October 8 Public Meeting Knoxville

2 Tennessee Department of Transportation Organization

3 Office of Public Transportation What We Do Transit planning, marketing, and technical assistance Capital/operating assistance Elderly/disabled programs Ridesharing assistance Transit system training Student internship program Park and ride lot development Resource coordination

4 Tennessee Transit Today 23 transit agencies state-wide Ridership 29 million in 2001 (up 13.6% since 1998) $45.6 million - capital improvements in 2001 $106.9 million - operating funds in 2001

5 State Transit Funding In Millions of $$ 2000 2001 20022003

6 Metropolitan/Regional Transit Five Systems 25.8 million trips in 2001 660 Total Vehicles in 2001 RTA

7 KAT Knoxville Area Transit Fixed route service 16 routes, 2.3 million trips 68 vehicles One of the fastest growing systems Ridership Up Express buses – 3 routes Trolley routes – 3 routes Paratransit – 11 vehicles, 31,561 trips Projects: Replace 10 buses each year New transit center - $17.6 million

8 Urban Transit Systems 6 Systems 1.2 million trips in 2001 89 Total Vehicles

9 ORPT Oak Ridge Public Transit Demand response 3 vehicles, 7,805 trips Taxi Voucher Program 34,764 trips Projects: Taxi coupon program for elderly and disabled persons New marketing initiative Logos, etc.

10 Trolley Systems 3 Systems 1.4 million trips in 2001 44 Total Vehicles

11 Rural Public Transit 11 Systems – 95 Counties 1.Delta HRA 2.Northwest TN HRA 3.Southwest HRA 4.Mid-Cumberland HRA 5.South Central TN DD 6.Upper Cumberland HRA 7.Southeast TN HRA 8.Hamilton County 9.East TN HRA 10.Hancock County 11.First TN HRA 1.4 million trips in 2001 649 vehicles

12 East TN Human Resource Agency Counties Served: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox (non-urbanized area), Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Service Area Population: 663,334 Trips Provided in FY 2001: 211,994 50% funding generated by trips for TennCare clients GPS- In the process of installing mobile data terminals

13 Emerging Transit Markets Towns become urban – Cleveland, Morristown and Murfreesboro New transit system – City of Franklin in May 2003 Service feasibility studies – Murfreesboro and Sevierville Bus rapid transit study – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

14 Transit System Issues Funding New technology Capital facilities Demand for paratransit service rising dramatically Service development and marketing Land use planning and development

15 Transit Benefits (From Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Access to employment and medical services Positive economic and environmental impacts Urban transit returns $2.00-2.50 for each $1.00 invested Rural transit has positive cost-benefit ratio

16 Transit Vision Customer-centered alternatives to private automobiles TDOT is multimodal mobility manager

17 What is the Transit Plan?

18 2025 Transit Plan Part of TDOTs long-range multimodal plan Documents current transit services and future needs, costs, funding, marketing Identifies major future projects Contains transit agency and public input

19 Transit Plan Goals and Objectives Initial Findings Plan Schedule

20 Draft Goals and Objectives Triple ridership by 2025 Improve service quality and safety Create transit systems and services that enhance quality of life Establish stable/reliable funding Promote best practices Encourage public-private partnerships Develop user-friendly modal connections

21 Benefits of Growing Transit Ridership by 2025 Quality of Life Reduce traffic congestion Support livable communities Air Quality in Metropolitan Areas Social Benefits Transportation for older citizens & others Economic costs of new infrastructure

22 Transit Ridership Growth is Achievable! Increase service to match growth in population Start service in new emerging markets Construct New Start transit projects: Memphis Light Rail Nashville Commuter Rail Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge / Sevierville BRT

23 Transit Ridership Growth Ridership in 2001 29 Million Ridership in 2025 90 Million

24 Programmatic Improvement Areas Vehicle Procurement Improve procurement process and reduce costs Planning TDOT facilitate peer review program among local transit agencies

25 Programmatic Improvement Areas, cont. Safety and Training Oversight Enhance training Link up with insurers for training and technology Marketing Clarify roles for all parties (including TDOT) Help organize and support transit advocacy

26 Programmatic Improvement Areas, cont. Technology Transfer TDOT overall transit technology program management Access TN university research centers for help

27 Funding Objectives Predictable and consistent funding stream Adequate and growing Allows multi-year commitments to large capital projects Allows state to plan for or limit exposure for state share of high capital cost projects Funding alternatives will be developed in TDOT Multi-Modal Plan

28 Cost of Additional Service 2002 Operating Costs 2010 Operating Costs Rural Systems $ 19.2 M$ 22.4 M Small Urban Systems $ 8.6 M$ 19.2 M Metropolitan Systems $ 86.8 M$ 139.0 M Total$ 111.7 M$ 174.1 M Operating Cost Requirements (millions of year 2000 dollars)

29 Cost of Additional Service 2003-2010 Capital Costs 2011-2025 Capital Costs Rural Projects $ 43 M$ 91 M Urban Projects Excluding New Starts $ 362 M$ 485 M Urban New Start Projects $ 859 M$1,016 M Total$ 1,264 M$ 1,592 M Capital Costs (millions of year 2000 dollars)

30 Options for New Local Funding Increase gasoline tax Increase non-gasoline motor fuel tax (diesel and CNG) Special sales tax Increase vehicle registration fee Vehicle excise / personal property tax

31 Preparing the Plan Steering Committee Transit agencies speak out on goals/needs Extensive public outreach Stakeholder groups and user surveys Details on TDOT Web Site

32 Plan Schedule June-October 2003: review, comment, public involvement Early fall 2003: finalize as transit resource document for long-range multimodal transportation plan

33 Transit Plan is One Part of the Long-Range Multimodal Plan Aviation Plan Bike/Pedestrian Plan Freight Plan Highway Plan Rail Plan Transit Plan The long-range multimodal planning process will begin this year and take about 18 months.

34 Now its your turn... How you can help shape the plan


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