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09/18/2018 08 2018-2023 Transit Development Plan and 2017 Annual Report1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 8. For Meeting of: September 18, 2018 ITEM TITLE: Resolution adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2018-2023 and annual report for 2017 SUBMITTED BY: Scott Schafer, Public Works Director Alvie Maxey, Transit Manager, 576-6415 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Yakima Transit is required under RCW 35.58.2795 to prepare a Six -Year Transit Development Plan (Six -Year Plan) for the current calendar year and the ensuing five years by September 1st of each year. The annual plan is mandated to receive State and Federal grant funding. The Six -Year Plan must be consistent with comprehensive plans adopted by counties, cities, and towns and is required to contain information as to how the municipality intends to meet state and local long-range priorities for public transportation, capital improvements, significant operating changes planned for the system, and how Yakima Transit intends to fund plan needs. The Six - Year Transit Development Plan is reviewed and updated each year and is used as a guide in planning Transit programs and capital projects. The Six -Year Plan must specifically set forth projects of regional significance for inclusion in the Transportation Improvement Plan within that region. In developing the Plan, Yakima Transit must also consider policy recommendations affecting public transportation contained in the State Transportation Policy Plan approved by the State Transportation Commission. No public comments were received at the Public Hearing held on September 5, 2018 regarding the Six -Year Transit Development Plan 2018-2023 and Annual Report for 2017 which is attached for City Council review. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Trust and Accountability APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager 2 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: The Six -Year Transit Development Plan 2018-2023 and Annual Report for 2017 was submitted to the Healthy Communities & Neighborhood Building Committee at its September 13, 2018 meeting. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date O Resolution - TDP 2017, 2018-2023 9/6/2018 O Transit Development Plan 2017, 2018-2023 9/6/2018 O Public Outreach for TDP 2017, 2018-2023 9/6/2018 Type Resd ution Exhibit Backup Material 3 RESOLUTION NO. R -2018- A RESOLUTION adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2018-2023 and annual report for 2017. WHEREAS, Yakima Transit is required, under RCW § 35.58.2795, to prepare a Six -Year Transit Development Plan for the calendar year and the ensuing five years annually, consistent with the comprehensive plan required under the Growth Management Act; and WHEREAS, the Transit Development Plan 2018-2023 and 2017 Annual Report provides updated information to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on development of the various transit components undertaken by Yakima Transit and contains Yakima Transit's short-range and long-range priorities for public transportation, capital improvements, and significant operating changes planned for the system during that period; and, WHEREAS, this document is used by WSDOT to prepare an annual report for the Washington State Legislature summarizing the status of public transportation systems in the State; and WHEREAS, it is in the City's best interests to adopt the Transit Development Plan 2018- 2023 and 2017 Annual Report; and WHEREAS, on September 5, 2018, an open -record public hearing was held at Public Works, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd, Yakima, WA. No comments were received during the public hearing or by mail, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan 2018-2023 and 2017 Annual Report are hereby approved and adopted for implementation, as of the date of this resolution's enactment by the City of Yakima, City Council. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 18th day of September, 2018. Kathy Coffey, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk 4 Yakima Transit Transit Development Plan Annual Report for 2017 And Six-year Plan 2018-2023 Adopted by the Yakima Coun 1 Reported Annually Resolution Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 5 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Table of Contents Sec. Title Page Introduction 3 I. Organization 3 IL Physical Plant 5 III. Transportation Service 5 W. Short & Long -Range Public Transportation Operating & Capital Improvement Projects 7 V. Community Enhancement Connections 9 VI. Program Funding 10 VII. Significant Operating & Capital Changes, 2015-2020 14 VIII. Summary 14 Appendix A: Operating Financial Data, 2015-2020 15 Appendix B: Public Hearing Notice 17 Appendix C: Six -Year Transit Improvement Plan - Project List 18 Appendix D: Service Data by Mode 19 Appendix E: Fixed -Route Map (Yakima) 21 Appendix F: Fixed -Route Map (Selah) 22 Appendix G: Commuter Map (Ellensburg) 23 Appendix H: Other Service Data by Jurisdiction 24 YAKIMA TRANSIT Alvie Maxey, Transit Manager Naeem Kara, Transit Office Assistant 2 Acknowledgements CITY OF YAKIMA Scott Schafer, Public Works Director Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 6 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. INTRODUCTION The Transit Development Plan 2018-2023 and 2017 Annual Report provides updated information to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on development of public transportation components undertaken by Yakima Transit and includes Yakima Transit's 2017 accomplishments and proposed action strategies for 2018 to 2023. Under RCW § 35.58.2795, Yakima is required to prepare a six-year transit development plan and annual report and submit it to WSDOT. WSDOT uses this document to prepare an annual report for the Washington State Legislature summarizing the status of State public transportation systems. The document is also used to notify the public about completed, current, or planned projects. In order for this document to be effective, the Yakima City Council must approve the document following a public hearing. This plan is required to be updated each year in order for Yakima Transit to fully inform the Federal Transit Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, Yakima City Council, and the Public of projects that have been undertaken and are planned to be undertaken. Because this is a plan, not every project will be completed when planned in the document and some projects may never be started as a result of changed conditions or other factors. SECTION I: ORGANIZATION History In 1907, the City of Yakima's public transportation originated with a steel -rail streetcar system. The Yakima Valley Transportation Company operated the first transit service. Motorized buses were introduced in 1924 as a supplement to the rail streetcar routes. The City's all -electric streetcars were discontinued in 1947 when the services offered switched to an all -motor bus system. In 1957, a private provider began operating the bus system. The private provider discontinued service in 1966 and for four months no public transportation services were operated in the City of Yakima. In the fall of 1966, Yakima citizens voted to approve the State's first household tax to financially support a public transit system and public transit services were re-established under contract with a private provider. In October 1970, the City purchased the assets of the financially -troubled private provider and continued transit services as a City -owned and operated public transit system. In November 1980, Yakima citizens approved a 0.3% transit sales tax that replaced the City's household tax as the transit system's method of financial support. Currently, the Federal Transit Administration classifies Yakima Transit as a small urbanized transit system serving a population between 50,000 and 200,000 people. Yakima Transit's services include Fixed -route, Paratransit (Dial -A -Ride), Vanpool, and Commuter bus service between Yakima and Ellensburg. As a result of the American's with Disabilities Act, Dial -A - Ride services were added in 1992. Vanpool was established in 1998 in order to provide transportation services to workers who travel outside the area to locations like Hanford. The Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter started at the end of November 2011, to provide transportation services for faculty, staff, and students traveling to either the Yakima Valley Community College or Central Washington University. Those schools account for approximately 70% of Commuter ridership. In June 2014, Yakima Transit took the main partnership role in making sure the program is operated to meet partnership and community needs. Organizational Structure The Yakima City Council is ultimately responsible for Yakima Transit's operations. Several management layers help control Transit activities & programs including the City Manager, Public Works Director, and 3 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Transit Manager. The City Manager and Public Works Director report back to the City Council on Transit activities and address Transit policies and finances. The Transit Manager oversees the daily operational activities of the Transit System, which is overseen by the Public Works Director and City Manager. As of December 31, 2017, Yakima Transit directly employed 60 employees in Administration, Fixed route, Paratransit, and Vanpool services. Transit staff positions are generally frontline positions. MELO Officer Yakima Transit A Division of the City, of Yakima Organizational Chart City Council # t fcl akin& Pokey #EaEeg EC Etc 4e Rev ed Judy 2018 Service k Vehicle leaner, In 2016, Yakima Transit replaced the Marketing and Program Administrator with a Community Transportation Coordinator and replaced a Department Assistant II position with a Transit Office Assistant. There were no staffing changes made in 2017. 4 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 7 8 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Yakima Transit pays for various administrative services through the City of Yakima including Legal, Human Resources, Vehicle Maintenance, Purchasing, Information Technology, and Financial Services. Yakima Transit also contracts with private organizations for Paratransit & Commuter services. Medstar, LLC, operates the Dial -A -Ride service and in 2017 employed approximately 38 employees consisting of an Office Manager, Dispatchers, Schedulers, Drivers, Vehicle Cleaners, and Mechanics. In 2017, A&A Motorcoach operated the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter, employing up to eight Drivers, a Supervisor, and a Maintenance person. Citizens can address their Transit concerns directly to the City Council Members during any regularly scheduled Council meeting. The City Council also solicits public comments on transit specific issues during the review and adoption of the City's annual budget and Transit Development Plan. All City Council meetings and budget review meetings are broadcast live on local television and taped for rebroadcast online for those unable to attend the actual session. A Citizen's Advisory Committee meets quarterly and consists of members of the community with an interest in Transit, as well as, individuals who use Transit on a daily basis. The group is updated on Yakima Transit's projects and goals. They are asked to provide input on proposed projects, give public and system user comments on services they would like to see in the system, and comment on future services Yakima Transit could provide. Community participation helps Yakima Transit address passenger concerns. SECTION II: PHYSICAL PLANT LOCATIONS Yakima Transit's administrative and operations offices are located at 2301 Fruitvale Boulevard. Yakima Transit's Human Resources, Legal, & Financial services are provided by the City of Yakima either at the Public Works Facility, City Hall, or the Legal Center. Yakima Transit has a Transit Center in the Downtown Yakima core at 4th Street and Walnut. Yakima Transit provides three park and ride lots throughout Yakima at the following locations: Yakima Public Works Facility at 2301 Fruitvale Blvd; Chesterly Park at 40th Avenue and Powerhouse Road; and, the City of Yakima Information Center at Fair Avenue and Lincoln. SECTION III: TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Services During 2017, Yakima Transit served the cities of Yakima and Selah with Fixed -route, Paratransit, Vanpool services, and Commuter Services to Ellensburg with the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter. (Maps at Appx E, F, & G) Yakima Transit also promotes sidewalks, pathways, and bicycle routes. Yakima Transit provides the following connections to rail, air, and other fixed -route services: Union Gap Transit and the Community Connector (Lower Valley service). 5 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. i xed Route During 2017, Yakima Transit operated Fixed -route bus service along nine different routes that operate between the hours of 6:OOam and 7:OOpm within the cities of Yakima and Selah: • 9 routes Monday - Friday (6:OOam - 7:OOpm); • 9 routes on Saturdays (8:45am - 6:OOpm); and, • 6 routes on Sundays (8:OOam-4:OOpm). Weekday routes are operated on an hour & half-hour basis on most routes. Saturday & Sunday routes are operated on an hourly basis. Yakima Transit's system map, as illustrated in the Appendix E, depicts the 2017 fixed routes. Over the next six years, some routes may be cut, modified, or discontinued to maintain or expand more efficient routes. 9 Transit Routes 1 Summitview/Lincoln 2/2X Tieton/Nob Hill 3 Mead/Fruitvale 4 Fruitvale/Mead 5/5X Nob Hill/Tieton 6/6X Fair Ave/N. 1st Street 7/7X 40th Ave/Washington 9/9X Washington/40th Ave 10/10X Selah/N. 1st Street 11 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter Yakima Transit is continuously striving to provide an updated fleet for its passengers. In 2014, Yakima Transit replaced three buses, three more buses in 2016, and most recently, four buses in 2017 with the help of $2.4 Million in State and Federal grants. The bus purchases put Yakima Transit back on a regular vehicle replacement schedule. The next bus purchases are anticipated in 2021 and will potentially consist of electric buses meeting the State of Washington's alternative fuels regulations, if this is the most feasible option. Expansion routes outside of Yakima Transit's jurisdiction require service demand and funding support from either the State, Federal, or local jurisdictions (other than the City of Yakima). Other than the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter and contracted services into Selah, no other service extensions are planned for Yakima Transit outside their jurisdiction. Paratransit tr: nsft (Dial A Ride) In 2017, Yakima Transit provided paratransit services in the cities of Yakima & Selah. Dial -A -Ride services were available during the same operating schedule as Fixed -route services. Under contract with Medstar, LLC, complementary paratransit services were available to residents, who qualify for service under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Paratransit services are provided door-to- door, to eligible clients and serves the areas within the city limits of Yakima and Selah and some trips into the city of Union Gap. Over the next six years, Yakima Transit does not anticipate any changes to the paratransit program, except as it relates to any expansion of the fixed -route program and replacing vehicles. Vanp o Yakima Transit operates Vanpool services for residents of Yakima. Vanpool services are provided on a cost recovery basis; costs are covered by the users. Yakima Transit's vanpool program is still experiencing a slump in vanpool starts. There are currently 14 vans in operation, two vans less than there were at the end of 2015. When gas prices increase, Yakima Transit's vanpool services are anticipated to be used more, 20% growth anticipated over the next six years. Yakima Transit offers each vanpool commuter a guaranteed ride home, in the event they are sick, the vehicle breaks down, or other issues come up, which may be used up to four times per year. 6 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 10 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Park & Ftide ts Yakima Transit provides service to five park & ride lots: Chesterly Park at North 40th Ave and River Road, Gateway Center along Fair Avenue at I-82, and the Public Works Facility at N. 23rd Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard. The Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter utilizes the Firing Center Park & Ride Lot (Selah) and the Park & Ride lot located next to the Selah Civic Center in downtown Selah. Sch el Service Yakima Transit provides weekday non-exclusive transportation service to Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. The School Districts do not provide transportation services for students who live within a mile of the school; however, the school district purchases youth passes for the students to use. In 2017, School District passes accounted for 13% of fixed -route fares (total youth fares accounted for 19%). School district passes are not discounted. These routes run along the same route as normal routes and are generally filled up with more than 50-70 students boarding either before or after school. The school runs have the highest ridership per hour of all fixed -route runs and were initially setup because regular route buses were overcrowded making it difficult for other passengers to use the service either before or after school hours. Muitin dal C n ct ns Yakima Transit provides service to the following public transportation facilities/connections: • Greyhound Bus Terminal (5th Avenue & Walnut Street) • Lower/Upper Valley Community Connector (Yakima Transit Center) • Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter (Yakima Air Terminal, YVCC, and Yakima Transit Center) • Union Gap Transit & Yakima Airport (Routes 7 & 9) Fare Structure Single -ticket fares & monthly fares last increased March 2013. Fares are as follows: How much does i1 Adults (age 16 and over) ... Youths (age 6 - 17j ------ --. Reduced Fare (Persons 62/over, people with disabilit Medicare Card holders. Reduced Fare ID card with photo Yakima-Ellensurg Coniniuter Pre -School (under 6i accompanied by adult) ..., .. ----- --- Transfers (See Transfer polleya page 4) One gray fare 75 nd,,.,..,.`,..500 pguired for reduced Month y Passes $25.0 t #.00 $9.00 1f 50:00 .FREE FREE For fixed -route bus service, day passes are still offered at three times the cost of a single fare, or twice the fare for passes obtained after 9:15am. Fixed -route transfers are available for "one free ride" on any bus, on any route, during one of three time periods each day. Morning transfer tickets are valid until 9:15am. Mid-day transfer tickets are honored from 8:45am to 3:15pm and afternoon/evening transfers are effective from 2:45pm until the close of service. The boarding time determines which transfer the passenger receives. Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter transfers to the fixed -route system are free with the purchase of a Commuter ticket. 7 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 11 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. SECTION IV: SHORT & LONG-RANGE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPERATING & CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Local Operating Projects 1. Offer regional transit service connections to Kittitas County (Ellensburg/CWU Campus). Yakima Transit continues to operate the Yakima -Ellensburg service under contract. The previous funding cycle ended on 6/30/17, and the current grant cycle runs from 7/01/17 — 6/30/19. When compared to current years, the ridership in 2017 has remained steady with a slight increase in ridership. In 2018, Yakima Transit has received a grant to add an additional trial run to the Yakima - Ellensburg Commuter bus in the morning to better accommodate the College/University schedule. The Commuter bus will begin its route in each city at approximately 6:40 AM and will be arriving to their destination by 8:00 AM. On average, the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter provides more passenger trips than each of the four State operated Intercity Transits (Apple, Grape, Gold, & Dungeness Lines) at less than 1/3 of the combined miles travelled and at roughly 1/3 the combined cost. Grants are required to continue to keep the service operational, with the fare box recovery averaging around 10%. 2. Rebranding Logo. In an effort to freshen up Yakima Transit's look, Yakima Transit has redesigned their logo. The bus books and Yakima Transit's vehicles were all redesigned with the new logos. Rebranding efforts were completed at the end of 2017. 3. Fixed -Route Passenger Counters. In 2018, Yakima Transit plans on purchasing new software/IT equipment that will assist in collecting data for reporting purposes. Yakima Transit is required to collect and report this data on an annual basis to the State (Washington State Department of Transportation) and Federal (Federal Transit Authority) levels. 4. Paratransit Passenger Counters. In 2020, Yakima Transit anticipates equipping the paratransit fleet with passenger counter tablets similar to the fixed -route system tablets. Yakima Transit is required to collect and report this data on an annual basis to the State (Washington State Department of Transportation) and Federal (Federal Transit Authority) levels. 5. Security Cameras. Bus security cameras were upgraded in 2015, giving Yakima Transit the ability to have live video feed. In 2017 and early 2018, the Transit Center cameras were upgraded as well. Local Capital Projects 1. Vehicle Replacement. a. Buses. Three fixed -route buses arrived in March 2016 and four new fixed -route buses arrived in March 2017. All of Yakima Transit's fixed -route bus fleet are low -floor Gilligs. No more new buses are anticipated until 2021. b. Vanpool. Three new Vanpool vehicles arrived in 2017, replacing two 15 -passenger, and one 7 -passenger van. No more Vanpool vehicle replacements are anticipated until 2019. 8 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 12 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. c. Commuter. Yakima Transit does not own the vehicles used in the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter. The vehicles are owned and operated by the service provider, A&A Motorcoach. d. Dial A Ride. In 2016, Yakima Transit replaced several Dial -A -Ride vehicles - four minivans and three cutaways. These vehicles replaced older cutaways and minivans. With a newer fleet, no more vehicles are anticipated until 2020. e. Administrative. It has been several years since Yakima Transit upgraded their administration vehicle fleet. Yakima Transit replaced three vehicles in 2017. Two more Admin vehicles are anticipated in 2019. 2. Continue to maintain/improve ADA amenities within the transit system. Yakima Transit continues its efforts to maintain and improve ADA access within the system. Yakima Transit plans to: • Purchase ADA accessible vehicles with ramps. • Work with the City Streets, Planning, and Engineering Departments to identify and partially fund sidewalks installation throughout the Transit system to help individuals with mobility issues get to the bus stop. 3. Purchase and install more transit shelters. Yakima Transit received a grant for the 2017-2019 biennium to purchase and install 20 new Transit shelters. These shelters will protect our passengers from the outside elements and accommodate wheelchairs. Currently, Yakima Transit has 32 passenger shelters in the fixed -route system that has approximately 700 bus stops. 4. Build a new Transit Base of Operations. Yakima Transit anticipates building a new Transit Base of Operations in Yakima within the next 5-10 years. The new Transit location is anticipated to house Yakima Transit Admin offices, vehicles, Maintenance garage, cleaning bay, ticket booth, etc. The new Transit location is also anticipated to help Yakima Transit switch over to alternative fuels, if they are feasible. At some point in the future, Yakima Transit anticipates all the buses will have alternative fuel sources. 5. Build a new Westside Transfer location. Yakima Transit anticipates building a new Transfer station in west Yakima/West Valley within the next 5-10 years (possibly in conjunction with the new Base of Operations). This Transfer Station will not only offer improved services to the west Yakima and West Valley community, but it will support the Transit Center currently located in east Yakima, offering more efficient routes and better connectivity throughout our entire system. Capital improvements over the next six years will depend on transit sales tax. If sales tax revenues decline, planned projects may be put on hold until revenue is available to do the project. Planned capital investments are listed in Appendix C. Major improvements planned include: vehicle replacement, fixed - route passenger shelters, bus stop improvements, and technology improvements. SECTION V: COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT CONNECTIONS Throughout the City of Yakima, there are several planned or completed community enhancement projects. This section provides updates on transit connectivity to those programs/developments. Yakima Transit provides bus service to several annual community events including fare -free shuttle services to: the Central Washington State Fair, the City of Yakima's Fourth of July Fireworks Show, and the Arboretum's Christmas Luminaria Event. All of the transit services provided are open to the general public. 9 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 13 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The following are important City of Yakima community enhancement projects that are planned: YMCA Aquatics Center - The YMCA Aquatics Center is proposed to be a year-round aquatics center located at the City of Yakima's Chesterly Park (40th Avenue and River Road). Yakima Transit has several routes that will serve this facility. At peak service, there are six buses per hour (66 buses per day) that will serve the facility. Sozo Sports Complex (SOZO) — SOZO is a planned 118 -acre sports facility, located at the south central area of the City of Yakima in a relatively rural area just west of the Yakima Airport. The SOZO project combines both indoor and outdoor fields and courts for soccer, basketball, football, and other sports. Currently, SOZO is in the process of being developed. Transit services to SOZO are anticipated in the near future once the complex and the roads leading up to the complex are completed. SECTION VI: PROGRAM FUNDING FINANCIAL FORECAST Financial forecasting primarily pulls from past service levels, anticipated needs, and market trends. This analysis consists of Yakima Transit's projected revenue and expenses for maintaining efficient service levels, while still being able to maintain an active vehicle fleet. The long-term strategies adequately address capital vehicle replacement and operations. On average, total capital and operating expenses are around $10M annually. The projected Ending Cash Balance, includes anticipated capital investments. Revenues The information contained in this section breaks down revenue streams and considers the outlook of those revenue sources. Operating revenue consists mainly of local sales tax and grant funding. Revenue is also obtained from farebox, monthly bus passes, tickets, and reimbursements from other jurisdictions served. To Revenue (in thousands) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2028 Sales Tax $ 5,887 $ 5,800 5 5,800 $ 5,800 $ 5,800 $ 5,800 $ 5,380 Grants (Operating) $ 2,515 $ 2,925 $ 2,800 $ 2,800 $ 2,800 $ 2,800 $ 2,800 Grants (Capital) 5648 $ 352 $ 5(30 $ 400 $ 5,000 Farebox Revenue $ 944 $ 1,054 $ 1,050 $ 1,060 $ 1,070 $ 1,080 $ 1,080 Contracted Service (+elah) 260 $ 91 $ $ $ Other $ 188 $ 340 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 Total Operating and Capital Revenues $111112 510,562 $10,450 $ 10,360 $ 14,970 $ 14,980 $14,980 Sales Taxes Yakima Transit utilizes a three tenths of one percent (0.3%) sales tax that was passed by voters in 1980. Sales tax revenue accounts for approximately 52% of total transit revenue in 2017. Sales tax revenues typically remains relatively consistent year to year with a slight increase either up or down. Each one tenth of one percent equates to approximately $1.96M in revenue per year. 10 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 14 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Farebox Revd r1ue Farebox revenue is one of the smaller funding parts to operating public transportation. Farebox revenue consists of Fixed -route, Dial -A -Ride, Vanpool funds, and Commuter funds. Passenger fares play an important role in funding transit services. A balance between the cost of the service and what a passenger is willing to pay must be maintained to ensure that users participate in the cost of providing the service. If the cost of the fare is too high, individuals who could drive may opt for the convenience of driving. Far Revenue in thou nds) 2017 TR (Est.) 19 (Est)2020 (Est.) Fixed -Route Farebox Revenue $5 3 620 Paratransit Farebox Revenue $ 122 11 1 0 Vanpool Fare x Revenue $ 132 $ 150 $ 1 $ 1 4 oniniuter Farebox Revenue 119 $ 125 $ 125 Tota Fair x Revenues $ 942 $ 1P $ 1p $ 1p1 For 2017, farebox revenue accounted for 8% of all revenue. Yakima Transit ridership remained steady over the last year, with a count of approximately 1,030,000 passengers served. Grant Funds Yakima Transit utilizes both federal and state grants, which, in 2017, accounted for approximately 36% of total revenue. State and Federal funding has remained at or near prior year levels. Federal formula allocations have continued to increase. Operating grants consist of the annual operating grant (apportionment), operating grants for ADA paratransit services (apportionment), and the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter (discretionary). Grants include the following Projects: 2017-2n9 9 — Yah> a...2UUensb rg Commuter Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter — Yakima Transit receives funding from the State of Washington Department of Transportation for commuter bus service between Yakima and Ellensburg. This grant is on a two-year cycle (July 2017 — June 2019 currently). Because it is a discretionary grant, the grant may not be awarded and the service would likely stop operating. The service is done in partnership with the City of Selah, City of Ellensburg, and Central Washington University. Without partnership support, Yakima Transit would not be able to provide the service. The grant covers about 36% of the service, local funds account for approximately 48% of the cost, and the farebox revenue accounts for the remaining 17%. Cost: $1.15M Grant: $400K Status: Currently being used. 201r-2019 — Paratransit Special Needs Formula Grant Paratransit Special Needs Formula Funds (PTSNF) - Yakima Transit receives an apportionment (roughly $250K every two years) from the Washington State Department of Transportation for paratransit services. Yakima Transit spends roughly $1.5M every year on paratransit services. Cost: $3M Grant: $250K Status: Currently being used. 11 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 15 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2011 ... 5307 Small Urban Operating Assistance Annual Grant - Yakima Transit receives FTA 5307 funding totaling approximately $2.3M annually. This grant is essential to maintain existing fixed -route bus services. Cost: $4.6M Grant: $2.3M Status: Currently being used. Operating Expenditures Yakima Transit's total operating expenses for 2017 were $8.3M, a $158K increase from 2016. Major operating expenses include fuel, labor, insurance, and other costs. Employee costs were the primary factor for the increase along with technology upgrades. For 2018, operating expenses are anticipated to be steadily increasing. Yakima Transit operates fixed -route, vanpool, paratransit, and commuter bus service. These modes of transportation are addressed by their overall cost to the budget including operating and capital costs. Tota Expenses (in thousands) 2017 2018 2019 2820 2021 2022 2023 Fixed Route Buses $ 5,008 $ 5,112 $ 5,230 $ 5,350 $ 5,475 $ 5,502 $ 5,700 Van pool $ 173 $ 175 $ 175 $ 180 $ 110 $ 185 185 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter $ 6 $ 460 $ 460 $ 470 $ 470 $ 480 480 Paratransit $ 1,210 $ 1,250 $ 1,3 $ 1,320 Administrative $ 1, 3 $ 1,500 $ 1,520 $ 1,540 $ 1,560 $ 1,580 1,580 Capital Buses and Facilities $ 2,140 $ 500 Total Operating and Capital Expenses $10,460 $ 8,997 $ 9,535 $ p660 $11,33-5 $14,227 $14,345 Fixeci-Route Yakima Transit spends most of its funds on the fixed -route bus service. In years in which buses are not purchased, the largest part of the cost is wages and benefits, accounting for nearly 70% of the total cost to provide the service. Maintenance (16%) & fuel (7%) make up the next two highest expenses, with the rest being insurance, supplies, and equipment upgrades. In the chart above, fixed -route costs fluctuate because of the vehicle replacement program. In March 2017, Yakima Transit purchased four new transit buses, as part of Transit's ongoing bus replacement plan. No bus purchases are planned within the next couple of years. Yakima Transit operates fixed -route bus services, which requires (by federal law) the Transit system to operate complementary paratransit services (Dial -A -Ride) to disabled individuals who cannot ride the fixed -route bus system. Currently, Medstar operates Dial -A -Ride under a contract with Yakima Transit. The farebox-recovery ratio for this service was 10.1% in 2017. Yakima Transit leases vehicles to Medstar to help control maintenance costs and provide funds for replacement vehicles. Vabbo The Vanpool program is similar to carpooling, except that the passengers are using a transit vehicle. Yakima Transit pays for fuel, insurance, and maintenance. Each passenger is charged a monthly fee based on miles driven and the type of vehicle. The Vanpool program is a cost -recovery program; fares are expected to cover actual service costs. Farebox recovery for the Vanpool program in 2017 was 12 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 16 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. approximately 80%. Three Vanpool vehicles were ordered as replacements in 2017. Additional vans are planned for 2019. Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter In July 2015, service was cut on the Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter, going from eight roundtrips to seven roundtrips when school is in session and six roundtrips when school is not in session. As a result of the 20% cut in service for the second half of the year, ridership decreased by around 25%. In 2016, Yakima Transit contracted with A&A Motorcoach to begin providing the service. With the change in vendor, there has been a savings in the cost of providing the services. The farebox-recovery ratio for this service is at 27%. Most recently, the City of Ellensburg elected to participate in the Commuter service. In 2018, Yakima Transit will seek to provide an additional round-trip run on a trial -basis in the mornings. Capital Funds Yakima Transit sets aside $1,000,000 annually in the capital reserve account for major capital projects like vehicle and facility replacement/expansion, as well as other smaller capital improvement projects. When revenue exceeds actual costs, those additional funds are put into a reserve account for either capital or operating. With proposed capital facility improvements over the next six years, the amount set aside will need to continue in order to complete the anticipated projects. Most of the time, grant funding is used for a portion of capital projects, primarily to replace vehicles. General Forecast In the general forecast, several years show high expenditures as a result of vehicle replacement. Replacing vehicles are balanced out with the reserve account (ending cash balance) ensuring that Yakima Transit is financially healthy while upgrading the fleet. Yakima Transit's vehicle replacement schedule accelerates vehicle replacement at an annual rate of 2-3 buses each year then back to a schedule of replacing buses at a rate of 1.5 fixed -route buses, 1.5 vanpool vans, and 3 paratransit vehicles each year. With the changes to the system, there is enough money in the capital budget to allow for these purchases. Buses typically cost $450K, Vanpool vans $40K, and Dial - A -Ride vehicles $37K vans & 15 -passenger cutaway buses $140K. A general financial forecast is shown in Appendix A. SECTION VII: SIGNIFICANT OPERATING & CAPITAL CHANGES, 2018 — 2023 Other than vehicle replacement and equipment upgrades, Yakima Transit doesn't have any significant operating changes planned for 2018-2023. Major projects are listed in the six-year transit improvement plan — project list, Appendix C. Maps of the current system are shown in Appendix E -G. There have been several changes and upgrades in 2017, including upgrading the modems, cameras, and bus computers, adding live video streaming capabilities to assist supervisors, dispatchers, and the Yakima Police Department. Over the next two years, Yakima Transit anticipates adding twenty more passenger shelters along the fixed route system that on average has one passenger shelter for every five miles of bus service. Several future transit facilities are planned. The new Yakima Transit facility and West Valley Transfer Center are anticipated to be started in 2021 to help with Yakima Transit's transition to an alternative fuel bus fleet (if feasible). Grant funding is anticipated for all capital projects. 13 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 17 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. VIII. Summary Overall, Yakima Transit's revenues and expenses are stable. Capital projects that have been delayed year after year are anticipated to be an option in the coming years. Services are anticipated to be more flexible so Yakima Transit can more fully serve the public. 14 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 18 APPENDIX A: OPERATING FINANCIAL DATA - 2017 Annual - & Budget 2018-2023 TRANSIT OPERATIONS (in thousands) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 $446 $450 $470 $47o $4so $480 Fixed Route Maintenance Beginning Balance $2, .; ; 2, vi $3432 $3,160 $3, $3,073 Transit Center Maintenance wirritenitterniNVONANNWAS ............. ............... -11111 $50 $50 $55 $60 $60 Transit Administration Sales Tax $4,887 „..I.6 „LI.* „Lill p 4.11 , 4411 , sill Farebox $569 ell $610 $620 $620 $550 $550 Committer Fares $119 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 9125 Pa ratransit Fares $123 $130 $130 $130 $130 9130 3 Vanpool Revenue $132 $150 $155 $165 $175 $175 $iso Satan $260 Sai 90' 90 90 90 90 Federal Operating Grants $2,269 $2,534 $ ,' Is $24H $ i4 " $ 4 It ,4 CS WSDOT Grants $247 $425 $470 53 0] $595 $595 $525 Other $130 $150 $158 9165 $170 $175 9180. Total Revenues $8,736 $8,805 $8,658 $8,705 $8,015 $8,850 93.1 ,890 Operating Expenses 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter $446 $450 $470 $47o $4so $480 Fixed Route Maintenance $1,485 $1,500 $1,510 $1,520 $1,530 $1,540 $1,550 Transit Center Maintenance $47 $50 $50 $55 $60 $60 Transit Administration $1,483 $1,500 $1,520 $1,540 $1,560 $1,580 $15ao Transit Marketing $60 $70 $70 $70 Fixed Route Operations $3,583 $3505 $355o $3,.si $3,650 $3,700 $3,750 Vanpocil Operations $17'3 $ $ so $ so $175 $175 $180 Pa ratransit/ADA Operations $1,210 $1,250 $1,300 $1,320 $1,350 $1,380 ,, fit Total Expenses $8,473 „, ri $8, $8,745 „: , * $8, 'f; 5 $9,070 Operating Cash Flow $263 $325 $28 - -$4S -$135 -$180 Net Cash Available 52.:7 $3,132 $3,160 53, 53 0] 52„*; * $2,760 15 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 - 2023 19 TRANSIT CAPITAL (in thousands) 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022 2023 Beginning Capital Balance $5,367 s *1 $8412 $5,142 $9,013 Sales Tax Revenue # $1,250 $1,25 $1,250 $1,250 $1„250 $1,250 ETA/MOOT Capital Grants $1„650 $352 $500 *4 511I 55 *44 Cl Leases $21 $21 $21 $21 $21 $21 $21 Sale of Fixed Assets $30 Other Total Revenues $2,115 $1,623 $1,8s1 $1,671 $6,351 $9,270 $6,271 Ca pita i Expenses 2011 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Minor Equipment Operating Equipment $100 $100 $100 $100 Other Equipment $34 improvements other than Bldg $200 $200 $250 $230 $230 Transit Buses $1,915 2411 Facilities , 1» $6,1 # # 1446, Support Vehicles $95 $100 Vanpool Vans $93 $100 $100 Paratransit/ADA Vehicles Total Capital Expenses $2444 13 .11 +3 $6650 59830 $6,230 Capital Cash Flow $571 $1,323 $1,251 $1,371 _ . At - 1 • $41 Ending Cash Balance $5,367 ,..* $7,941 $9,312 $9,013 $4,582 $9,054 16 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 APPENDIX B: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 17 Sunday, September 2, 2018 Yakima Transit is submitting to the Washington State Department of Transportation its Six -Year Transit Development Plan and Annual Report. These documents address state and local long & short-range priorities, capital improvements, planned significant operating changes and, program funding sources for the following six years, and the summary of Yakima Transit's 2017 operations. Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy POP requirements. A public hearing on the submittal will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 5:30pm at Public Works, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902. A draft document is available for public review during normal office hours at the Yakima Transit office located at 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 or online at www.yakimatransit.org. Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 20 APPENDIX C: SIX-YEAR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN - PROJECT LIST Yakima Transit Six -Year Transportation Improvement Plan - Project List 2017-2023 S2 m` Project #dentifkatian �� E z a Status Length (funds sown in thousands) Federally F unded Projects .9 .a E E 8 r Sg .-, c Fund Sattrte kn#ormatxxr+ Expense - vt� _ A g }g Schedule Phase er 1 Annual FTA Operating Assistance- FY 2017 Transit Operating Grant- FiKed Routes Cr N Application Ail Ann lr'17 5307 2,269 2,269 4.538 4,538 CE No 2 AcquisitionofnewTrans'ttBuses-Purchaseneu.TranstBuses,P.epiacementvehcies C 1' Received NA lyr 3,/17 'd15DCOT 1,500 100 2,400 2,400 CE No 3 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2017-2019 - State Aliocation for ADA services 0 5' Punning DR 2y* 7/17 VA'5DOT 300 2,x00 2,700 1350 1,350 CE No 4 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter -14 one-way trips during peak, 12 during off peak O ?' Appiication7.4mi 2yr 7/17 5311 470 330 237 1,037 519 519 CE No 5 Annual FTA Operating Assistance - FY 2018 Transit 0perating Grant - Fixed Routes C} N Annual Funds All Ann 1/18 5307 2,400 2.400 4,800 4,800 CE No 6 Transit Amenities-Twenusshelters{benchesjsign/garbage cans) C N Application/RFP NA Syr 10/16 WSDC)T 157 9E3 247 247 CE No 7 Actfrtisetantcrfnew#TsystemsforFEatedfttrteteC*ps-PurcahsenewPassengerCountingsystem C1 Y Planning All 1 yr 1/17 WSDOT S7 150 407 407 CE No 8 Annual FTA Operating Assistance - FY 2019 Transit Operating Grant - Fixe Routes O N Annuai Funds Ail Ann 1.)14 5307 7,400 2,800 a 5.200 5,200 CE No 9 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter- 14 one-way trips during peak, 12 during off peak Cr 5' Planning 74mi 2yr 7,/19 5311 505 245a 1,085 543 543 CE No 10 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2014-2021 - State Aliocation for A0A services 0 5' Funning DR 2yr 7/19 'A'SDOT 320 20£}0 2,720 1,360 1,350 CE No 11 Transit Bus Equipment - Twenty (20) new'Nebasto Heaters C N Fianning NA 1 y 10/19 5310 55 15 70 70 CE No 12 Annual FTA Operating Assistane FY ZC'lO Transit 0peratin Grant Fixed Routes ti N Annual Funds All Ann 1)20 5307 2,400 2.8£rii 5,200 5,200 CE No 13 Acquisition of new Vanpool vehicles - Purchase four new replacement 15 -pass. vans. C N Planning NA 1 yr 10/20 5310 240 60 300 300 CE No 14 Annual FTA Operating Assistance- FY 2021 Transit Operating Grant - Fixed Routes Ct N Annual Funds Ail Ann 1/21 5307 2,400 2800 5,290 5,200 CE No 15 Acquisition of new TransitBuses- Purchase 3new Transit Buses C N Planning NA 1yr 6121 5309 1,500 350 1,950 1,950 CE No 16 Transit M&0 Facility - Operations, bla1ntenance, & Storage 0 N Planning NA 2yr 7,/21 Reg Mobii 12,000 3,000 15,003 15,000 NEPA Yes 17 West Valley Transfer Center (WVTC) - Transfer CTR C N Application NA 2yr 7/19 Reg Mobii 4,500 500 5, 5,000 NEPA Yes 18 Yakima -Ellensburg Commuter -14 one-way trps during peak, 12 during off peak O N Fianning 74m 2yr 7/21 5311 500 330 237 a 1,067 534 534 CE No 19 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2021-2023 - State Aliocation for A04 services 0 Y Planning DR 2yr 7/21 WSDOT 320 2,450 2,7.70 1,365 1,385 CE No 20 Annual FTA Operating Assistance - FY 2022 Transit Operating Grant - Fixed Routes O N Annual Funds All Ann 1/22 5307 2,400 2,900 5,300 5,300 CE No 21 Annual FTA OperatingAss(stance- FY 2023 Transit Operating Grant- Fixed Routes O N Annuai Funds Ail Ann 1/23 5307 2,400 3.000 R 5,490 5,400 CE No 22 Acqu of new Transit Buses - Purchase 3 new Transit Buses C N Pianning Ail lyr S,r13 VdSDOT 1,5000 350 1,950 1,950 CE No 23 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2023-2024 - State Aliocation for ADA services O Y Planning DR 2y* 7/23 WSDOT 320 2,500 2,120 1,410 1,410 CE No 18 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 - 2023 22 APPENDIX D: SERVICE DATA BY MODE •Fixed -Route 2016 2017 2018 (Est.) 2019 2020 Ridership 1,5)35,510 1,031,924 1,052,562 1,073,614 1,095,086 Service Days 356 356 356 356 356 Vehicle Service Mileage 803,675) 708,581. 7/ kr** 71.0,.:.* 710, ilk* Vehicle Service Hours 54,491 52,074 54,, t I 55,14 56istit Operating Expenses $ 6,394,199 $ 6,491,632 $ ,5 lt*,*•• $ 8,6 Ail k $ 6,7 Jos a Fare Box Revenues (passes, tickets, & cash) 594,035 568,573 6 ,**, $ 61 ,I* • $ 620,111 Fare Box Return• Ratioll) 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09 Revenue / Passenger 0.57 0.55 0.57 0.57 0.57 Revenue i mile •0.74 0.80 0.85 0.86 0.87 Revenue / Hour 10.90 10.92 11.11 11.09 11.07 Passenger / Mile 1.29 1.46 1.48 1.51 1.54 Passenger / Hour 1837 0. 0.16 0.16 0.16 Operating Cost / Passenger 6.19 6.29 6.18 6.15 6.12 Operating Cost / Mile 7.96 9.16 9.15 9.3 9.44 Operating Cost / Hour12) 117.34 124.66 120.37 /20.00 119.54 Vanpool 2016 2017 2018 (Est.) 2019 2020 Ridership 49,286 43,216 45,377 46,284 47,210 Service Days 262 252 252 262 252 Vehicle Service Mileage 289,049 280,838 286,430 291,250 294,320 Vehicle Service Hours 5477 6241 6450 5,500 6,600 Operating Expenses 147,889 173,209 151,432 $ 154,461 $ 157,550 Fare Box Revenues (passes, tickets, & cash) 152,052 131,614 150,1111 155,IIII 155,1111 Fare Box Return Ratiol" 1.10 0,76 0.99 1.07 1.05 Revenue / Passenger 3.29 3.05 3.31 3.56 3.50 Revenue i Mile 0.56 0.47 0.52 0.57 0.56 Revenue / Hour 25.02 21.09 23.25 25.38 25.00 Passenger / Mile 0.17 0.15 0.16 0,16 0.16 Passenger / Hour 7.61 6.92 7,04 7.12 7.15 Operating Cost / Passenger 3.00 4.01 3.34 3.34 3.34 Operating Cast / Mile 0.51 0.62 0.53 0.53 0.54 Operating Cost / Hour .21 22.83 27.75 23.48 23.76 23.87 19 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 - 2023 23 Paratransit 2016 2017 2018 (Est 4 2019 2020 Ridership 71,875 75,549 76,304 77,058 77,538 Service Days 356 356 356 356 355 Vehicle Ser ice Mileage 366,871 345,353 3 , II. II I' 36 ,11.1 I 35014* Vehicle Service Hours 31353 31,125 32 109 32,4.0 32,720 Operating Expenses $ 1,215,891 $ 1,209,771 $ 1,250,1•4 $ O3 „s Ito $ 1,350,4*, Fare Box Revenues (passes, tickets, & cash) 120,722 122,189 123,114 125, -is. 1251*400 Fare Box Return Ratio:11 0.10 /10 0.10 0.10 0.05 Revenue / Passenger 1 68 1 62 1.61 1 62 1.51 Revenue / Mile 0.33 0.35 034 035 035 Revenue / Hour 3.85 3.93 3.83 3.85 3.82 Passenger / Mlle a 20 0.22 0.21 0.21 0.22 Passenger / Hour 2.29 /43 2.3.9 2.37 2.38 Operating Cost / Passenger 16.92 16.01 16.38 16.87 17.34 Operating Cost / Mile 3.31 3.50 3.47 3.61 3.75 Operating Cost / Hour121 38.78 38.87 38.93 40.05 41.26 Commuter 2016 2017 2018 (Est.) 2019 2020 Ridership 23,845 24,231 24,716 25,210 25,714 Service Days 252 252 252 252 252 Vehi cie Service Mileage 140,974 144,112 145,14.1 145,11 lk 145*4* Vehicle Service Hours 4830 4961 4914 4900 4 •g• • Operating Expenses 476,024 464597 470,* • i $ 470,144 $ 450t.*. Fare Box Revenues (passes, tickets, & cash) 72,776 75,111 lh 119,439.00 Fere Box Return Ratio:11 0.15 016 0.16 0.20 0.25 Revenue / Passenger 105 3.10 3.03 3.77 4.64 Revenue / Mile 052 052 0.52 0.66 082 Revenue / Hour 15.07 15.12 1531 1939. 24.38 Passenger / Mile 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.18 Passenger / Hour 4.94 4.1.: : 5.04 5.14 5.25 Operating Cost / Passenger 1995. 19.17 19.02 18.64 1E3.67 Operating Cost/ Mile 3.39 3.22 3.24 3.24 3.31 Operating Cost /1 Hou r121 98.56 93.65 95.92 95.92 97.96 .., 20 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 - 2023 APPENDIX E: FIXED -ROUTE MAP (Yakima) •,ar>. •e Itl, t, 21 24 Route 1 (Light Blue), Route 2 (Light Orange), Route 3 (Pink), Route 4 (Red), Route 5 (Orange), Route 6 (Brown), Route 7 (Light Green), Route 9 (Green), Route 10 (Purple), & Route 11 (Yellow) Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 25 APPENDIX F: FIXED -ROUTE MAP (Selah) 22 Route 10 (Purple) & Route 11 (Yellow) Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 APPENDIX G: COMMUTER MAP (Ellensburg) EIlensburt, 23 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 26 27 Appendix H: Other Service Data By Jurisdiction 2017 By Jurisdiction TOTAL YAKIMA SELAH TOTAL YAKIMA SELAH Fulltime Equivalent 60 58 2 Service Data Incidents Fixed -Route Fatalities 0 0 0 Revenue Hours 52074 46346 5728 Reportable injuries 10 10 0 Revenue Mlles 708581 609380 99201 Collisions 18 18 0 Passenger Trips 1031924 959689 72235 Fuel Consumption Dial A Ride Diesel 166646 166646 0 Revenue Hours 31125 29569 1556 Gasoline 51887 51887 0 Revenue Miles 345353 328085 17268 Other 0 0 0 Passenger Trips 75549 71772 3777 Vehicles Vanpool Fixed -Route 24 24 0 Revenue Hours 6241 6241 Paratransit 27 27 0 Revenue Miles 280838 280838 Vanpool 20 20 0 Passenger Trips 43216 43216 Commuter 0 0 0 Commuter Administrative 11 11 0 Revenue Hours 4961 4961 Facilities Revenue Miles 144112 144112 Administrative 1 1 0 Passenger Trips 24231 24231 Transit Centers 1 1 0 Park & Rides 5 3 2 24 Annual Report for 2017 & Transit Development Plan 2018 — 2023 28 Transit Development Plan Public Notices Yakima Transit promotes Public hearings and notices through numerous avenues. To promote the Transit Development Plan, Transit utilized: 1. The Yakima Transit Website 2. Yakima Transit's Facebook 3. And the Yakima Herald In addition, Transit announced the upcoming TDP and the Public Hearing at the Transit Citizens Advisory Meeting held on August 15th, and included this item in the minutes that were posted to the website on August 16th. The following exhibits display Transit's outreach efforts for the TDP: TRANSIT'S WEBSITE: Trans t Develop ent Plan August 31, 2018 By Naeem Kara Pub c Hearing Yakima Transit is submitting to the Washington State Department o Transportation its Six -Year Transit Development Han and Annual Report. These documents address stale and local long & short-range priorities; capital improvements; planned significant operating changes and; program funding sources for the following six years, and the summary of Yakima Transit's 2017 operations, Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy POP requirements. The proposed program will be the final program, unless amended; satisfies the requirements regarding the final program of projects. A public hearing on the submittal will be held WEDNESDAY, at 5:30pm at Public Works. 2301 Fruitvale BIvd. Yakima; WA 9E902, A draft document is available for public review during normal office hours at the Yakima Transit office located at 2301 Fruitvaie Blvd., Yakima; WA 98902 or online at www.yakanattansit.org. Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Since this notice was posted, we've had nearly 13,000 views on this page: 29 Google Analytics Dashboard `—.' �� '°`~• I 742 3.85 • ^ ' , 00:32:11 RANSIT'S FACEBOOK: Yakima Transit a,11:4ZAa 0 Yakima Transit is subrnitting to the Washington State tjepartment of Transportation its Six -Year Transit Development Plan and Annual Report. These documents address state and oca long & short-range priorities. capital improvements, planned significant operating changes and, program funding sources for the following six years, and the summary of Yakima Transits 2017 operations. F'ublic notice of public involvenient activities arid time estabRshed for public review of and comments on the T|P will satisfy POP requirements. The proposed program will be the final pro0ram, unless amended, satisties the requirements regarding the final program of projects. A public hearing on the submthal will be held WEDNESDAY, at 5:30pm at Public Works, 2301 Fruitvale B|vd , Yakima: WA 08002. A dratt document is available for public review during normal office hours at the Yakima Transit office Iocaled at 2301 Fruitva|eB|vd' Yakima, WA 98902 or onhine at wwyk;matrarsItQrq Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council onTuesday, September 18.2018. 30 Yakima Transit has 181 followers. Each of the followers received this notification when this notice was published: Community Ar 175 people like this 181 people followlhis AMNIA HERALD: See Al! Ltaik AH as Read P•Estflra Ya a Transit shared a link -Yalama Transit - Yafama Transir The following public notice was published on Sept. 2nd in the Herald: Ad Proof Sunday, September 2,2018 Yakima Transit is submitting to the Washington State Department of Transportation its Six -Year Transit Devel- opment Plan and Annual Report. These documents address state and local tong & short- range priorities, capital improvements, planned significant operating changes and, program funding sourc- es for the following six years, and the summary of Yakima Transitis 2017 operations. Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy POP requirements. A public hearing on the sub- mittal witl be held Wednes- day, September 5, 2018, at 5:30pm at Public Works, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902. A draft document is available for public review during nor mal office hours at the Yakima Transit office located at 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902 or online at www.yaki- matransitorg. Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council on Tues- day, September 18, 2018. (836257) September 2, 2018 CITIZENS ADVISORY: 31 The TDP was referenced in our August 15th Citizens Advisory Meeting Minutes (Posted to website on 8/16/18): 6. Transit Development Plan: Naeem explained that the Transit Development Plan was near completion that a public hearing notice will be posted soon for public comment_ The Transit Development Plan is an annual report that gets submitted to the WSDOT and communicates Transit's progress over the previous year, and its future plans over the next 6 years. Once the public hearing is completed, and the Plan is a# i oved, it will be su# ## -tted to council, and from there will be submitted to WSDOT_ Y.. ## Transit is required to su ## -t this report i ivally to remain on “g*** st ding- terms with the State d Federal government to receive f cial incentives (grants, etc.).