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10/19/2021 04.J. Resolution adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2021-2026 and annual report for 2020 1 s° `14.0 Z,'. .,t a°++a 0� cut • rr 11 i ',i enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 4.J. For Meeting of: October 19, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Resolution adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2021-2026 and annual report for 2020 SUBMITTED BY: Scott Schafer, Public Works Director Alvie Maxey, Transit Manager, 576-6415 Gregory Story,Assistant Transit Manager, 576-6422 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 annually. 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. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Trust and Accountability APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution ATTACHMENTS: 2 Description Upload Date Type D Resolution 9/21/2021 Resolution D Transit Development Plan 2020,2021-2026 9/21/2021 Backup Material D Transit Development Plan-Public Hearing Notice 9/8/2021 Backup Material D Transit Development Plan-Public Hearing Minutes 9/8/2021 Backup Material a Public Notice of Council Date 9/21/2021 Backup Material 3 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- A RESOLUTION Adopting Yakima Transit's Development Plan for 2021-2026 and annual report for 2020 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 2021-2026, and 2020 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 2021- 2026 and 2020 Annual Report; and WHEREAS, On September 7, 2021, an open-record public hearing was held using Zoom video conferencing. 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 2021-2026 and 2020 Annual Report are hereby approved and adopted for implementation, as of the date of this resolution's enactment by The Yakima City Council. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 19th day of October, 2021. Patricia Byers, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk 4 Yakima Transit Transit Development Plan _Yakima • _Transit &2e)'e-IIere Tilt. Void Annual Report for 2020 And Six-year Plan 2021 -2026 Reported Animally Adopted by the Yakima City Council: Resolution_ 1 -74 ,,. Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 5 Table of Contents Sec. Title Page Introduction 3 I. Organization 3 II. Physical Plant 5 III. Transportation Service 5 IV. Short &Long-Range Public Transportation Operating &Capital Improvement Projects 7 V. Community Enhancement Connections 9 VI. Program Funding 10 VII. Significant Operating& Capital Changes, 2020-2022 13 VIII. Summary 14 Appendix A: Operating Financial Data, 2020-2022 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: Commuter Map(Ellensburg) 23 Appendix G: Other Service Data by Jurisdiction 24 Acknowledgements YAKIMA TRANSIT CITY OF YAKIMA Alvie Maxey, Transit Manager Scott Schafer, Public Works Director Greg Story, Assistant Transit Manager 2 Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 6 INTRODUCTION The Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 and 2020 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 2020 accomplishments and proposed action strategies for 2021 to 2026. 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, 34ri: ;t Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 7 Transit Manager and the Assistant 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, 2020, Yakima Transit directly employed 58.5 employees in Administration, Fixed route,Paratransit, and Vanpool services. Transit staff positions are generally frontline positions. Yakima Transit A Division of the City of Yakima Organizational Chart City Council DBELO Officer H I City Manager EEO Officer Accounting, • Purchasing, Polke HR,Legal,IT,Etc Safety Officer Public Works Director Fleet&Facility Mgr Citizen's Advisory Committee Transit Manager I rAssistant Transit Manager • Fixed Route Operations supervisors(1) Specialist(1) HPalchers(3) Maintenance Community Crew leader(1) Transportation ICoordinator(1) + Operators(43) Service Workers(2) DA II(2) Vehicle Cleaners(2) Office Assistant(1) Revised July 2019 4 r Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 l- V it Yakima Transit pays for various administrative services through the Transit Routes City of Yakima including Legal,Human Resources,Vehicle 1 Summitview/Lincoln Maintenance, Purchasing, Information Technology, and Financial 2/2X Tieton/Nob Hill Services. Yakima Transit also contracts with private organizations 3 Mead/Fruitvale for Paratransit& Commuter services. Medstar,LLC, operates the 4 Fruitvale/Mead Dial-A-Ride service and in 2020 employed approximately 38 5/5X Nob Hill/Tieton employees consisting of an Office Manager,Dispatchers, 6/6X Fair Ave/N.4stStreet Schedulers, Drivers, Vehicle Cleaners, and Mechanics. In 2020, 7/ 40th Ave/Washington A&A Motorcoach operated the Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter, 8/8x Yakima Ave/N.16th Ave/N.1st s- 9/9X 1st Street/Washington employing up to eight Drivers, a Supervisor, and a Maintenance person. 11 Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter 12 Fair Ave Residents 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 2020, Yakima Transit served the City of Yakima 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, Selah Transit, and the Community Connector(Lower Valley service). Fixed Route During 2020, Yakima Transit operated Fixed-route bus service along ten different routes that operate between the hours of 6:00am and 7:00pm within the City of Yakima: • 10 routes Monday-Friday(6:00am-7:00pm); 5 ` 1 Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 9 • 10 routes on Saturdays (8:45am-6:00pm); and, • 7 routes on Sundays (8:OOam-4:00pm). 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 2020 fixed routes. Over the next six years, some routes may be cut, modified, or discontinued to maintain or expand more efficient routes. Yakima Transit is continuously striving to provide an updated fleet for its passengers. Yakima Transit replaced three buses in 2016, and 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. Six bus purchases are anticipated in late 2021 early 2022 with delivery in late 2022 early 2023 depending on the manufacturer.Future buses may potentially consist of electric buses or alternative fuels 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). Paratransit (Dial A Ride) In 2020, Yakima Transit provided paratransit services in the City of Yakima. 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 some trips into the city of Union Gap and Selah. Contractor costs at the end of 2019 were around$1.7 million for the year and dipped down significantly(around$700,000)in 2020 due to the pandemic. At the end of 2020,Yakima Transit reopened the paratransit contract for bid and the previous provider won and received a new contract at a higher price to provide paratransit services.Yakima Transit does not anticipate any major changes to the paratransit area of operation, except as it relates to any expansion of the fixed-route program and replacing vehicles. Yakima Transit will be exploring and researching the possibility of bringing the Paratransit program in house in the future instead of having a contracted service. Vanpool Yakima Transit operates Vanpool services for residents of Yakima. Vanpool services are provided on a full cost recovery basis in normal non-pandemic years; the majority of costs are recovered through fees from the users and the rest is covered by Transit. Yakima Transit's vanpool program in 2019 was running on average 12 vans per month. This program was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and as a result as of March 2020 all van pools ceased operation. In 2021 by mid-year we were running 3 van pools. When the impacts of the pandemic lessen and gas prices increase, Yakima Transit's vanpool services are anticipated to be used more with a 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. Park & Ride Lots 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, the Public Works Facility at N. 23rd Avenue and G \��"''>' Annual.;r Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 10 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. School 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 2020, School District passes accounted for 14.3%of fixed-route fares (total youth fares accounted for 27%). 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. Multimodal Connections 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) • Selah Transit(1305 N 16th Avenue and 1206 N 40th Avenue) Fare Structure Single-ticket fares &monthly fares last increased March 2013. Fares are as follows: How much does it cost to ride the bus? One-way fare Monthly Passes Adults(age 18 and over) $1.00 525.00 Youths (age 6- 17) 750 $18.00 Reduced Fare(Persons 62/over,people with disabilities and 500 59.00 Medicare Card holders. Reduced Fare ID carol with photo required for reduced fare.) Yakima-Ellensurg Commuter $5.00 $150.00 Pre-School (under 6, accompanied by adult) FREE Transfers (See Transfer policy,page 4) FREE I 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. 7ar` Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 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 6/30/19, and the current grant cycle runs from 7/01/21 —6/30/23. When compared to previous years and before the 2020 pandemic, the ridership in 2019 had remained steady with a slight increase in ridership. In 2020 ridership fell by 85% and mid-way through 2021 has yet to recover to 2019 levels. This is partially due to Central Washington University not being in session. The college is due to resume full classes in fall 2021. We anticipate ridership numbers will increase at that point. The Commuter bus will begin its route in each city at approximately 6:00 AI\4 and will be arriving to their destination by 7:45 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. Fixed-Route Passenger Counters. In 2019, Yakima Transit purchased new software/IT equipment that assists 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. This new technology was fully implemented by the end of 2019. 3. Paratransit Passenger Counters. In late 2021 - mid 2022, 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. 4. Security Cameras. Bus security cameras were upgraded in 2019,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 new buses are anticipated for delivery until late 2022 or early 2023 depending on the ability of the manufacturer time schedule. 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 2023. 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. 8 ` }`\ j%r Annual Report for2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 12 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 2022. e. Administrative. Yakima Transit replaced three vehicles in 2017. Two more Admin vehicles are anticipated in 2023. 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. Build a new Transit Base of Operations. Yakima Transit anticipates building a new Transit Base of Operations in Yakima within the next 5-6 years. The new Transit location is anticipated to house Yakima Transit Admin offices,vehicles, low 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. 4. Build a new Westside Transfer location.Yakima Transit anticipates building a new Transfer station in west Yakima/West Valley within the next 6-10 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. The following are important City of Yakima conun u ity enhancement projects that are planned: YMCA Aquatics Center -The YMCA Aquatics Center is 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 serve this facility. At peak service,there are six buses per hour(66 buses per day)that serve the facility. Sozo Sports Complex (SOZO)— SOZO is a 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 complex 9 Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 13 combines both indoor and outdoor fields and courts for soccer, basketball, football, and other sports. Transit services to SOZO are anticipated in the near future once the streets leading to and from the complex are completed. Service may commence in spring 2022. 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. Grant funding may increase in 2024 for a new transit facility. Revenue is also obtained from farebox,monthly bus passes,tickets, and reimbursements from other jurisdictions served. Total Revenue(in thousands) 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Sales Tax $ 5,300 $ 6,000 $ 6,000 $ 6,100 $ 6,100 $ 6,15C S 6,150 Grants(Operating) $ 2,400 $ 2,400 $ 2,400 $ 2,450 $ 2,450 $ 2,500 $ 2,500 Grants(Capital) _ $ 6,400 $ 4,500 $ 450 $ 450 $ 450 $ 500 $ 500 Farebox Revenue $ 575 $ 750 $ 1,000 $ 1,080 $ 1,090 $ 1,100 $ 1,100 Other $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 Total Operating and Capital Revenues $15,475 r$13,950 $10,150 P.$10,380 P$10,390 P$10,550 PS 10,550 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 2020. Sales tax revenues typically remains relatively consistent year to year with a slight fluctuation either up or down. Each one tenth of one percent equates to approximately$1.96M in revenue per year. Farebox Revenue 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. 10 _��\,` Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 14 Farebox Revenue (in thousands) 2020 2021(Est.) 2022(Est.) 2023(Est.) 2024(Est.) Fixed-Route Farebox Revenue $ 297 $ 375 $ 400 $ 600 $ 600 Paratransit Farebox Revenue _ $ 75 $ 100 $ 130 $ 130 $ 130 Vanpool Farebox Revenue - 34 $ 50 $ 100 $ 125 $ 125 Commuter Farebox Revenue $ 51 $ 100 $ 150 $ 200 $ 300 Total Fairbox Revenues $ 457 $ 625 $ 780 $ 1,055 $ 1,155 For 2020, farebox revenue accounted for 17%of all revenue. Yakima Transit ridership plummeted over the last year due to the pandemic,with a count of approximately 540,000 passengers served. Grant Funds Yakima Transit utilizes both federal and state grants,which in 2020, 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: 2020 CARES ACT Grant In April of 2020 Yakima Transit received from the Federal Government$6,268,035 in emergency CARES Act funding. These funds were supplied to provide emergency relief during the Covid-19 Pandemic that started in February of 2020. These funds are intended to make up for shortfalls in public transits budgets due to loss in revenue and loss in ticket sales. This money can be used in a variety of ways to keep Yakima Transit operating. As of August 2020-2021, these funds are being used to pay for Personnel Protection Equipment(PPE) for drivers and office staff. The funds have also been used to install bathers in the fixed route fleet to protect drivers from direct exposure.Planned expenditures of this grant are to pay for any shortages, Paratransit, PPE, and any other costs over the next 4 years. This grant is non-renewable. 2021-2023 —Yakima-Ellensburg Corn muter 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 2021 —June 2023 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 35%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. 11 a"f Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 15 2021-2023 -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 approximately$1.5M every year on paratransit services. Cost: $3M Grant: $250K Status: Currently being used. 2020-5307 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: $2.1M Status: Currently being used. Operating Expenditures Yakima Transit's total operating expenses for 2020 were $9.5M, a$500K increase from 2019. Major operating expenses include fuel,labor, insurance, and other costs. Employee costs were the primary factor for the increase along with technology upgrades. For 2022, 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. Total Expenses(in thousands) 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Fixed-Route Buses $ 5,230 $ 6,500 $ 6,500 $ 6,550 $ 6,550 $ 6,600 $ 6,600 $ 6,650 Vanpool $ 175 $ 156 $ 160 $ 160 $ 185 $ 190 $ 194 $ 194 Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter $ 460 $ 470 $ 470 $ 480 $ 480 $ 490 $ 500 $ 500 Paratransit $ 1,300 $ 730 $ 2,350 $ 2,380 _ $ 2,400 $ 2,450 $ 2,500 $ 2,550 Administrative $ 1,520 $ 2,100 $ 1,560 $ 1,580 $ 1,580 $ 1,600 $ 1,640 $ 1,700 Capital Buses and Facilities $ 850 $ 3,000 $ 2,300 $ 1,500 $ 1,500 $ 1,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 Total Operating and Capital Expenses $ 9,535 '$12,956 P$13,340 $12,650 '$12,695 '$12,330 '$16,434 P$16,594 Fixed-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. Six bus purchases are planned within the next couple of years (delivery date of late 2022). Dial-A-Ride 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 around 5%in 2020. Yakima Transit leases vehicles to Medstar to help control maintenance costs and provide funds for replacement vehicles. 12 41"!`.':;t Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 16 Van pool 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. Three Vanpool vehicles were ordered as replacements in 2017. Additional vans are planned for 2023. Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter In 2016, Yakima Transit contracted with A&A Motorcoach to begin providing this service. The farebox- recovery ratio for this service is usually at 17%. The City of Ellensburg and City of Selah participate in the Commuter service. In 2018, Yakima Transit provided an additional round-trip run on a trial-basis in the mornings, but due to a lack of ridership this run was discontinued. Capital Funds Yakima Transit sets aside $500,000 to$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 ideal vehicle replacement schedule is 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 $500K,Vanpool vans $45K, and Dial- A-Ride vehicles $50K vans & 15-passenger cutaway buses $150K. A general financial forecast is shown in Appendix A. SECTION VII: SIGNIFICANT OPERATING & CAPITAL CHANGES, 2020-2026 Other than vehicle replacement and equipment upgrades, Yakima Transit does not have any significant operating changes planned for 2021-2026. 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 2019,including upgrading the modems, cameras, and bus computers, adding live video streaming capabilities to assist supervisors, dispatchers, and the Yakima Police Department. Several future transit facilities are planned. Exploration of the new Yakima Transit facility and West Valley Transfer Center are anticipated to be started in late 2021-2023 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 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021—2026 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 _f� Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 —2026 18 APPENDIX A: OPERATING FINANCIAL DATA- 2020 Annual - & Budget 2020-2026 TRANSIT OPERATIONS (in thousands) 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Beginning Balance $6,300 $6,800 $7,100 $8,955 $11,011 $13,142 $15,357 Operating Revenues _ Sales Tax $6,500 $6,600 $6,840 $7,011 $7,186 $7,300_ $7,400 Farebox $400 $530 $600 $625 $650 $675 $700 Commuter Fares $70 $125 $130 $135 $140 $145 $150 Paratransit Fares $135 $135 $140 $140 $145 $145_ $150 Vanpool Revenue $34 $100 $125 $130 $145 $145_ $145 Federal Operating Grants $2,400 $2,400 $2,400 $2,450 $2,450 $2,500 $2,500 WSDOT Grants _ $500 $595 $595 $625 $625 $630 $630 Other $165 $170 $175 $180 $180 $185 $185 Total Revenues $10,204 $10,655 $11,005 $11,296 $11,521 $11,725 $11,860 Operating Expenses 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 _ 2026 Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter $470 $470 $480 $480 $490 $500_ $500 Fixed Route Maintenance $1,520 $1,530 $1,540 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500_ $1,500 Transit Center Maintenance $55 $55 $60 $60 $65 $65_ $70 Transit Administration $1,540 $1,560 $1,580 $1,580 $1,600 $1,650 $1,650 Transit Marketing $0 $65 $65 $70 $70 $75 $75 Fixed Route Operations $3,600 $3,650 $3,700 $3,750 $3,800 $3,850 Vanpool Operations $50 $100 $125 $150 $165 $170_ Paratransit/ADA Operations $900 $1,600 $1,600 $1,650 $1,700 $1,700 $1,800 Total Expenses $8,135� $9,030 $9,150 $9,240 $9,390 $9,510 $5,595 Operating Cash Flow $2,069 $1,625 $1,855 $2,056 $2,131 $2,215 $6,265 Net Cash Available $8,369 $8,425 $8,955 $11,011 $13,142 $15,357 $21,622 15 �- Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 19 TRANSIT CAPITAL (in thousands) 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Beginning Capital Balance $6,300 $13,631. $16,182 $15,853 $15,549 $15,890. $15,549 Capital Revenues 11 _ Sales Tax Revenue $1,200 $1,300 $1,350 $1,350 $1,400 $1,400 $1,450 FTA/WSDOT Capital Grants $6,400 $4,500 $450 $450 $450 $450_ $500 Leases $21 $21 $21 $21 $21 $21_ $21 Sale of Fixed Assets $10 $80 $80 $80 $80 $80_ $80 Other _ Total Revenues $7,631 $5,901 $1,901 $1,901 $1,951 $1,951 $2,051 Capital Expenses 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 Minor Equipment Operating Equipment $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 Other Equipment _ Improvements other than Bldg $200 $250 $230 $230 $230 $230_ $230 Transit Buses $3,000 $1,500 $1,500 $1,000 $1,500_ $1,500 Facilities _ Support Vehicles $0 $0 $55 _ Vanpool Vans $0 $200 $150 $100 $225_ Paratransit/ADA Vehicles $0 $200 $170 $180 $405 Total Capital Expenses ' $300' $3,350' $2,230 $2,205 $1,610r $2,460v $1,830 Capital Cash Flow _ $7,331 $2,551 -$329 -$304 $341 -$509 $221 Ending Cash Balance $13,631 $16,182 $15,853 $15,549 $15,890 $15,381 $15,770 16 a;Y Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 20 APPENDIX B: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Tuesday,September 7,2021 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 2020 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 Tuesday, September 7, 2021,at 5:30pm via Zoom conference call. To join meeting, call (253) 215 8782 or (971) 247 1195, the meeting ID is 931 1845 0466 and the passcode is 926722. A draft document and additional meeting information including the link to join the meeting online are available at www.yakimatransit.org, Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council on Tuesday, September 21', 2021. 17 �4: Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021—2026 APPENDIX C: SIX-YEAR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PLAN - PROJECT LIST Yakima Transit Six-Year Transooration Improvement Plan-Project List 2021-2026 Z Length (funds shown in thousands) Federally > Fund Source Information Expense Funded ° `o t -aSchedule Projects E o f . Fha<P - 22 J _ 9 2 �. Y v _ d ` N r ` `O- a _ 3 E B . E '- . 4o a 's 15 -. o 'v ri Reject Identification 6 LL Stalus cc u F a E a u6i u. rrr f f .. r� i u' 1 Annual FTA Operating Assistance-FY 2021T1a71sit Operating 3ia1l-Fixed Routes 0 N Receives All Ann 11/21 5307 2,269 2,263 4,333 4,538 CE NL r 2 Axluisitiun of new Transit Buses-Purchase 6 new-r asrsi I.Buses C u Planning NA 1.5yr 8/21 5309 2500 350 2,850 1,950 CE NL 3 Acquisition of new Transit Buses-Purchase 3 new-ransit Buses c n Plarnirg NA Syr 4/22 5309 1600 350 r 1,957 1,950 CE Nc 4 Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter-14one-way Trips during peak,12 during off peak 0 Y Application 74mi 2yr 8/21 5311 470 330 237 1,037 319 519 CE Nc 5 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2019-2021-State Ailccaticn for ADA services 0 Y Receives DR 2yr 8/21 WSDOT 320 2,403 2,72) 1,360 1,330 CE Nc G Transit Bus Equipment-Twerty(20)new Wetasto Heaters and solar battery chargers C N Plarnirg NA lyr 8/21 5310 55 15 73 70 CE Nc 7 Annual FTA Operating Assistance FY 2022 Transit OFercting Grant Fixed Routes 0 N Arnual rands All Ann 3/22 5307 2,4C0 2,803 3,203 5,200 CC Nc 8 Acquisition of new Vanpool vehicles-Purchase four new replacement 15-pass.Vans. C N Plarnirg NA Syr 10/22 5310 240 CFO 303 300 CE No 9 Annual llA Operating Assistance-FY 2022 Transit Operating Grant-Fixed Routes 0 N Arnual Funds All Ann 3/22 5307 2,400 2,403 4,803 5,200 CE No 10 Acquisitionuf New Transit Buses-Purchase 3 new Trausil Buses C N Plarnirg NA lyr 4/23 5309 1,600 350_ 1,550 1,350 CE Nc 11 TransitM&O Facility-Operd Lions,Maintenance,&Storage C N PlarnirgSLage NA Syr 7/21 Reg Mobil 12,000 3,003 15,000 15,000 NEPA Yea 12 West Valley Transfer Center(WVTC)-Transfer CTR C N Plarnirg Stage NA 2yr 7/2G Reg Mobil 4,500 503 5,003 5,000 NEPA Yes 13 Yakima-Ellensburg Commuter-14 one-way trips during peak,12 during off peak 0 N Plarnirg 74mi 2yr 7/23 5311 500 330 237 1,067 534 534 CE Nc 14 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2021-2023-State Allccaticn for ADA services 0 Y Plarnirg DR 2yr 8/21 WSDOT 320 2,450 _ 2,770 1,385 1,335 CE Nc 15 Annual FTA Operating Assistance-FY 2023 Transit Operating 3rant-Fixed Routes 0 N Annual Funds All Arm 3/23 5307 2,400 2,403 4,800 5,300 CE Nu 16 Arnual FTA Operating Assistance-FY 2024 Transit Opel a line 3ianl-Fixed Raines 0 N Arnual Funds .Alll Ann 3/24 5307 2,400 2403 4,800 5,400 CE No 17 Ar:quisitiun of new Transit Buses-Purchase 3 new-r ansiL Buses C N Plarnirg All Syr 4/23 WSDOT 1,600 357 1,950 1,950 CE No 18 Paratransit Operating Assistance 2023-2024-State Allccaticn for ADA Services 0 Y Arnual Funds DR 2yr 4/23 WSDOT 320 2,30) 2,820 1,410 1,400 CE No -19 20 18 _ Annual Report for 2020 & Transit Development Plan 2021 -2026 22 APPENDIX D: SERVICE DATA BY MODE Fixed-Route 2019 2020 2021(Est.) 2022(Est.) 2023(Est.) Ridership 985,355 536,746 650,000 900,000 918,000 Service Days 356 _ 356 354 356 356 Vehicle Service Mileage 710,000 703,036 710,000 710,000 710,000 Vehicle Service Hours 55,000 _ 60,045 56,000 57,000 57,000 Operating Expenses $ 6,600,000 $ 6,576,229 $6,700,000_ $6,800,000 $6,900,000 Fare Box Revenues(passes,tickets,&cash) $ 610,000 $ 297,669 $ 513,000 $ 600,000 $ 620,000 Fare Box Return Ratio'11 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.09 0.09 Revenue/Passenger 0.62 0.55 0.79 0.67 0.68 Revenue/Mile 0.86 0.42 0.72 0.85 0.87 Revenue/Hour 11.09 4.96 9.16 10.53 10.88 Passenger/Mile 1.39 0.76 0.92 1.27 1.29 Passenger/Hour 0.15 _ 0.08 0.10 0.13 0.13 Operating Cost/Passenger 6.70 12.25 10.31 7.56 7.52 Operating Cost/Mile 9.30 _ 9.35 9.44 9.58 9.72 Operating Cost/Hourj21 120.00 109.52 119.64 119.30 121.05 Paratransit 2019 2020 2021(Est.) 2022(Est.) 2023(Est.) Ridership 61,588 36,910 55,000 61,000 61,610 Service Days 356 356 354 356 356 Vehicle Service Mileage 360,000 176,401 255,750 283,650 286,487 Vehicle Service Hours 29,838 17,377 25,575 28,365 28,649 Operating Expenses $ 1,250,000 $ 723,776 $1,150,000 $1,500,000 $1,750,000 Fare Box Revenues(passes,tickets,&cash) $ 83,154 _ 74,970.00 85,000.00 125,000.00 127,000.00 Fare Box Return Ratio'11 0.07 0.10 0.07 0.08 0.07 Revenue/Passenger 1.35 _ 2.03 1.55 2.05 2.06 Revenue/Mile 0.23 0.42 0.33 0.44 0.44 Revenue/Hour 2.79 4.31 3.32 4.41 4.43 Passenger/Mile 0.17 _ 0.21 0.22 0.22 0.22 Passenger/Hour 2.06 2.12 2.15 2.15 2.15 Operating Cost/Passenger 20.30 19.61 20.91 24.59 28.40 Operating Cost/Mile 3.47 4.10 4.50 5.29 6.11 Operating Cost/Hour 1�1 41.89 41.65 44.97 52.88 61.08 19 4614-,, Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 23 Vanpool 2019 2020 2021(Est.) 2022(Est.) 2023(Est.) Ridership 43,990 6,554 8,000 10,500 11,025 Service Days 252 252 252 252 252 Vehicle Service Mileage 298,560 53,360 60,000 78,750 82,688 Vehicle Service Hours 6750 1185 13200 17325 18191 Operating Expenses $ 151,432 $ 154,461 "$ 154,461 $ 157,550 $ 160,701 Fare Box Revenues(passes,tickets,&cash) $ 170,817 35,000 75,000 _ 100,000 110,000.00 Fare Box Return Ratio'11 1.13 0.23 0.49 0.63 0.68 Revenue/Passenger 3.88 5.34 9.38 9.52 9.98 Revenue/Mile 0.57 0.66 1.25 1.27 1.33 Revenue/Hour 25.31 29.54 5.68 5.77 6.05 Passenger/Mile 0.15 0.12 0.13 _ 0.13 0.13 Passenger/Hour 6.52 5.53 0.61 0.61 0.61 Operating Cost/Passenger 3.44 23.57 19.31 15.00 14.58 Operating Cost/Mile 0.51 2.89 2.57 2.00 1.94 Operating Cost/Hour 12' 22.43 130.35 11.70 9.09 8.83 Commuter 2019 2020 2021(Est.) 2022(Est.) 2023(Est.) Ridership 25,082 11,581 15,000 17,500 20,000 Service Days 252 252 252 252 252 Vehicle Service Mileage 145,000 142,749 145,000 145,000 145,000 Vehicle Service Hours 4900 4102 4900 4900 $ 4,782 Operating Expenses $ 496,000 $ 469,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 510,000 Fare Box Revenues(passes,tickets,&cash) $ 86,748 51,000.00 75,000.00 100,000.00 122,417.61 Fare Box Return Ratio"' 0.17 0.11 0.15 0.20 0.24 Revenue/Passenger 3.46 4.40 5.00 5.71 6.12 Revenue/Mile 0.60 _ 0.36 0.52 _ 0.69 0.84 Revenue/Hour 17.70 12.43 15.31 20.41 25.60 Passenger/Mile 0.17 0.08 0.10 0.12 0.14 Passenger/Hour 5.12 2.82 3.06 3.57 4.18 Operating Cost/Passenger 19.78 40.50 33.33 28.57 25.50 Operating Cost/Mile 3.42 _ 3.29 _ 3.45 3.45 3.52 Operating Cost/Hour'2' 101.22 114.33 102.04 102.04 106.64 20 a;Y Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021-2026 24 APPENDIX E: FIXED-ROUTE MAP (Yakima) Appendix E: Fixed-Route Map (Yakima) .x ~ 1 San mitview/Lincoln 2 Tieton/Nob Hilt OIL I NAPac Fr(-velc 5 Nob Hill Teton r.North 4th S. ' J 7 COth Ave./Wa:hir.gton 8_im:oln i Surnmitvie•s f r<v 11 Ellensburg Arblvn 12=iir Ave. l l \ 21 _�� , Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021—2026 25 APPENDIX F: COMMUTER MAP (Ellensburg) oc .ji•b p. Contra) VI 10th Ave Washington .,,,,tr.A':c Unveratty ,569{ VB flte ftn Am F 7th Ave 4. ? Ellensburg h - .E 4th Awe — o E3rdAve s4, W 3rd Ave a V1 7 nd Ave E 2 rii Ave E 1st Ave E Ca pno t Ave • o v' F Tacoma Ave 7. ` E Ain ot< Ave Mountain - - 3 = View Pali 'g- E Miiintain View Ave Krttrtas Hwy co �' \\...........................:,.....„ , , tn • 22 -ir!2 , Annual Report for 2020& Transit Development Plan 2021—2026 26 Tuesday, September 7,2021 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 2020 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 Tuesday,September 7, 2021,at 5:30pm via Zoom conference call. To join meeting, call (253) 215 8782 or (971) 247 1195, the meeting ID is 931 1845 0466 and the passcode is 926722. A draft document and additional meeting information including the link to join the meeting online are available at www.yakimatransit.org. Final approval of the program is anticipated to go to the Yakima City Council on Tuesday, September 21st 2021. 27 Yakima Transit Annual Report for 2020 and Six-Year Plan for 2021-2026 Public Hearing September 7th, 2021, 5:30 PM Zoom Virtual Meeting Hosted by Gregory Story,Yakima Transit Assistant Manager In Attendance: Alvie Maxey,Transit Manager Gregory Story,Transit Assistant Manager Jessica Bland, Office Assistant Zoom meeting was tested and confirmed accessible via the link published to Yakima Transit's website and social media accounts. Zoom meeting was tested and confirmed accessible via telephone numbers published in the Yakima Herald and to Yakima Transit's website and social media accounts. 5:30 PM —Zoom meeting called to order by Greg Story. No community participants were waiting. 5:45 PM —No community participants joined meeting. Meeting adjourned. 28 Public Notice regarding the updated City Council meeting date for this agenda item was posted to Yakima Transit's website (YakimaTransit.org) as well as to Yakima Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts: Transit Development Plan to be presented to City Council 10/19 Posted on September 21,2021(September 21,2021)by Jessica Bland The Yakima Transit Transit Development plan will be presented to the Yakima City Council during the October 19th,2021 City Council Meeting.To view the plan visit our Plans and Documents page here: https://yakimatransitorg/plans-documents/ Edit Yakima Transit @YakimaTransit •just now The Yakima Transit Transit Development plan will be presented to the Yakima City Council during the October 19th, 2021 City Council Meeting. 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