2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Development of Transit Strategic Plans (language only)

Item 445 #6h

Item 445 #6h

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 391, after line 17, insert:

"H. As a condition of receipt of funding allocated in this item, each transit agency that (i) serves an urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more and (ii) has a bus fleet of 20 or more, shall develop a strategic plan at least once every five years that includes a needs and route analysis and shall at a minimum include: identification of areas for improved operating efficiency, including speed and reliability of trips and network connectivity; an assessment of the type of operating services for different service areas and needs; a review of performance of routes, route design standards, and schedule standards; and, examine transit needs to identify ways to improve access for underserved areas.  The first strategic assessment shall be submitted to the Department of Rail and Public Transportation no later than July 1, 2019.  Noncompliance with such requirement may result in the withholding of allocations to any agency failing to submit such plan to the department beginning in fiscal year 2020, as determined by the Director."


(This amendment directs all transit agencies in urbanized areas over 50,000 with bus fleets in excess of 20 vehicles to develop a strategic plan that includes a needs and route analysis every five years.)