The Short Range Transit Program identifies those regional transit service and capital improvements programmed in the Transit Life Cycle Program during the next five years and provides support for regional transit projects contained in the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Transportation Plan.
The annual Transit Performance Report provides information to the Board of Directors and member cities concerning ridership, operating costs, fare revenue, and serves as input to Maricopa Association of Governments' Regional Transportation Plan updates.
Valley Metro's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining an internal control structure designed to ensure that the assets of METRO are protected from loss, theft or misuse and to ensure that adequate accounting data are compiled to allow for the preparation of financial statements.
With the agency integration of Valley Metro and Valley Metro Rail, the budgets for each agency are developed with a unified staffing plan but are maintained as two separate financial entities, with fund and project accounting to segregate revenues and expenses. Each Operating and Capital Budget has been prepared with the goal of delivering a fiscally prudent, balanced budget. FY 2006/2007 was the first full year of Proposition 400 Public Transportation Fund revenues; FY 2005/2006 reflected only five months of PTF revenues.
Develop a detailed operating plan for the freeway express/BRT routes identified in the Regional Transportation Plan as well as identify vehicle and infrastructure investments needed to support said routes.
Study to determine overall performance of current bus service offerings through a detailed analysis of performance factors. Outcomes should include strategies to improve, eliminate or modify lowest performance-related services and development of recurring evaluation strategy and methodology that can be applied to a regular rating process.
Given the context for BRT planning in the Valley, this project, the Comprehensive Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Planning Study, is tasked with identifying demand for BRT and defining operational characteristics, capital infrastructure needs, and fleet requirements. The study considers how operational characteristics and needs of the BRT corridors may change as the regional transit network develops over the life of the 20 year transit program.
Valley Metro periodically conducts surveys with Dial-A-Ride passengers to gather information on trip making, demographic, and rider satisfaction with transit services. Previous Dial-a-Ride studies were conducted in 2000, 2002, and 2007. Valley Metro commissioned WestGroup Research of Phoenix to conduct a telephone survey with valley DAR passengers.
Valley Metro commissioned WestGroup Research to conduct a mail survey with users of transit services that are alternatives to Dial-a-Ride. Respondents included users of cab coupon and voucher programs.
The Regional Transportation Plan and Proposition 400 identified funding for 13 regional parkand-ride lots to support transit operations. This study provides recommendations to ensure that park-and-ride implementation are aligned with operational requirements, especially regarding express bus and bus rapid transit needs. The Park-and-Ride Re-prioritization also describes issues concerning the Valley’s overall park-and-ride network and makes recommendations to facilitate implementation.
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