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Report ID: 21-190   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 4/28/2021 Final action: 4/28/2021
Recommended Action: Consider adoption of Resolution No. 21-014 authorizing the General Manager to transfer ownership of one surplus transit bus to the Transportation Learning Center.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. Resolution 21-014, 3. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Bus Donation

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider adoption of Resolution No. 21-014 authorizing the General Manager to transfer ownership of one surplus transit bus to the Transportation Learning Center.
Body

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Safe and Secure Operations
Initiative - Service Quality

This donation of one surplus transit bus does not directly impact the District's Strategic goals; however, it does align with the safe and secure operations goal by supporting the Transportation Learning Center project to re-design the driver compartment and passenger areas to improve both operator and rider safety and comfort.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact to the District.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

On January 29, 2021, the Transportation Learning Center (TLC) was awarded a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin work on the Redesign of Transit Bus Operator Compartment to Improve Safety, Operational Efficiency, and Passenger Accessibility Program. This project is more commonly referred to as the, "Bus of the Future" program. TLC is a nonprofit organization funded by the FTA, United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) to develop and support technical partnerships for public transportation and its front-line workforce. TLC is the project manager responsible for all facets of the project, including all requisite communication and reporting to the FTA.

This program is intended specifically to redesign the driver compartment and passenger areas to improve both operator and rider safety and comfort. The efficacy of this program resides in multiple partnerships that include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International Safety Specialist, and subject matter expert (SME) teams. The District is committed to provide program support in two ...

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