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Report ID: 21-255   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 5/26/2021 Final action: 5/26/2021
Recommended Action: Consider approving proposed pilot services to address requests from the public, customers, and stakeholders in Alameda, Berkeley, and Hayward as part of District transit recovery efforts.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. SR 21-255 Attachment 1 Pilot Service Descriptions, 3. SR 21-255 Attachment 2 Seaplane Lagoon Letters, 4. SR 21-255 Attachment 3 Line 80 Letter, 5. SR 21-255 Attachment 4 Line 60 Letters, 6. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Proposed Pilot Services

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider approving proposed pilot services to address requests from the public, customers, and stakeholders in Alameda, Berkeley, and Hayward as part of District transit recovery efforts.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service
Initiative - Service Quality

These pilots will allow the District to respond to requests from customers and communities while also evaluating the performance of the pilot services. Any findings can be used to inform future permanent planning decisions. Following a review of the performance of these pilots, a decision about whether to make these permanent will be brought to the Board for approval as part of the development of a new network by August 2022.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The three proposed pilots are independent of each other and can be implemented separately. The resources needed for each and their estimated costs are detailed below.

Pilot
Daily Hours
Service Days per Week
Annual Service Days
Annual Hours
Hourly Cost
Annual Cost
Line 78 - Seaplane Lagoon
16|1010|255
4,080
$140.00
$571,200
Line 79 - Ashby Extension
16|1010|255
4,080
$140.00
$571,200
Line 60 - South Hayward BART Extension
18|1010|365
6,570
$140.00
$919,800

Staff estimates the Ashby service will require two to four more operators and the South Hayward service will require two more. The Seaplane Lagoon service will require no more than six additional operators, but likely fewer than that depending on how the trips are tied (i.e. interlined) with other service at the Fruitvale BART Station.

These proposals have been reviewed as to their impact on the budget and operator count and staff is confident they are included within the District's financial plans for recovery in the next fiscal year without impacting the sustainability of existing service.


BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:
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