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Report ID: 22-009   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 1/26/2022 Final action: 1/26/2022
Recommended Action: Consider approving updated methodology for prioritizing lines for service recovery, including both local and Transbay service. [Requested by Director Walsh 11/10/2021]
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att 1. Updated Service Recovery Priorities Memo, 3. Att 2. Board Presentation, 4. Revised Att.2. Presentation, 5. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Service Recovery Priorities Update

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider approving updated methodology for prioritizing lines for service recovery, including both local and Transbay service. [Requested by Director Walsh 11/10/2021]
Body

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service
Initiative - Service Quality

AC Transit plays a critical role in the regional mobility network by providing local and Transbay bus service throughout our service area and the Bay Area at large. Service throughout the network was reduced and/or temporarily suspended during the pandemic. In response to Board feedback and evolving pandemic conditions, staff developed an updated methodology for prioritizing lines to recover as more resources become available while beginning conversations about potential strategies for how the District might better use resources to meet current demand patterns.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no budget impact associated with this item. It is a proposed set of criteria and priorities to guide decisions about what service to restore as budget and workforce become available.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

In July 2021, the Board approved a methodology for recovering local, Transbay, and Supplementary service. The priorities and timeline were planned to bring AC Transit back to full-service levels in the near-term before ultimately implementing a District-wide redesign to match the service network with post-pandemic rider needs. Putting equity at the forefront in line with the District's Strategic Plan, this methodology asked the following questions in prioritizing lines for service recovery:
* Is the line below pre-pandemic service levels?
* Does the line serve a Disadvantaged Community?
* Does the line have high ridership or pass-ups?
* Does the line provide critical coverage in the network?

In response to each of these questions, staff'...

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