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Report ID: 11-256m   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/8/2022 Final action: 6/8/2022
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing the General Manager to enter into an extension of the contract with MV Transportation to operate the Dumbarton Express service for the period of July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Dumbarton Express Contract Extension

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider authorizing the General Manager to enter into an extension of the contract with MV Transportation to operate the Dumbarton Express service for the period of July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Convenient and Reliable Service
Initiative - Service Quality

The Dumbarton Express is a vital transit service that principally serves the journey-to-work travel market between the East Bay and the Peninsula. It has been in operation since 1984 and continues to be an important commute alternative in the Dumbarton Bridge corridor.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The Dumbarton Express operation is funded entirely through revenues from Regional Measure 2 bridge tolls and AC Transit EasyPass sales to Stanford University. Aside from a minor amount of staff time to administer the service contract, no other District funds or resources are used to support the Dumbarton Express.

The contract extension with MV Transportation may result in an increased hourly rate which could cause costs to exceed available funding to operate the service. If this is the case, staff will request additional Regional Measure 2 funding and may also reach out to the Dumbarton Bridge Regional Operations Consortium (DBROC or the Consortium) to request equal financial contribution to close the funding gap. If additional funds are not available, staff will need to reduce service during the contract extension period to match available funds and reassess service levels prior to entering into the longer-term service contract after December 31, 2022.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

The Dumbarton Express services connects southern Alameda County with the southern portion of San Mateo County and the northern portion of Santa Clara County and has been in operation since 1984. The Dumbarton Express service is over...

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