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Report ID: 22-418   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 8/10/2022 Final action: 8/10/2022
Recommended Action: Consider receiving the Quarterly Report on the District's involvement in external planning processes.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Attachment 1 - Quarterly External Planning, 3. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Quarterly Report on District Involvement in External Planning Processes



Consider receiving the Quarterly Report on the District's involvement in external planning processes.


Goal - Strong Public and Policymaker Support
Initiative - Service Quality

External planning activities develop public and policymaker support by facilitating dialogue and consensus between cities, AC Transit, and other stakeholders about their proposals affecting transit. The District's participation in these activities is generally designed to improve or maintain service quality. Proposals by cities and other entities can improve operating conditions for AC Transit service or degrade them if not monitored closely.


There is no direct budgetary/fiscal impact associated with this report.


AC Transit's operations and service are affected not just by our own planning, but also by the planning of governmental agencies at multiple levels-state, regional, county, and city. Our district includes 13 cities and portions of 2 counties. Actions of these agencies can affect AC Transit positively or negatively in funding, policymaking, roadway design, transit performance and land use. Therefore, the District seeks to monitor and affect other agencies' plan-making on an ongoing basis. Resources permitting, the District seeks to take an active role in these planning processes. Activities include: participating on Technical Advisory Committees, submitting comments on plans, designs and other documents, and speaking before staff and governing bodies.

This report summarizes transportation and land-use planning processes led by these other agencies, which affect AC Transit. It focuses primarily on long-range planning activities rather than project-level implement...

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