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1 Valley Metro Overview ITE/IMSA Spring Conference March 6, 2014

2 Valley Metro Who Are We? Operate Regional Transit Services Valley Metro and Phoenix are region s primary service providers Light Rail and Bus Project Development Rail and bus corridors Support facilities

3 Total Transit Network Every transit mode serves a certain purpose and market. Many modes working in concert create a successful transportation network. We have to continue to build. Economic prosperity Mobility choices Quality of life 3

4 Valley-Wide Transit Growth 25 years Population - Doubled 3.8 million in 2010 Miles of Operation - Tripled 31 million annual revenue miles Transit Boardings - Quadrupled 72 million annual passengers Travellers have responded to the investment in transit!

5 Region s Transit Services 20 miles of light rail 58 local bus routes 23 Express/RAPID 17 circulators 2 LINK routes Supporting dial-a-ride service 373 Vanpools 5

6 Service Provision Goals Implement RTP services with performance in mind High priority to serve transit-dependents Provide desirable options to auto travel Improve performance and promote financial stability of agency Promote expansion that: Builds existing services to meet standards Focuses new service as follows: high population density limited auto availability low income major activity centers 6

7 Regional Service Standards SERVICE TYPE MINIMUM HEADWAY or DAILY TRIPS MINIMUM SPAN WEEK / SAT / SUN OPERATING DAYS Dial-a-Ride (ADA) NA 16 hrs / 14 hrs / 12 hrs Mon Sun Rural Connector 4 trips AM / 4 trips PM NA Mon Fri Community/Circulator 30 min 12 hrs / 0 hrs / 0 hrs Mon Fri Local Bus 30 min* 16 hrs / 14 hrs / 12 hrs Mon Sun Key Local Bus** 15 min peak / 30 min base* 16 hrs / 14 hrs / 12 hrs Mon Sun Limited Stop Peak 4 trips AM / 4 trips PM NA Mon Fri Limited Stop All-Day Headway up to 2X Peak LRT Same as LRT Mon Fri Commuter Express 4 trips AM / 4 trips PM NA Mon Fri Light Rail Transit 12 min peak / 20 min base 18 hrs / 14 hrs / 12 hrs Mon Sun *60 min early morning and late night service ** Key Local Parameters: >1,000,000 Annual Boardings, Low-Income Households, & Zero Auto-Households 7

8 Minimum Stop Spacing Standards SERVICE TYPE Dial-a-Ride (ADA) Rural Connector Community/Circulator Local Bus Key Local Bus Limited Stop Peak Limited Stop All-Day Commuter Express Light Rail Transit BASE NA NA 1/4 Mile 1/4 Mile 1/4 Mile 1 Mile 1 Mile 4 Maximum Inbound Stops 1 Mile In areas where development exists 8

9 Regional Transit Performance Measures Measure In TPR Route Level Service Type Level Total Boardings On-time Performance (%) Vehicle Revenue Miles Vehicle Revenue Hours Boardings / Revenue Mile Boardings / Revenue Hour Average Fare Farebox Recovery Rate (%) Operating Cost / Revenue Mile Operating Cost / Boarding Subsidy / Boarding 9

10 20-Mile Light Rail Line 10

11 Defining Success : LRT Ridership Exceeded all expectations Nearing 2020 ridership projection All-time high = 65,773 (12/7/13) Demographics: Students Workers Special event-goers 11

12 Light Rail Statistics per 2011 survey 77% used transit more often than two years ago 68% walked to a METRO station 16% drive 16% transfer from a bus 34% utilize METRO to/from home for needs other than work or ASU 29% to/from home/asu 20% to/from home/work 65% of those surveyed had at least 1 car available for their trip 12

13 Peer City Comparison: Ridership Peer City Miles Boardings per Corridor Mile Dallas 85 1,100 Denver 47 1,600 Minneapolis 12 2,500 Phoenix 20 2,200 Portland 52 2,400 Sacramento 37 1,200 Salt Lake City 35 1,600 San Diego 54 1,600 Seattle 17 1,800 Peer Average 50 1,800 As of Fall 2013

14 Defining Success: Development $6.9 billion total investment Planned, under construction or completed Within walking distance of LRT $5.4B private investment $1.5B public investment 14

15 Connecting Sky Harbor Airport Initial connection was by bus 1200 daily riders PHX Sky Train Phase I opened on April 8, % increase in ridership 15

16 Future Transit Corridors 16

17 High Capacity Transit Element of TLCP PTF Program Funds $3,000 HCT/LRT PTF Forecasts (In Millions) $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $0 $2,576 $2,100 $1,662 $1,600 $1,280 $1, Fiscal Year 17

18 Light Rail Construction Projects 18

19 Central Mesa LRT Extension Project cost = $199M Utility relocations started in July 2012 Street and sidewalk work underway Beginning to install rail About 38% complete and opens in fall

20 Northwest LRT Extension Cost: $328 million Utility relocation work started in January 2013 Street and sidewalk work underway Construction is 40% complete Open in summer

21 Future Transit Corridors 21

22 Gilbert Road LRT Extension Completing Preliminary Engineering FInalizing finance plan 22

23 Gilbert Road LRT Extension Recommended Cross Section 2 through lanes Widen to 4 traffic lanes at arterial Intersections Retains bicycle lanes and some on-street parking Minimizes property acquisition 23

24 Roundabouts Two proposed: Horne, Harris More auto capacity than 2-lane Easier U-Turns Requires crossing gates Requires additional signals More right-of-way than 2-lane 24

25 Tempe Streetcar Route Options 25

26 Capitol/I-10 West LRT Extension Conducting Environmental Assessment Reviewing alignment in vicinity of State Capitol 26

27 West Phoenix/Central Glendale Study 27

28 Northwest Extension: Phase II Reassessing opportunities to serve Metrocenter Mall

29 South Central Phoenix City Council approved recommendations Initiating finance plan 29

30 Scottsdale/Rural Rd LINK Analyzing service and capital options Operation: FY 2016

31 Wulf Grote Director, Planning & Development ValleyMetro.org 31

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