Archive for March 2011
February 16, 2011 Meeting Minutes 1. Meeting called to order at 2:00 PM by Chair Phedra Elliott. 2. Attendance: Phedra Elliott – Chair, Sarah VanCleve – Secretary, Darlene Cook – Past Chair, Sally Santana – Member at Large, Walt LeCouteur, Sheila Gilliam, Beverly Kincaid, Cathy Shaffer, Betsi Kuker, Denise Agee, Shannon Bauman, Greg Alkire, Jim Stowers, Doug McIntyre, Danielle Perez, Kirsten Jewell, David Foote, Joe Myall, Imari Stone, Elizabeth Wagner, Trudy Stacy, John Clauson, Greg Fontenette, Terry Schroeder 3. Introductions were made around the table. 4. Agenda Review: No changes were made to the agenda. Minutes: January Meeting minutes – Dave Foote moved to approve, Sally Santana seconded and they were approved as presented. Kitsap Transit – John Clauson and Trudy Stacy: John and Trudy presented Kitsap Transit 101, which is shown to new board members. 83% of their funding comes from sales tax. Due to sales tax revenue being down, they have needed to make adjustments to cover that shortfall. Kitsap Transit is a public agency, under the Public Transportation Benefit Area. Their challenges with a lack of funding have made it necessary to decrease service and increase fares. Other transit areas as also needing to reduce services and many need to reduce more drastically than Kitsap has. Kitsap Transit’s reduction is under 35% and most likely around 20%. The reason they cut the Sunday service is that was the least used day in the week. They were able to save more by shutting down one whole day instead of cutting back an hour or so every day. The savings they are seeing is $800,000 to $850,000 per year. At the time that they cut out the Sunday service several vans were surplussed and many churches were recipients of them so that they could use the vans for picking up church members who would not be able to get to church due to no bus service. Their services are:
- Access, which is available to senior and disabled persons who are unable to use the fixed routes.
- Routed, which is their fixed schedule service and provides the largest number of hours.
- Worker/Driver, which is used to transport large groups of people to and from work to the same work location.
- Foot Ferry
- SCOOT, allows commuters who work in targeted areas in Kitsap County to use alternatives to driving to work alone by offering a car they can reserve for personal errands.
- Van Link is designed to provide local social agencies with vans to transport their clients.