Providing revenue to support the City’s new Transit Master Plan will help the City and its transit partners increase frequency of service to fill gaps in evening, mid-day and weekend service; provide service on new east-west routes; and improve the quality of transit stops.
Better transit service connects residents with jobs and affordable housing, improves air quality, creates more walkable communities and adds to the quality of life of all residents and visitors.
The budget information below is for fiscal year 2018-2019 and reflects a shortened collection period that will begin in August 2018. Budgets reflect additional revenue only and do not represent total department spending or existing sales tax revenue.
Mayor's Recommended Budget
Transit Planning and Program Support
Hire one new full time employee to manage transit programs
Frequent Transit Network (FTN)
Create a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) on key initial routes (2100 S, 900 S, 200 S, and 600 N or 1000 N) to increase transit service to a frequency of 15-minutes or better, Monday thru Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight, and add new Sunday service
Home-to-Transit Pilot Program
Provide home-to-transit ride share services to residents living more than 1/4 mile from a high frequency bus or train with frequency of 15-minutes or better
Provide start-up funding for the “Work to Transit” Program to develop a cooperative partnership with businesses in Research Park and the Industrial West Side to provide a shuttle type service to employees, and other first mile/last mile solutions. The budget includes start-up costs only; the program will ultimately be managed and funded by businesses
Transit Pass Analysis and Facilitation
Execute a comprehensive study on best practices for transit pass programs (HIVE Pass) with the goal of increasing the number of transit passes distributed to residents
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Branding and Outreach
Fund branding and a public outreach process for the development of a high frequency bus network (FTN) that will establish new routes and service areas
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Capital Improvements
Fund capital improvements associated with the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN), including signal upgrades, ADA enhancements, bus stop improvements, etc.
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Rolling Stock (Buses) Procurement
Fund new leases for busses to be used on the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN)
Hire one new planning position to manage the impacts related to overall infrastructure upgrades