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File #: 2021-0952    Version: 1 Name: Transit Pilot Program Presentation
Type: Agenda Item Status: Presentation
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: City Manager Office
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Presentation from Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (CMTA) regarding Pflugerville transit pilot program.
Attachments: 1. Pflugerville Pickup ILA - Amendment 1, 2. Service Area Map, 3. Pickup Pilot - Metrics, 4. Pflugerville Monthly Report August 2021
Title
Presentation from Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (CMTA) regarding Pflugerville transit pilot program.

Summary
The City of Pflugerville allocated funding in the FY21 and FY22 budgets for public transportation services. This funding was allocated for the implementation of a transit pilot program. Staff began working with CMTA representatives to design a pilot that could reasonably gauge the viability of continued transit investment in Pflugerville in the future and that pilot program commenced on March 23, 2021. The local contribution rate required to fund these operations is 60%. The remaining 40% federal share is available through the use of 5307 funds through the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) which are attributed to Pflugerville's proportional share of the urbanized area population. As of July 31, 2021, $139,086 ($83,452 Pflugerville Funding plus 55,634 Federal Funding) have been expended for the pilot program.

The pilot covers a 3.3 square mile service area, which is generally located along the Pecan Street corridor. Please refer to the attached map. The estimated budget for this pilot would cost a total of $500,392. This estimate includes the required local match of $300,235 with the balance coming from federal 5307 funds in the amount of $200,157. An additional $10,000 is committed for marketing and promotion efforts with support from CMTA. Included in the estimate is the cost to run the pilot for 12 months with two vehicles and an option for a third, should it be needed for peak hour demands within the 3.3. sq. mi. service area provided in the agreement.

Prior City Council Action
August 25, 2020 CIty Council approved the funding allocation for this item through the adoption of the FY21 Budget.
July 28, 2020 City Council voted to include this item in the FY21 Budget.
The City Council discussed this matter on May 26, 2020 and June 9, 2020 and took no action.
August 14, 2018, City Council approved the TDP Addendum.
September 22, 20...

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