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COMMITTEE FOR TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY AGENDA

COMMITTEE FOR TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY Thursday, September 12, :00 AM VTA Conference Room B North First Street San Jose, CA AGENDA COMMITTEE MISSION The VTA Committee for
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COMMITTEE FOR TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY Thursday, September 12, :00 AM VTA Conference Room B North First Street San Jose, CA AGENDA COMMITTEE MISSION The VTA Committee for Transportation Mobility and Accessibility provides guidance and perspective to the Board of Directors on VTA transit and transportation accessibility matters to help ensure complete access to all users in Santa Clara County, doing so by facilitating dialogue with, representing and advocating the needs of the disabled and senior communities. CALL TO ORDER 1. ROLL CALL 2. INTRODUCTION OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS 3. ORDERS OF THE DAY 4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS This portion of the agenda is reserved for persons desiring to address the Committee on any matter not on the agenda, within the Committee s jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not permit Committee action or extended discussion on any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances. If Committee action is requested, the matter can be placed on a subsequent agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff for reply in writing. 5. Receive the Committee Staff Report. (Verbal Report) CONSENT AGENDA 6. ACTION ITEM Approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of April 11, INFORMATION ITEM -Receive a report on the October 7, 2019 Transit Service Changes. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility September 12, 2019 REGULAR AGENDA 8. INFORMATION ITEM -Receive a report regarding VTA's Accessible Automated Vehicle (AAV) project operated at the Veteran Administration Palo Alto Health Care System property. 9. INFORMATION ITEM -Receive a status update on VTA's forthcoming Express Bus Partnership Program. 10. INFORMATION ITEM Receive a status report on MV Transportation Cure Notice to Action Plan. (Verbal Report) REPORTS 11. Receive the Chairperson's Report. (Verbal Report) OTHER 12. Review the Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Work Plan. 13. ANNOUNCEMENTS 14. ADJOURN In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, VTA will make reasonable arrangements to ensure meaningful access to its meetings for persons who have disabilities and for persons with limited English proficiency who need translation and interpretation services. Individuals requiring ADA accommodations should notify the Board Secretary s Office at least 48-hours prior to the meeting. Individuals requiring language assistance should notify the Board Secretary s Office at least 72-hours prior to the meeting. The Board Secretary may be contacted at (408) or or (408) (TTY only). VTA s home page is or visit us on (408) : 中文 / Español / 日本語 / Çѱ¹¾î / tiếng Việt / Tagalog. All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary s Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) , the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on VTA s website at and also at the meeting. Page 2 6 CALL TO ORDER Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Thursday, April 11, 2019 MINUTES The Regular Meeting of the Committee for Transportation Mobility and Accessibility (CTMA) was called to order at 10:03 a.m. by Chairperson Morrow in Conference Room B-106, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California. 1. ROLL CALL Attendee Name Title Status Kathy Bonilla Member Present Jeffery Darling Member Present Rowan Fairgrove Member Present Christine Fitzgerald First Vice Chairperson Absent Cheryl Hewitt Member Absent Melba Holliday Member Absent Jeffery Jokinen Member Present Tricia Kokes Second Vice Chairperson Absent John Macon Alternate Member Absent Lupe Medrano Member Present Laura Michels Member Absent Alexandra Morris Member Present Aaron Morrow Chairperson Present Dilip Shah Member Present Chaitanya Vaidya Member Absent Lori Williamson Member Present * Alternates do not serve unless participating as a Member. A quorum was present. 2. INTRODUCTION OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS David Siedentopf, General Manager, MV Transportation; Alicia Avila, Member of the Public; Monica Mallon, Member of the Public; Jay Tyree, Senior Transportation Planner; Tamiko Percell, Transportation Planner III; Jane Shinn, Senior Management Analyst; Suet Nguyen, Senior Management Analyst; Lauren Rosiles, Management Analyst; Leslie Garcia, Office Specialist II; and Tracene Crenshaw, Assistant Board Secretary. 6 3. ORDERS OF THE DAY Chairperson Morrow recommended hearing items in the following order as until a quorum is established: 1) Agenda Item #11., FY2020 and FY Measure B Program Funding; 2) Agenda Item #10., Transit Speed Policy; and 3) Agenda Item #9., 2019 New Transit Service Plan. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee of the Whole accepted the Orders of the Day. 4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS Ms. Mallon urged the Committee to vote against the proposed 2019 New Transit Service Plan. 5. Committee Staff Report Aaron Vogel, Regional Transportation Services Manager and Staff Liaison, provided a report highlighting the following: 1) actions taken by the Board of Directors at their April 4, 2019 meeting; 2) Get on Board Day on April 25, 2019; 3) redesigned VTA.org beta site; 4) VTA s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II project public meetings; and 5) update on Access Riders Choice Program. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee of the Whole accepted the Committee Staff Report. The Agenda was taken out of order. REGULAR AGENDA 11. FY2020 and FY Measure B Program Funding Ms. Shinn provided a presentation entitled FY20/FY Measure B Program Funding. Member Fairgrove arrived at the meeting and took her seat at 10:15 a.m. and a quorum was established. Member Jokinen arrived at the meeting and took his seat at 10:20 a.m. Members of the Committee commented VTA should focus on its transit service and people with disabilities. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee of the Whole received the FY2020 and FY Measure B Program Funding report. Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Minutes Page 2 of 5 April 11, 2019 6 CONSENT AGENDA Chairperson Morrow requested that Agenda Item #7, Transit Operations Performance Report Q2 FY2019, be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed on the Regular Agenda. 6. Regular Meeting Minutes of January 17, 2019 M/S/C (Williamson/Medrano) to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 17, (Removed from the Consent Agenda and Placed on the Regular Agenda.) Receive the FY2019 Second Quarter Transit Operations Performance Report. 8. Transit Service Changes - April 8, 2019 M/S/C (Williamson/Medrano) to receive a report on the April 8, 2019 Transit Service Changes. RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] Consent Agenda Items #6 and #8 MOVER: Lori Williamson, Member SECONDER: Lupe Medrano, Member AYES: Bonilla, Darling, Fairgrove, Jokinen, Medrano, Morris, Morrow, Shah, Williamson NOES: None ABSENT: Fitzgerald, Hewitt, Holliday, Kokes, Macon (Alt.), Michels, Vaidya REGULAR AGENDA (continued) 7. Transit Operations Performance Report -Q2 FY2019 Upon query of a Member of the Committee, Mr. Vogel reported on the unmet performance indicators for paratransit. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee received Transit Operations Performance Report Q2 FY New Transit Service Plan Mr. Tyree provided a presentation entitled, 2019 New Transit Service Plan. Members of the Committee commented about the following: 1) people with disabilities are not included in the working public demographic; 2) effects of the proposed discontinued bus lines to its riders and people with disabilities; 3) public and private partnership regarding express bus service; 4) bus schedule changes; and 5) use of 2016 Measure B funds for transit. Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Minutes Page 3 of 5 April 11, 2019 6 A Member of the Committee requested staff to reach out to people with disabilities living along the Line 65 corridor and inquire about how many rides they take. Public Comments Ms. Mallon expressed concern about the service cutbacks in the New Transit Service Plan and noted its effect to the senior community and people with disabilities. M/S/C (Daling/Medrano) to recommend that the VTA Board of Directors adopt the final 2019 New Transit Service Plan for implementation in late 2019 coincident with the opening of the BART extension to Berryessa. RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] Consent Agenda Item #9 MOVER: Jeffery Darling, Member SECONDER: Lupe Medrano, Member AYES: Bonilla, Darling, Fairgrove, Jokinen, Medrano, Morris, Morrow, Shah, Williamson NOES: None ABSENT: Fitzgerald, Hewitt, Holliday, Kokes, Macon (Alt.), Michels, Vaidya 10. Transit Speed Policy REPORTS Ms. Percell provided a presentation entitled, Transit Speed Policy. Members of the Committee provided the following comments: 1) not to compromise customer service in order to provide faster transit speed; 2) issue with bus balancing; 3) issue with the design of the bike lanes along San Fernando Street in San Jose; and 4) recommended using 30-foot buses versus 40 foot buses. Members of the Committee requested that the Bus Stop Improvement Plan be brought back to the Committee. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee received a report on Transit Speed Policy. 12. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)/Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) Report Chairperson Morrow reported on the changes to the CAC Membership structure and announced the Citizens Watchdog Committee s public hearing on 2000 Measure A Program Expenditures on May 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. 13. Chairperson's Report Member of the Committee requested information about the cancelled nutrition program. Chairperson Morrow reported about the following: 1) expressed concern about the automated payment and scheduling system; 2) direction of MV Transportation to carry Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Minutes Page 4 of 5 April 11, 2019 6 OTHER out its five-year program objectives; 3) budget process; and 4) expressed concern that VTA is focusing more on construction projects and not transit service. 14. Workplan Update Mr. Vogel noted the following additional items for the workplan: 1) discussion on the new VTA website, beta.vta.org; 2) Paratransit Statistics - Quarter one to three; and 3) Bus Priority Seating policy. Chairperson Morrow suggested adding the following items: 1) report on the Bus Stop Improvement Plan; and 2) Joint Meeting with BART Accessibility Board. On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee received the Workplan update. 15. ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no Announcements. 16. ADJOURNMENT On order of Chairperson Morrow and there being no objection, the Committee meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Michael Diaresco, Board Assistant VTA Office of the Board Secretary Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility Minutes Page 5 of 5 April 11, 2019 7 Date: August 29, 2019 Current Meeting: September 12, 2019 Board Meeting: October 3, 2019 BOARD MEMORANDUM TO: THROUGH: FROM: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility General Manager, Nuria I. Fernandez Interim Chief Operating Officer, D. Austin Jenkins SUBJECT: Transit Service Changes - October 7, 2019 FOR INFORMATION ONLY BACKGROUND: VTA implements transit service changes quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Major service changes are typically planned for implementation in July to coincide with each fiscal year, while minor service changes are planned for each quarter. Major service changes must be submitted to the VTA Board of Directors for review and approval. For Title VI compliance purposes, all major service changes also require that VTA staff perform a Service Equity Analysis. The following modifications are considered major service changes as adopted by the VTA Board of Directors: Establishment of a new transit line or service. Elimination of a transit line or service. Route change that impacts 25 percent or more of a line s route miles. Span of service or frequency changes affecting 25 percent or more of a line s revenue vehicle hours. Series of changes on a single route which are included in the annual transit service plan and cumulatively meet any of the above criteria. Proposed changes that are anticipated to be controversial with a particular community or interested parties based on public feedback. Systemwide change concurrently affecting five percent or more of the total system revenue hours. Service change proposals that do not meet the criteria for major service changes are handled at the staff level and are still subject to an appropriate level of community review and comment. 7 DISCUSSION: In May, the VTA Board of Directors approved the 2019 Transit Service Plan, for implementation coincident with the introduction of BART service at Milpitas and San Jose / Berryessa stations in late In the interim, quarterly transit service changes, such as this one, focus on adjustments to VTA's current service to improve schedules and connections. The following service changes will take effect on Monday, October 7, 2019: Major Service Changes No major service changes. Minor Service Changes 1. Bus Route 19: weekday evening schedule adjustments to align connections with new Caltrain schedules. 2. Line 201 (DASH): The first a.m. trip will be moved two minutes later to improve connections with the ACE train. Prepared By: Janice Soriano Memo No Page 2 of 2 8 Date: September 6, 2019 Current Meeting: September 12, 2019 Board Meeting: N/A BOARD MEMORANDUM TO: THROUGH: FROM: SUBJECT: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Committee for Transportation Mobility & Accessibility General Manager, Nuria I. Fernandez Deputy GM/Chief Financial Officer, Raj Srinath Accessible Automated Vehicle (AAV) Research and Demonstration Program FOR INFORMATION ONLY BACKGROUND: Studies have found that offering more frequent service, with greater flexibility in start and stop times and pick-up/drop-off locations, will increase our paratransit customer satisfaction and provide all our customers greater mobility. Based on these studies and our own experience, we believe that a small high-quality 6 to 12 passenger, enhanced Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant, zero emissions vehicle, operating in a semi-fixed or on demand service model, would enhance paratransit customer experiences. In our conversation with paratransit and VA clients, a service and vehicle that is more tailored to their mobility needs and time tables would provide expanded freedom to disabled and senior customers. This project will also establish the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) as an industry leader, innovator, and transportation organization worthy of serving Silicon Valley The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) awarded VTA in late 2018 an Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (IDEA) grant plus matching funds of $1.1 million. The project includes another $100,000 for in-kind match from the key partners, to develop and demonstrate Accessible Automated Vehicle (AAV) technology at Prospect Silicon Valley (Prospect SV), and the Veteran Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Working with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) VTA was given a notice to proceed in July VTA, Prospect SV, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) and VAPAHCS have turned in additional grant requests (still pending) to expand the demonstration by adding additional vehicles and locations. Per the grant parameters, VTA was required to identify specific project partners: VTA: Transit operator, system requirements, integration, final evaluation ProspectSV: Project management, technology identification, equipment management, 8 unit test site host, accessibility coordinator, and research publication Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System: Real world environment test site, and consulting support for accessibility functions and testing criteria MTI: Use case analysis and policy guidance MTC: Grant Review and funding support VTA, MTC and Prospect SV issued a Request for Information (RFI) to scope out the state of the industry regarding advanced ADA capability on automated vehicles (AV). The RFI identified that the majority of the AV research centers were not focused on accessibility or ADA compliance, and slow to deploy electric Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV), or Buy America requirements at this time. DISCUSSION: The Accessible Automated Vehicle (AAV) project is a development and demonstration project to provide specialized transportation services in a very limited geographic area with an even more limited demographic population - namely the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital staff, visitors and clinic patients in Palo Alto. Following the VTA Strategic plan, we are fostering creativity by encouraging the automotive industry to develop advanced ADA solutions, while building strong relationships with our partner agencies such as the Veterans Administration. VTA is taking a leadership role in developing requirements and coordinating with the equipment provider, Prospect SV, and MTI to test a fully ADA-compliant and paratransit-ready electric autonomous shuttle. The primary goal of Phase 1 is to collaborate with innovative suppliers to build a complete shuttle system and provide initial assessment of the solution for compliance to Department of Transportation (DOT) Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles (49 CFR Part 38) Subpart B-buses. Phase 2 will assess the vehicle under live use conditions. Subsequent phases have been identified for future funding opportunities: Phase 3 - (future request) expands service within VA Hospital complex; and Phase 4 (future request) completes coverage of the VA Hospital Complex and expansion off the VA Hospital grounds. The project goals: 1. Partner with private sector to identify an advanced ADA Compliant and Transit-Ready Electric Autonomous Shuttle. The accessible shuttle needs to work with the VAPAHCS unique population of disabilities such as the blind, spinal injuries, and paraplegic issues; 2. Partner with private sector to acquire or leverage our existing computer aided dispatch and automated vehicle location solution for AAV's; 3. Demonstrate and refine the Accessible Shuttle capabilities over the course of the demonstration period; 4. Evaluate and test Business Process; 5. Evaluate current and new staffing positions required to manage a fleet of AAV's and the training requirements; and 6. Capture and Disseminate Findings. Per the IDEA grant requirements, VTA partnered with Prospect SV, VAPAHCS, San Jose State, Page 2 of 3 8 and MTI. Per the requirement of the grant and outlined in the grant, VTA can contract with Prospect SV without going through a competitive procurement. As identified in the grant, Prospect SV would provide technical project management, manage the equipment procurement, and collaborate with advanced innovation partners in solving key limitation when transporting clients with disabilities. AAV Project Schedule Request for Information March 2019 to July 2019 Notice to process by FTA July 2019 Contracts, requirements and procurement August 2019 to December 2019 Equipment & process assessment January 2020 to June 2020 Phase 1 testing (at Prospect SV) March 2020 to May 2020 Phase 2 testing (at the VA Center) June 2020 to June 2022 Prepared By: Gary Miskell Memo No Page 3 of 3 8.a 9 Accessible Automated Vehicle (AAV) Research & Demonstration Program Committee For Transportation Mobility & Accessibility September 12 th, passenger AAV Shuttle By Gary Miskell Chief Innovation Officer Santa Clara Valley Transportation Au
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