Regional Public Transit Issues October 2 2014 Transit

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Regional Public Transit Issues October 2, 2014

Regional Public Transit Issues October 2, 2014

Transit in the 2040 CRP • Identifies Deficiencies in the existing system • Missing

Transit in the 2040 CRP • Identifies Deficiencies in the existing system • Missing important centers of activities and employment • Existing capacity is inadequate to meet needs of transit dependent population • Missing dedicated source of local funding for matching federal and state dollars

What 2040 Recommended • Framework of high speed rail, commuter rail, and regional bus

What 2040 Recommended • Framework of high speed rail, commuter rail, and regional bus service, all supported by a network of local bus and demand response services • Regional Leadership – elevate discussion beyond local politics and parochial interests and speak with one voice • Regional Oversight and Management – success depends on participation of entire region • Outreach and Education of Public and Local Elected Officials – need to understand economic benefit and quality of life impacts

What 2040 Recommended Regional Policies • Support and promote the creation of a dedicated

What 2040 Recommended Regional Policies • Support and promote the creation of a dedicated source of funding • Support, promote and fund a regional service and management structure • Support and promote transit-friendly land use practices • Support and promote services that connect the region’s neighborhoods with jobs, shopping, medical, entertainment, recreational and educational facilities • Support and promote increased capacity and accessibility of demand response for persons who do not drive

Who are the Region’s Existing Public Transit Operators • • • Gary Public Transportation

Who are the Region’s Existing Public Transit Operators • • • Gary Public Transportation Corporation East Chicago Public Transit North Township Trustee South Lake County Community Services Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Opportunity Enterprises Porter County Aging and Community Services Valparaiso V-Line and Chicago DASH La Porte Trans. Porte Michigan City Transit

How Public Transit is Funded – Federal and State • Federal Support from Federal

How Public Transit is Funded – Federal and State • Federal Support from Federal Transit Administration FTA Section 5307, Section 5310, Section 5337 (NICTD) and Section 5339 Funds and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) • State Support (Line item in budget, previously Public Mass Transit Fund from sales tax) • Local Support from fares, municipal property taxes, other federal programs, county economic development income tax, county budgets (property taxes)

How Sec. 5307 is Used –Operating and Capital for FY 2014 • • •

How Sec. 5307 is Used –Operating and Capital for FY 2014 • • • East Chicago Transit - $603, 158 GPTC - $7, 263, 276 (includes prior years’ funding) NIRPC - $360, 907 (administration and planning) North Township - $181, 485 Opportunity Enterprises - $215, 692 PCACS - $311, 953 SLCCS - $533, 267 V Line and DASH - $695, 423 NICTD - $3, 595, 849 (plus $12 million in Sec. 5337)

Sec. 5307 in La Porte County • Michigan City Transit - $694, 862 •

Sec. 5307 in La Porte County • Michigan City Transit - $694, 862 • Trans. Porte - $246, 421 Sec. 5310 in Lake and Porter Counties • SLCCS - $125, 000 • PCACS - $82, 936

Current Sources of Local Match • Property Taxes – Municipal, Township and County •

Current Sources of Local Match • Property Taxes – Municipal, Township and County • Lake County Community Development Block Grant • Porter County – Community Economic Dev. Income Tax (CEDIT) • Fares State Funds • Public Mass Transportation Fund – PMTF • Commuter Rail

Ridership for 2012 and 2013 2012 ECPT – 186, 035 GPTC – 691, 413

Ridership for 2012 and 2013 2012 ECPT – 186, 035 GPTC – 691, 413 Trans. Porte – 38, 828 Michigan City – 126, 761 NICTD – 3, 668, 098 SLCCS – 52, 505 OE – 60, 878 2013 193, 467 719, 184 39, 384 141, 546 3, 606, 926 47, 931 65, 428

Ridership for 2012 and 2013 2012 PCCS – 24, 493 North Township – 10,

Ridership for 2012 and 2013 2012 PCCS – 24, 493 North Township – 10, 994 Valparaiso – 148, 574 2013 23, 024 32, 999 179, 378 2012 Total Bus, Demand Response; 1, 340, 481 NICTD 3, 668, 098 2013 Total – 1, 442, 632 3, 606, 926

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: Lake County • Monday, October 6, 2014 2: 00 pm-4:

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: Lake County • Monday, October 6, 2014 2: 00 pm-4: 00 pm Crown Point Public Library, 122 N. Main Street, Crown Point • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4: 00 pm-6: 00 pm Adam Benjamin Metro Center, 100 W. 4 th Avenue, Gary • Thursday, October 23, 2014 4: 00 pm-6: 00 pm Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: Porter County • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5: 30 pm-7:

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: Porter County • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5: 30 pm-7: 30 pm Portage City Hall, 6070 Central Avenue, Portage • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2: 00 pm-4: 00 pm Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: La. Porte County • Thursday, October 16, 2014 2: 00

Upcoming Public Transit Meetings: La. Porte County • Thursday, October 16, 2014 2: 00 pm-4: 00 pm La Porte City Hall, 801 Michigan Avenue, La Porte • Thursday, October 16, 2014 5: 00 pm-7: 00 pm Michigan City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 – Facilitated Discussion with Steve Walsh 2: 00 pm-4: 00 pm and 5: 00 pm-7: 30 pm Wicker Park Social Center, Wicker Park, Highland

Upcoming Motorized Surface Transportation Meetings Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1: 00 pm-3: 00 pm

Upcoming Motorized Surface Transportation Meetings Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1: 00 pm-3: 00 pm & 4: 00 pm-6: 00 pm Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road, Munster Wednesday October 22, 2014 1: 00 pm-3: 00 pm & 4: 00 pm-6: 00 pm Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso

Upcoming Environmental Meeting Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1: 00 pm-3: 00 pm & 4:

Upcoming Environmental Meeting Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1: 00 pm-3: 00 pm & 4: 00 pm-6: 00 pm Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, Merrillville

How to Contact NIRPC By email: comments@nirpc. org By telephone: (219)763 -6060, ext. 160

How to Contact NIRPC By email: [email protected] org By telephone: (219)763 -6060, ext. 160 By US Postal Service: 6100 Southport Rd. Portage, Indiana 46368

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Find NIRPC Online www. nirpc. org facebook. com/nirpcmpo twitter. com/nirpc

What Do You Think • Is the current system serving you well? • If

What Do You Think • Is the current system serving you well? • If so, why? And if not, why not? • What is most needed improvement in transit? • Where should it go? • How should it be paid for? • Should a regional oversight and management agency be created and funded?