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February 16, 2022 Local Advisory Council Meeting Agenda

Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System (HTMMTS) Local Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 16, 2022 at 1:15 P.M., Grand Haven Community Center

1. Meeting called to order. Carrie Uthe, Chairperson

2. Roll Call

  • Chrysteen Moelter-Gray
  • Warren Roosen
  • Ray Harz
  • Norman Cunningham
  • Christina Shannon
  • Carrie Uthe

3. Approval of the November 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes

4. General Business / Call to Audience

5. General Business:

A. New Name: Local Advisory Council

B. Introduction of New Administrative Employees

C. Review of Ridership: include no-show

D. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Funding

E. Customer Survey

F. Review of Local Advisory Committee Membership and Term Dates

G. Fares

H. Meeting Member/Format and Suggestions/Ideas

I. Ridership Recommendations/Concerns

6. Finance Report: Dana Appel

7. Operations Supervisor Report: Tom Burghardt

8. Transportation Director Report: Scott Borg

9. General Comments/Discussions from LAC members

10. The Local Advisory Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1:15pm at the Grand Haven Community Center

11. Adjournment

Attachments:
Harbor Transit Local Advisory Council Meeting Minutes 11/10/2021
Harbor Transit Local Advisory Council 2022 Meeting Schedule
Ridership Report
HTMMTS Board Meeting Minutes January 26, 2022

Local Advisory Council 2022 Meeting Schedule

Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System
Local Advisory Council
2022 Meeting Schedule

  • February 16, 2022 at 1:15 PM, Grand Haven Community Center
  • May 18, 2022 at 1:15 PM, Grand Haven Community Center
  • August 17, 2022 at 1:15 PM, Grand Haven Community Center
  • November 16, 2022 at 1:15 PM, Grand Haven Community Center

Please contact Tom Burghardt (tburghardt@harbortransit.org) or at 616-842-
3220 ext. 3 or Teresa Dreese (tdreese@harbortransit.org) 616-842-3220 ext. 1 if
you are unable to attend the Local Advisory Council Meeting.

November 10, 2021 Local Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System
Local Advisory Council (LAC) Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
at 1:15 PM., Grand Haven Community Center

Meeting was called to order by Roger White, Chairperson at 1:22 PM.

Members Present: Roger White, Chairperson
Norman Cunningham
Ray Harz
Chrysteen Moelter-Gray
Carrie Uthe
Warren Roosen

Non-Member Present: Christina Shannon – Four Pointes (Council on Aging)

Harbor Transit Staff: Scott Borg, Transportation Director
Dana Appel, Finance & Compliance Director
Tom Burghardt, Operations Supervisor
John Phillips, Safety & Training Coordinator
Annelise Walker, Marketing Coordinator

Harbor Transit Staff Not Present: Melvin Barkley, Operations Director

Chairperson motioned to move item 5.H. introductions of new Operations Director and Operations Supervisor to item 3.

Minutes of the February 9, 2021 HTMMTS LAC meeting approved. Motion by White. All approved.

Discussion of ridership numbers. 2016 to present. COVID has cut ridership by 50%. Ridership has plateaued the last three months.

Operations Supervisor shared HT has accepted for a PILOT program from MDOT for 1 new bus. HT has ordered (3) of this type of bus and expects delivery within 4-6 months.

Discussion of 2023 Vehicle Accessibility Plan. Dana requested that the minutes reflect that as of, today, November 10, 2021 the LAC membership is down by four. Our fleet has been reduced by 3, fair structure is now a two-tiered structure with no price increase for day in advanced ride request. HT has placed an ad in the Grand Haven Tribune, on our website and shared with the local municipalities of the open positions. White motioned to approve second by Uthe.

Carrie Uthe was elected new Chairperson for 2022. Nominated by Moelter-Gray. All approved.

2022 meeting dates were approved as presented. Motioned by White. All approved.

Discussion and recommendations of how to increase ridership. Christina shared residents of Four Pointes are not riding HT due to COVID concerns and too many students riding.

Roger White announced he was resigning from the HTMMTS Local Advisory Committee. All members and Staff thanked him for his time of serving on this committee and wished him well.

Meeting adjourned at 2:42 pm. White motioned. Second by Uthe.

November 10, 2021 Local Advisory Council Meeting Agenda

Harbor Transit Multi-Modal Transportation System Local Advisory Council (LAC) Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:15 PM., Grand Haven Community Center

1. Meeting Called to Order : Roger White, Chairperson

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the February 9, 2021 HTMMTS LAC Meeting Minutes

4. General Business / Call to Audience

5. General Business:

  • A. Review of Ridership Numbers:
  • B. Review of New Bus Order:
  • C. Discussion/Action of 2023 Vehicle Accessibility Plan:
    • 1. Change in fleet size
    • 2. Change in member numbers
    • 3. Change in fares
  • D. Annual Meeting: Election of Chairperson and Chairperson Pro-Term:
  • E. Discussion/Action of 2022 Meeting Dates:
  • F. Discussion/Recommendation to Increase Ridership and Concerns on COVID:
  • G. Old Business:
  • H. New Business: Introduce New Operations Director and Operations Supervisor

6. General Comments and Discussion of LAC Members:

7. LAC’s next meeting is scheduled for February 16, 2022 at 1:15 PM, Grand Haven Community Center.