November 1, 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Agenda: 

Parking and Transportation Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, November 1, 2019

2:30pm-4:00pm

West Campus Transportation Center, room 220

  1. Approve September 6, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  1. Parking & Transportation Financial Overview
  1. Commuter Program / Alternative Transportation Modes
    1. I-380 Express Discount
    2. Bike Share update – Gotcha
  1. CAMBUS
    1. Transit App update
    2. Transit study with Iowa City, Coralville & Cambus
  1. Fleet
    1. Introducing kiosks to campus
  1. Planning & Project Updates
    1. Parking Master Plan 
    2. Pedestrian crossing @ Cleary Walkway  
    3. Automating NW charges for missed card reads
  1. Open forum
  1. Housekeeping items
  1. Meeting Adjourn

Minutes: 

Parking and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes

11/1/19

 

Members Present:              Armando Duarte, Sean Hilton, Jessie Hinrichs, Austin Michel, June Tai, Kevin Zihlman

Staff/Others Present:         Brian McClatchey, Erin Shane, Jim Stoner, Debby Zumbach and Carrie Brus           

Members/Staff Absent:     Oscar Rodriguez, Gregory Shill, Sara Stickney, Trish Turnis

 

Meeting begins at 2:37pm

Meeting Minutes

• Minutes approved by group

    Parking and Transportation Financial Overview

    • Presentation/comments

    Parking

    • Healthy financial position right now

    • Revenue/Expense overview

    CAMBUS

    • Revenue/Expense overview

    • No fee to ride CAMBUS

    • Federal and state funding

    • Several factors impact level of funding

    • New buses

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Federal funding pays 80%

    Fleet Services

    • Revenue/Expense overview

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Majority of revenue comes from the lease fleet

    Commuter Programs

    • Revenue/Expense overview

    • Van Pool and U-PASS programs

    Future Projects

    • Significant capital expenditures

    Commuter Programs/Alternative Transportation Modes

    380 Express Discount

    • Reduce traffic impact to I-380/I-80 construction project

    • Desire to make this option more attractive

    • Offer discount to ride the 380 Express

    • Token Transit App

    • Instructions via handout

    • 398 people have grabbed the coupon code

    • Should have data soon on purchased passes

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Worked with ECICOG and IDOT

    Bike Share update – Gotcha

    • Vendor impacted by tariffs

    • Iowa City and UI will have the same launch date

    • Potential hub locations

    • Goal is to launch in April 2020

    • Working out how many bikes to bring on campus

    • Pedal-assist bicycles

    • Phone calls to come with Gotcha team

    • Working through the establishment of a geofence/boundaries

    • Iowa City is focused on the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods

    • Users can return the bicycle to a hub, doesn’t need to be to the same one you took it from

    • What are the rates? 

    • Suggestion

    • Art complex (Hancher area)

    • Impact of e-scooters

    • Vendor is capable of that

    • City is more open than UI

    • Moratorium is still in effect

    CAMBUS

    Transit App update

    • Moving on from the BONGO App

    • Transit App provides more features

    • Provides notification function

    • Display all local options

    •​​​​​​​ Uber, Lyft, Rideshare, Bike Share

    • Active app in large metro areas currently

    • No cost for UI or for users

    • Only need promote the app to use

    • Working through some technical issues right now

    •​​​​​​​ CAMBUS information is active now

    • Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit have agreed to join on a trial basis

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hoping to launch very soon

    Transit Study with Iowa City, Coralville and CAMBUS

    • Began in August 2019

    • Participated in data collection phase

    • On-board surveys

    • Public input phase is happening now

    • November 12-14

    • UI campus, Iowa City and Coralville will host

    •​​​​​​​ IMU, Iowa City Public Library and Coralville City Hall

    • Users can come to any of the sessions

    • Service tool

    • https://iowacityareatransitstudy.com/?fbclid=IwAR10ATJA3pxv0e7o24Bv2iO5mBi0rZyP9AZe5j2s7UouvEeNAQK-m_8SOik

    • Preferences on service enhancements

    • Vendor could have suggestions ready to go in December

    • What do systems want to implement?

    • Is there any other way to make comments? 

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Should be additional information coming out on this

    Fleet Services

    • Introducing kiosks to campus

    • Exploring options on both the east and west sides of campus

    • The goal would be 24/7 access

    • Close proximity/walkable

    Planning and Project Updates

    Parking Master Plan

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​•​​​​​​​ Skip – not timely

    Pedestrian crosswalk at Cleary Walkway

    • Skip – not timely

    Automating NW charges for missed card reads

    • Manual process to monitor missed card reads

    • Automation would increase consistency

    • Would the committee support this change? 

    • Would incorporate several factors where equipment is not working, special events

    • Feedback from committee

    • Currently paying monthly

    • See it as paying twice

    • Anti-pass back option

    • Working through issues with this option

    • Manual process to reset equipment

    • Would like opinions from this group

    • Need more information

    • Lowering the fee, is that an option? 

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​More discussion to come

    Open Forum

    Burlington/Madison construction

    • Did not have time for this one

    Housekeeping items

    • Skip – did not have time

    Meeting Adjourned at 4:02pm