Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 12, 2016
REVISED April 12, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

"Try Transit Day" with Free Fixed Route Bus Rides


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621, x7440

Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7432, x7432

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-16-047 declaring April 26, 2016, as "Try Transit Day" and authorizing Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) to offer free Fixed Route bus rides on April 26, 2016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes 125

Background Discussion

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One Commuter Services Program is promoting April 26, 2016, as "Try Transit Day." Transit agencies in FDOT District One are being asked to participate in this event. "Try Transit Day" is designed to promote not only the use of public transportation, but also alternative travel modes that contribute towards improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion, promoting health and physical fitness and reducing energy consumption.

The MCAT staff will promote "Try Transit Day" by updating the MCAT website and by posting flyers on the buses and at the Transit stations.

Sarasota County will also be approving a Resolution that allows for a "Try Transit Day" with free rides on April 26, 2016, so the interlined transit routes operated jointly by both systems will provide seamless connectivity.

MCAT anticipates that this will cost no more than $3,330.33, based on Fixed Route/Long Boat Key Trolley Ridership Revenue for FY 14/15.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send a signed copy of the Resolution and a copy of the minutes to William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, and Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$3,330.33; 435-0012000 Transit Operations

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One-time cost

Attachment:  R-16-047 Try Transit Day.pdf