Transit

Thursday March 17, 2005

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Call to Order

Vice Chairman Hass-Leider called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday March 17, 2005. Present were Supervisors Hass-Leider , Grosklaus and Richart. Absent and excused were Chairman Uselding, Supervisor Kletti and Penny Seidl. Also present were Robert Dreblow, County Board Chairman Brooks and Administrator Meaux.

Assurance that the meeting has been properly noticed

Dreblow noted that the agenda was provided to the Ozaukee County Clerk for proper notice.

Adoption of the Agenda

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Richart to adopt the agenda for March 17, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comments

There were no public comments

Approval of Minutes of the February 17, 2005 meeting.

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Richart to approve the minutes from February 17, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – February 2005

o February Operation Report

Dreblow reported on February 2005 taxi use of a total 6,233 trips were provided, including 308 shuttle rides and 5,925 taxi rides. The operating report was reviewed to note the previous month’s information. Complete information for February was not available to include and will be provided once available.

 o Review and approval of February invoices

Invoice No. 197 for $14,336.00 and No. 203 for $36,834.53, for a total of $51,170.53 were reviewed.

Motion by Grosklaus, second by Richart to approve payment of invoices No. 197 and No. 203, totaling $51,170.53. Motion carried unanimously.

o Shuttle and Transfer farebox increase

The Committee discussed the current fee of .75 for shuttle and transfer fees. This item was discussed as requested by Chairman Uselding.

Motion by Grosklaus, second by Hass-Leider to approve raising the shuttle and transfer fare from .75 to $1.00, effective as soon as administratively possible . Motion carried 2-1 (Richart).

Bus Service –February 2005

o Operation Report

Dreblow reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for February 2005. Total ridership in February was 7,774.

Dreblow reviewed the March 2, 2005 accident involving an Ozaukee County bus and a private vehicle at 7th and Keefe in Milwaukee. The private vehicle ignored a red light and was responsible for the accident. Pictures of the bus damage were provided to the Committee. There was no information available yet on the cost of the repair or how long the bus will be out of service.

o Review and approval of February invoice.

The February bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of February were $43,714.12

Motion by Richart, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 15626 totaling $43,714.12 . Motion carried unanimously.

o Festival farebox increase

Farebox for festival service for 2005 was discussed. After review of the review of the history of ridership and cost of service, consideration was given to establishing a fare of $7.00 per round trip $3.50 for children 6-11, seniors over 65, and disabled). This represents a raise of $1.00 from last year.

Motion by Richart, seconded by Grosklaus, to establish a 2005 festival service fare of $7.00 per round trip ($3.50 for children 6-11, seniors over 65 and disabled). Motion carried unanimously.

Staff was directed to advertise and seek a press release to give notice to the public of the fare increase for festival service.

Fund Transfers

There were no fund transfers for consideration.

Any Other Business

No other business was discussed.

Adjournment

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Richart to adjourn at 8:55 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Dreblow

Transit Director

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Revised

Thursday February 17, 2005

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Call to Order

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday February 17, 2005. Present were Supervisors Uselding, Hass-Leider, Kletti and Grosklaus. Absent and excused Supervisor Richart. Also present were Robert Dreblow, Penny Seidl, County Board Chairman Brooks and Administrator Meaux.

Assurance that the meeting has been properly noticed

Penny Seidl noted that the agenda was provided to the Ozaukee County Clerk for proper notice.

Adoption of the Agenda

Moved by Hass-Leider, second by Grosklaus to adopt the agenda for January 20, 2005 February 17, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comments

Seidl reported on her follow up to the Dineen complaint on taxi service. Uselding reported on a service complaint on taxi service for Family Tree Residential Services.

Approval of Minutes of the January 20, 2005 meeting.

Moved by Kletti, second by Hass-Leider to approve the minutes from January 20, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – January 2005

o January Operation Report

Seidl reported on January 2005 taxi use of a total 6,205 trips were provided, including 298 shuttle rides and 5,907 taxi rides. The operating report was not available at the time of the meeting.

Seidl explained the concept of providing a phone number (284 or 238-T-A-X-I) to receive feedback from users of the taxi and bus service.

 

Carry over of unused capital for 2004 vehicles totaling $153,778 was discussed.

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to carryover $153,778 for expenditure in 2005.

o Review and approval of January invoices

Invoice No. 190 for $8,877.50; 191 for $1274.58 and No.193 for $48,825.66 was reviewed.

Motion by Kletti, second by Hass-Leider to approve payment of invoices No. 190, No. 191 and No. 193, totaling $48,825.66. Motion carried unanimously.

Bus Service – January 2005

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for January 2005. Total ridership in January was 7,524.

Festival service for 2005 was discussed. The Committee favored providing service on all days of the festivals, including the Wisconsin State Fair. Last year only one day of service was provided on festivals, except for Summerfest.

Motion by Grosklaus, seconded by Hass-Leider, to expand the number of days that the Ozaukee County Express services Festa Italiana, German Fest, Wisconsin State Fair and Irish Fest to service each festival from beginning to end. Motion carried unanimously.

o Review and approval of January invoice.

The January bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of January were $47,958.38.

Motion by Kletti, seconded byHass-Leider, to approve invoice number 10201 totaling $47,958.38 . Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

Staff attendance at the FTA Triennial Review Seminar in Chicago was discussed.

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Hass-Leider to authorize Seidl and Verheyen to attend the FTA Seminar for this year’s triennial review March 16 – 18, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Adjournment

Moved by Hass-Leider, second by Grosklaus to adjourn at 9:06 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Thursday January 20, 2005

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Call to Order

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday January 20, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Kletti, Grosklaus and Richart. Absent supervisor Hass-Leider. Also present were Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Assurance that the meeting has been properly noticed

Penny Seidl noted that the agenda was provided to the Ozaukee County Clerk for proper notice.

Adoption of the Agenda

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Richart to adopt the agenda for January 20, 2005. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comments

Grosklaus shared information regarding a complaint call from Adel Direen who was not satisfied with the vehicle that was used for her transport to Cedar Mills. Staff has attempted to contact her to follow up on her concerns and her ability to request a taxi sedan for her rides.

Approval of Minutes of the December 20, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Richart, second by Grosklaus to approve the minutes December 20, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service –December 2004

o December Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the December 2004 taxi service. A total of 6,115 trips were provided, including 283 shuttle rides and 5,832 taxi rides.

Free rides were provided between New Year’s Eve 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. New Year’s Day. Thank you to our sponsors (Miller Brewing, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Infinity HealthCare, WOW Distributing and Lee Beverage) who have donated to help offset the costs of providing this service. A total of 97 riders were provided to the public for this community service effort. G&G’s cost to provide this added service was $1,274.58.

A complaint from a taxi customer was discussed regarding the lack of wheelchair-equipped vehicles available to her for transport on December 3, 2004. At the time the call took place there were only ten vehicles that were available for service. According to the service contract, at that particular time of day, there should be a total of thirteen vehicles available to the public for service until 6:00 p.m. Staff is in the process of following up on this issue.

o Review and approval of December invoices

Invoice No. 181 for $15,804.19 and No. 183 for $40,148.80 was reviewed.

Motion by Richart, second by Kletti to approve payment of invoices No. 181 and No. 183, totaling $49,414.63. Motion carried unanimously.

The Committee reviewed information regarding the revenue hours that were billed for from G&G Enterprises of WI Inc. vs. actual revenue hours of service provided to Ozaukee County during 2003. Preliminary indications are that G&G was paid for 38,873 hours of service, but reported providing 33,699. Staff is working with the vendor to resolve this discrepancy. G&G is to provide justification for the number of service hours provided in 2003.

Bus Service –December 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for December 2004. Total ridership in December was 6,051.

o Review and approval of December invoice.

The December bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of December were $53,940.48.

Motion by Richart, seconded by Kletti, to approve invoice number 15063 totaling $53,940.48. . Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

Richart commented on the features of the high-floor buses that Washington County uses for providing services in Washington County to Milwaukee County as being well suited for the type of service Washington County provides.

Adjournment

Moved by Kletti, second by Grosklaus to adjourn at 8:57 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Wednesday December 22, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Call to Order

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, December 22, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Kletti, Grosklaus and Richart. Also present were Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl and Sue Grondine of G&G Enterprises of WI, Inc.

Assurance that the meeting has been properly noticed

Penny Seidl noted that the agenda was provided to the Ozaukee County Clerk for proper notice.

Adoption of the Agenda

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to adopt the agenda for December 22, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comments

Approval of Minutes of the November 24, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Richart, second by Kletti to approve the minutes of November 24, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service –November 2004

o November Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the November 2004 taxi service. A total of 6,145 trips were provided, including 259 shuttle rides and 5,887 taxi rides.

The need for service hours to be added on Sundays was discussed, based on a request from Ozaukee County Social Services. Seidl explained that the immediate needs of the client that was of concern to Social Services will be met under the current program hours. The need for expanded Sunday hours will continue to be monitored.

o Review and approval of November invoices

Invoice No. 175 for $13,857.69 and No. 177 for $35,556.94 was reviewed.

Motion by Richar , second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoices No. 175 and No. 177, totaling $49,414.63. Motion carried unanimously.

Bus Service – November 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for November 2004. Total ridership in November was 6,898.

Dreblow noted that the CTH W project would include bus shelters for both northbound and southbound trips. The shelters will be located near the bus turn out lanes in the right of way for CTH W.

o Review and approval of November invoice.

The November bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of November were $47,117.27

Motion by Kletti, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 14767 totaling $47,117.27.Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

Samples of the newly adopted County logo were presented to the Transit Committee. The logo will be added to and incorporated into the current vehicle markings.

Concerns from the Treasurer regarding the proper account placement for revenues electronically transferred was discussed. Seidl had provided the Treasure’s office notification of where revenues were to be recorded and a schedule for receipt dates in May, 2004. The Treasurer’s office apparently misplaced this notice. Staff will work with the Treasure’s office to assure they are correctly recording revenues.

An updated comparison of in house taxi program costs was provided to the Committee. This revision includes the comparison of non-union labor. The Committee has received cost information for both union and nonunion labor options to compare to vendor costs for the Shared-Ride Taxi program.

Adjournment

Moved by Kletti, second by Richart to adjourn at 8:45 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Wednesday November 24, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, November 24, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Kletti and Richart. Grosklaus was absent and excused. Also present were Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the October 28, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Richart, second by Kletti to approve the minutes of October 28, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – October 2004

o October Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the October 2004 taxi service. A total of 6,053 trips were provided, including 303 shuttle rides and 5,750 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of October invoices

Invoice No. 168 for $34,073.78 and No. 171 for $4,022.12 was reviewed. It was noted that G&G had credited Ozaukee County for $12,075 in fuel tax credit on invoice 168 owed as a result of the 2001 audit.

Motion by Kletti , second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoices No. 168 and No. 171, totaling $38,095.90. Motion carried unanimously.

Extend Sunday hours of operation 2005

Seidl presented the Transit Committee with information previously requested regarding service usage on Sunday’s. This item was discussed due to a request to extend Sunday hours until 1:00 PM. Current usage does not indicate a need to extend service hours on Sunday at this time. The consensus of the Transit Committee was to leave the present program hours "as is" for Sundays.

Seidl reviewed an updated analysis comparing the costs of the vender to provide taxi service compared to a county "in-house" operation. As more information is developed, the comparison will be updated and provided to the Transit Committee members.

Bus Service – October 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for October 2004. Total ridership in October was 7,196.

o Review and approval of October invoice.

The October bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of October were $59,474.69.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Kletti, to approve invoice number 14405 totaling $46,593.85. Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

A letter of concern from a Mequon resident regarding bus shelters along Port Washington Road in Mequon was shared with the Transit Committee. It was noted that future improvements to CTH W (Mequon Road to Glen Oaks) included bus shelters at two stops along CTH W. The Transit Committee has ask staff to research what the cost would be to add shelters at the bus stops at other locations on Port Washington Road similar to what is provided at park and ride lots.

Adjournment

Moved by Kletti, second by Richart to adjourn at 9:01 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Thursday October 28, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 28, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Grosklaus, Kletti and Richart . Also present were Tom Meaux, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the September 30, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to approve the minutes of September 30, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Award of 5 years of service pin to Penny Seidl

Chairman Uselding presented Penny Seidl with a pin recognizing her five years of service and expressed the Committee’s satisfaction with her work as Program Supervisor for Ozaukee County Transit Services.

Taxi Service –September 2004

o September Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the September 2004 taxi service. A total of 5,960 trips were provided, including 273 shuttle rides and 5,687 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of September invoices

Invoice No. 160 for $13,815.95 and No. 164 for $37,987.43 was reviewed. It was noted that G&G had credited Ozaukee County for $12,075 in fuel tax credit owed as a result of the 2001 audit.

Motion by Richart , second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoices No. 160 and No. 164, totaling $51,803.38. Motion carried unanimously.

Extend Sunday hours of operation 2005

The Committee discussed a possible change to the taxi hours to extend Sunday hours until 1 PM. Staff will review data on Sunday service and usage to determine if a change is worthwhile and report back to the Committee at a later meeting.

Bus Service –September 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for September 2004. Total ridership in September was 6,424.

o Review and approval of September invoice.

The September bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of September were $47,975.73.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 13545 totaling $47,975.73. Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

No other business was discussed.

Adjournment

Moved by Kletti Grosklaus, second by Grosklaus to adjourn at 8:43 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Transit Committee Minutes

Thursday September 30, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday, September 30, 2004. Present were supervisors Grosklaus, and Kletti. Hass Leider and Richart were absent and excused. Also present were Julie Goeden of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the August 19, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Kletti, second by Grosklaus to approve the minutes of August 19, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – August 2004

o August Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the August taxi service. A total of 5,134 trips were provided, including 281 shuttle rides and 4,853 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of August invoices

Invoice No. 153 for $8,779.77 and No. 157 for $40,518.61 was reviewed.

Motion by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to approve payment of invoices No. 153 and No. 157, totaling $49,298.38. Motion carried unanimously.

November Presidential Election Expansion of Service Hours

Seidl suggested that the hours of operation be extended on November 2, 2004 to allow for taxi users to utilize the Ozaukee County Shared-Ride Taxi to get to and from area polling places. To extend hours until 8 PM on Election Day is estimated to cost approximately seventy dollars for two vehicles.

Motion made by Kletti, second by Grosklaus to approve extending the hours of operation for the taxi until 8:00 PM using two vehicles. Motion carried unanimously.

2001 Fuel Tax Credit

Staff informed committee members that there remains a repayment issue regarding tax credit from 2001 that is due to the County from G & G Enterprises of WI Inc, in the amount of $12,075. G & G has been notified by the Finance Department that this amount is due to the County.

2005 Contract with G & G Enterprises of WI Inc.

The 2005 hourly contract amount of $17.26 was discussed. One of the 2004 G & G cost line items that is part of this hourly rate includes several items that have been paid for as part of the hourly rate but not received. For example, there is a uniform and nametag allowance; however, as of September 2004 there are no uniforms or nametags for the drivers. The expectation of the committee is that these items are to be provided as part of the hourly change.

Bus Service – August 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for August 2004. Total ridership in August was 6,535.

o Review and approval of August invoice.

The August bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of August were $50,573.

Motion by Kletti, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 13545 totaling $50,573. Motion carried unanimously.

2005 State Application

Seidl noted that the 2005 funding applications are due to the DOT by October 15. No committee action is needed.

Meeting & Conferences

The 2005 WURTA conference was held September 14-16. Staff provided a summary of the training sessions from the WURTA conference including Wis-DOT updates and breakout training sessions that were attended.

System Effectiveness and Performance Report

Dreblow reviewed the State of Wisconsin evaluation of cost-efficiency standards of the transit system for Ozaukee County. The system scored well enough in the needed categories to remain eligible for funding.

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer at this time.

Any Other Business

No other business was discussed.

Adjournment

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to adjourn at 9:04 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor, Transit

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Thursday August 19, 2004

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 19, 2004. Present were supervisors Richart, Grosklaus, and Kletti. Hass Leider was absent and excused. Also present were Julie Goeden of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the July 22, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to approve the minutes of July 22, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – July 2004

o July Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the July taxi services. A total of 5,249 trips were provided, including 253 shuttle rides and 4,996 taxi rides.

There was further discussion regarding the proposed 2005 budget. Specifically about evening hours being cut from the 2005 budget for a reduction of approximately $52,000. The Transit Committee is in support of trying to establish evening hours. Staff was directed to continue to pursue ways to establish evening hours in 2005.

o Review and approval of July invoice

Invoice No.150 for $37,144.19 was reviewed.

Motion by Richart, second by Kletti to approve payment of invoice number 150, totaling $37,144.19. Motion carried unanimously.

Bus Service – July 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for July 2004. Total ridership in July was 6,305.

Festival service was discussed. Richart indicated that people would have liked to have used the festival service if it would have been available on less busy days. Due to the 2004 budget cut backs, this year we are only servicing Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, and Wisconsin State Fair for one Saturday. Once all information is received the committee will review costs and establish the fee for festival rides in 2005.

It was noted that the 2005 budget request has been cut by the administrator to delete approximately $73,000 in additional service hours to accommodate a local employers needs. The numbers of service hours in 2005 will be the same as in 2004.

o Review and approval of July invoice.

The July bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of July were $47,891.48.

Motion by Kletti, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 13545 totaling $47,891.48. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting & Conferences

The 2005 WURTA conference is schedules for September 14-16. In addition to the WURTA annual meeting, the conference includes Wis-DOT updates and breakout training sessions for staff.

Motion by Kletti, seconded by Richart, to approve the request for Dreblow and Seidl to attend the WURTA Annual Fall Conference September 14-16. . Motion carried unanimously.

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer at this time.

Any Other Business

No other business was discussed.

Adjournment

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to adjourn at 9:03 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Transit Program Supervisor

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Thursday July 22, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Vice chair Hass Leider called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:05 AM on Thursday, July 22, 2004. Hass Leider noted that the meeting start was delayed due to the special Buildings Committee meeting that was held prior to the Transit meeting. Present were supervisors Hass Leider, Richart, Grosklaus, and Kletti. Chairman Uselding was absent and excused. Also present were Julie Goeden of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the June 24, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Kletti , second by Richart to approve the minutes of June 24, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – June 2004

o June Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the June taxi services. A total of 5,550 trips were provided, including 249 shuttle rides and 5,301 taxi rides.

Seidl reported that all taxi vehicles have been outfitted with the new colored vehicle decals.

o Review and approval of June invoices

Invoice No.142 for $7,700.32 and No. 145 for $32,251.81 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of June were $39,952.13.

Motion by Richart, second by Grosklaus to approve payment of invoice numbers 142 and 145, totaling $39,952.13. Motion carried unanimously.

Bus Service – June 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for June 2004. Total ridership in June was up slightly to a total of 6,611.

Festival service was discussed. Seidl indicated that several calls had been received requesting service on less busy days. Due to the 2004 budget cut backs, this year we are only servicing Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, and Wisconsin State Fair for one Saturday.

o Review and approval of June invoice.

The June bus service invoice was reviewed. Total costs from MCTS for the month of June were $48,474.49.

Motion by Grosklaus, seconded by Kletti, to approve invoice number 10201 totaling $48,474.49. Motion Carried unanimously.

2005 Budget

2005 Bus budget information

Seidl reviewed two options for bus service for 2005. Option one restored bus service to 2003 levels. Option two keep service hours unchanged.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Richart, to restore service hours to the 2003 level and therefore have the Ozaukee County Express service operating budget to include 10,125 services hours for 2005 (option one).

2005 Taxi budget information

Seidl reviewed four options for taxi service for 2005. Option one restored service hours to 2003 levels, including adding weekday evening hours. Option two kept operating hours the same as 2004, but added weekday evening hours. Option three restored service hours to 2003 levels without adding evening hours. Option four keeps service hours at the 2004 level without adding weekday evening hours (no change).

Motion by Grosklaus, seconded by Kletti to accept option two and have the Ozaukee County Shared-Ride Taxi service operating budget to include 40,615 service hours for 2005 (option two).

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer at this time.

Any Other Business

Richart reported that he noticed a water leak near the Target bus shelter. Dreblow will check on this.

Dreblow reported that he would be meeting with Wis-DOT and Mequon staff on August 9, 2004 to continue discussions regarding the Venture Court park and ride proposal.

Adjournment

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to adjourn at 9:00 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Transit Program Supervisor

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Thursday June 24, 2004

REVISED

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:00 AM on Thursday, June 24, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Richart, Grosklaus, and Kletti, . Also present were Curt Green and Julie Goeden of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the May 21, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Kletti to approve the minutes of May 21, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – May 2004

o May Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the May taxi services. A total of 5,944 trips were provided, including 238 shuttle rides and 5,706 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of May invoices

Invoice No.134 for $12,294.95 and No. 137 for $35,741.96 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of May were $48,036.91.

Motion by Richart, second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoice numbers 134 and 137, totaling $48,036.91. Motion carried unanimously.

2001 Shared-Ride Taxi audit

Andrew Lamb, Finance Director appeared before the committee to explain the status of the of the DOT audit of G&G for 2001. Initially, the field audit indicated approximately $132,000 would be with held as being ineligible for reimbursement. This was primarily because G&G had their accountant leave the firm and a new software system was implemented that resulted in two sets of information. The DOT auditor was unable to document certain expenses and therefore disallowed them. Finance Department staff worked with G&G and Wis-DOT to provide appropriate documentation, which the auditor accepted. The revised audit results in an additional documented expense of $58,000 that the State would reimburse to the County. Those funds would be designated for Transit.

 

Bus Service – May 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for May 2004. Total ridership in May was 6,130.

Dreblow noted that staff, including County Administrator Meaux, is attempting to work cooperatively with Allen Edmonds to provide bus service to transport their employees to the shoe factory. Allen Edmunds currently operates their own bus and leases a second bus. Staff is working with MCTS to identify any route additions or changes, along with the cost to provide this service.

o Review and approval of May invoice.

The May bus service invoice was reviewed. Total cost from MCTS for the month of May were $45,640.70

Motion by Kletti, seconded by Grosklaus, to approve invoice number 12992 totaling $45,640.70. Motion Carried unanimously.

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer at this time.

Any Other Business

Dreblow complemented Seidl regarding her innovative efforts of taking advantage of new regulations that now allows for public transportation agencies to "piggy-back" on to other state vehicle bids. "Piggy-backing" was not permissible for federally funded public transportation programs until recently. The committee recognized and appreciates Seidl’s efforts.

Adjournment

Moved by Kletti, second by Hass Leider to adjourn at 8:48 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Transit Program Supervisor

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Friday May 21, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:30 AM on Friday, May 21, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Richart, Grosklaus, and Kletti, . Also present were Curt Green of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the April 16, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Richart to approve the minutes of April 16, 2004 as amended to correct typographical errors. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – April 20

o April Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the April taxi services. A total of 5,913 trips were provided, including 239 shuttle rides and 5,674 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of April invoices

Invoice No.126 for $14,764.44 and No. 131 for $52,125.17 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of April were $66,889.61.

Motion by Hass Leider, second by Richart to approve payment of invoice numbers 126 and 131, totaling $66,889.61. Motion carried unanimously.

2004 Taxi Service Contract

Curt Green of G&G Enterprises explained his concerns resulting from the Wis-DOT audit of 2001 expenses. The preliminary audit disallows approximately $130,000 and under the contract between G&G and the County, he is responsible for the shortfall or overages resulting from the audit. He requested language for the 2004 contract that would allow him to negotiate or extend time for repayments to the County. The consensus of the committee was that the existing contract language was adequate and no changes were necessary. After lengthy discussion, Green indicated that he would sign the contract without further revision.

Bus Service – April 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for April 2004. Total of ridership in March was 6,809.

o Review and approval of April invoice.

The April bus service invoice was reviewed. Total cost from MCTS for the month of April were $62,122.80

Motion by Richart, seconded by Kletti, to approve invoice number 12728 totaling $62,122.80. Motion Carried unanimously.

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer at this time.

Any Other Business

June meeting date.

The June meeting date will be held on June 24, 2004 at 8:00 AM, with future meetings to be held on the same day as the second Highway Committee meeting of the month, starting at 8 AM.

Adjournment

Moved by Grosklaus, second by Kletti to adjourn at 10:48 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Transit Program Supervisor

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Friday April 16, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:30 AM on Friday, April 16th , 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Stumpe, Brooks, and Richart. Also present were Julie Goedin of G & G Enterprises, Dan Basile of Milwaukee County Transit System, Jason Dzwinel, Robert Dreblow and Penny Seidl.

Approval of minutes of the March 19th 2004 meeting.

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Richart to approve the minutes of March 19, 2004. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – March 2004

o March Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operating report for the March taxi services. A total of 6,219 trips were provided, including 345 shuttle rides and 5,874 taxi rides. This is the highest taxi ridership on record.

o Review and approval of March invoices

Invoice No.120 for $14,464.94 and No. 122 for $30,679.68 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of March were $45,144.62.

Motion by Stumpe, second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoice numbers 120 and 122, totaling $45,144.62. Motion carried unanimously.

Dreblow reported the limited information that Transit received regarding the 2001 audit. Based on the draft results of the audit, Wis-DOT is disallowing approximately $130,000 for charges from G&G Enterprises. Their draft audit results are being reviewed and G&G is attempting to justify those expenses.

Bus Service – March 2004

o Operation Report

Seidl reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for March 2004. Total of ridership in March was 7,921.

o Review and approval of March invoice.

The March bus service invoice was reviewed. Total charges from MCTS for the month of March were $50,740.95.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Brooks, to approve invoice number 12434 totaling $50,740.95. Motion Carried unanimously.

Additional Service Request

A passenger survey was conducted in the beginning of April on the bus runs that were recently experiencing over crowding on some of the southbound trips. Ridership counts were also taken into consideration as to when the overcrowding was taking place.

Richardt asked about re-routing the bus that services the Fredonia Industrial Park in order to provide added southbound service during the high usage times.

It was found that on several occasions that the bus seats were full and only standing room was available. Based on the analysis MCTS’s recommendation is not to make changes to the current schedule yet, but to continue to monitor ridership.

Fund Transfer

Transfer of $24,500 from the bus advertising account 212.54502 to the taxi advertising account 211.54502 in anticipation of expenditures for the marketing expenses for the taxi's for the next few months.

Moved by Stumpe, second by Richardt to approve a transfer of $24,500 from the bus advertising account 212.54502 to the taxi advertising account 211.54502. Motion carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

Dreblow reported on the status of the bus shelter at Target/Home Depot in Grafton. The enclosure will be removed for about two was while the site is being reconstructed for the future restaurant and multi-tenant building. It will be replaced as noted on the site plan approved by the Village of Grafton.

Dreblow also reported that Wis-DOT has been asked to consider including a Park & Ride lot as part of the design of the improvements to STH 33 – Market Street in Saukville to Summit Drive in Port Washington project.

Adjournment

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Brooks to adjourn at 9:25 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Seidl

Program Supervisor

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Friday March 19, 2004

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:30 AM on Friday, March 19, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Brooks, Richart, and Stumpe. Also present were Curt Green and Julie Goedin of G & G Enterprises, Robert Dreblow and Penny Siefkes.

Approval of minutes of the February 20, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Brooks, second by Hass Leider to approve the minutes of February 20, 2004 as ammended. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service –February 2004

o Operation Report

Siefkes reviewed the operating report for the February taxi services. A total of 6,170 trips were provided, including 309 shuttle rides and 5,861 taxi rides.

o Review and approval of February invoices

Invoice No. 112 for $6,560.72 and No. 116 for $35,442.93 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of January were $42,003.65.

Motion by Stumpe, second by Hass Leider to approve payment of invoice numbers 112 and 116, totaling $53,769.75. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi vehicle insurance costs were discussed. Curt Green will be looking at different insurance companies to get quotes for coverage.

Taxi Vehicle Decals

Report from Siefkes was reviewed and discussed for decal installation. Estimates were reviewed.

Motion by Stumpe, second by Brooks to accept estimate from CKC Graphics for the vinyl with reflective lettering to be installed on taxi vehicles at $5,180. Motion carried unanimously.

WETAP funding for extended service hours

Discussion regarding Ozaukee County’s intent to pursue the Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program funding for grant cycle July 2004 – June 2005 to extend taxi service hours into weekday evenings was discussed. Last funding cycle’s grant was approved. However, the grant was turned down by the Transit Committee in order to meet the service cuts that were imposed for the 2004 budget reductions. Although extending the weekday evening hours has been recommended in the Ozaukee County Transit Development Plan for 2002-2006 conducted by Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and adopted by the Ozaukee County Board, the majority of the Transit Committee felt that pursuing the grant at this time would not be appropriate at this time.

Motion by Brooks, seconded by Stumpe, to not pursue the WETAP grant for the July 2004-June 2005 cycle. Motioned carried( 4-1 Hass Leider).

Evaluation of County Operated Shared Ride Taxi Program

The evaluation of having a County operated Shared-Ride Taxi program was discussed. A revised evaluation that reflects part-time driver positions will be distributed at a subsequent meeting.

Bus Service –February 2004

o Operation Report

Siefkes reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for February 2004. Total of ridership in February was 6,642.

Several complaints have been noted by staff regarding overcrowding, standing room only, occurrences on the southbound morning bus trips. Although having full buses is a sign of growth, Siefkes pointed out that overcrowded buses might not attract new users to public transportation. Staff will ask MCTS to determine possible solutions to avoid overcrowding situations.

o Review and approval of February invoice.

The February bus service invoice was reviewed. Total charges from MCTS for the month of February were $44,788.77.

Motion by Stumpe, seconded by Brooks, to approve the payment of the February bus service invoice of $44,788.77. Motion Carried unanimously.

Fund Transfer

No fund transfer.

Any Other Business

The Target bus stop located in Grafton was discussed by Richart. Staff will follow up with the Village of Grafton to assure that the bus stop is coordinated into the development as noted on the site plan.

No further information about the proposed park and ride lot in Mequon.

Next meeting will be April 16, 2004.

Adjournment

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Richart to adjourn at 10:10 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Siefkes

Program Supervisor

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The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 20, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Brooks, and Richart. Also present were Curt Green, Michelle Drevs and Julie Goedin of G & G Enterprises, Bill Schanen IV of the Ozaukee Press, Robert Dreblow and Penny Siefkes. Supervisor Stumpe was absent and excused.

Approval of minutes of the January 16, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Richart to approve the minutes of January 16, 2004 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service –January 2004

o Operation Report

Ms. Siefkes reviewed the operating report for the January taxi services. A total of 6015 trips were provided, including 326 shuttle rides and 5,689 taxi rides. New Year’s Eve free rides program costs were distributed for the committee to review. It was noted that Miller Brewery had contributed $750. St. Mary’s Hospital and Infinity contributed $500 each to fund the free ride program. WOW Distributing and Sheboygan Beverage donated the posters and publishing for advertising the free ride program. Siefkes distributed a copy of the published ad thanking the sponsors of the free ride program.

o Review and approval of January invoices

Invoice No. 106 for $15,324.45 and No. 108 for $38,445.30 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of January were $53,769.75.

Motion by Hass Leider, second by Brooks to approve payment of invoice numbers 106 and 108, totaling $53,769.75. Motion Carried unanimously.

The draft contract for 2004 taxi services was reviewed. It was noted that the new program hourly rate for 2004 would be $16.82 per hour, down from the 2003 rate of $17.24. A final adjustment of the rate for 2004 may result after the State approves the application for funding. A draft copy of the contract was provided to G & G for their review and finalization.

 

 

Portal Industries Transportation Services

Carole Stuebe, Executive Director and Don Freis, Business Manager for Portal Industries appeared before the Committee to discuss recent news articles that had appeared with regard to the proposed purchase of ADA equipped vans for Portal Industries. Minutes of a staff level meeting held on February 11, 2004, between Portal Industries, Tom Meaux, Fred Hesselbein and Bob Dreblow were distributed to the committee. Recent articles had left he impression that the vehicles would be available for transportation services for other communities, including Grafton, Cedarburg and Port Washington. There were concerns by the committee that this would result in a duplication of services. Mrs. Stuebe noted that the cooperative agreements referred to in the news articles were part of the requirements to obtain the grant money for the vehicle purchases. In fact, the vehicles would primarily serve only Portal clients receiving transportation as part of their fixed route service for their clients. There would be only minimal availability outside of the times that Portal needs the vehicles. It was noted that the grant would fund replacement of existing vehicles and that this was not an expansion, nor was it in competition with the shared ride taxi program. It was concluded that the Portal transportation program was not an overlap of service and was not a service that could be assumed by the shared ride program. Staff will investigate the possibility of having the County provide maintenance services for the vehicles. The committee thanked the Portal representatives for attending and offering information to the committee about their program.

Taxi Vehicle Markings

Examples of the proposed newly designed taxi vehicle markings were displayed to the committee. The new decals would provide a color match to the bus colors.

Motion by Brooks, second by Richart to approve the proposed taxi marking decals and direct staff to obtain pricing to apply the new markings to the taxi fleet. Motion Carried 3-1 (Hass Leider)

Evaluation of County Operated Shared Ride Taxi Program

Information on the evaluation of the costs of the County assuming the entire taxi service operation is not yet complete. Staff will continue to gather the necessary information to present the findings at a subsequent meeting.

Bus Service –January 2004

o Operation Report

Siefkes reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service forJanuary, 2004. Total of rider ship in January was 7361, which was down significantly from January of 2003. The committee asked that staff work with MCTS to determine the possible reasons why the decline has occurred. There will be a report on the findings at the next meeting.

Chairman Wirth arrived at 10 AM

o Review and approval January invoice.

The January bus service invoice was reviewed. Total charges from MCTS for the month of January were $48,684.30.

Motion by Richart, seconded by Brooks, to approve the payment of the January bus service invoice of $48,684.30. Motion Carried unanimously.

Any Other Business

A fund transfer for the purpose of applying carry over funds to the appropriate expenditure account was reviewed. A total of $115,856 is requested to be transferred from Taxi Carryover Applied 211.74500 to Taxi Vehicles 21110.61255.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Brooks to approve the fund transfer as requested, totaling $115,856 from Taxi Carryover Applied 211.74500 to Taxi Vehicles 21110.61255. Motion carried(3-1, Richart).

Adjournment

Moved by Brooks, second by Hass Leider to adjourn at 10:25 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Siefkes

Program Supervisor

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Friday, January 16, 2004

Revised

The Committee to which they pertain has not yet approved the following minutes.

Chairman Uselding called the meeting of the Transit Committee to order at 8:30 AM on Friday, January 16, 2004. Present were supervisors Uselding, Hass Leider, Brooks, and Richart. Also present were Robert Dreblow and Penny Siefkes. Supervisor Stumpe was absent and excused.

Approval of minutes of the December 19, 2004 meeting.

Moved by Hass Leider, second by Richart to approve the minutes of December 19, 2003 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Taxi Service – January 2004

o Operation Report

Ms. Siefkes reviewed the operating report for the December taxi services. A total of 5,549 trips were provided. A total of 288 shuttle rides and 5,261 taxi rides were provided. New Year’s Eve free rides program provided 133 rides, which was up from last year. A more detailed report will be provided at the February meeting. Siefkes will also arrange to publish an ad thanking the sponsors of the free ride program.

o Review and approval of December invoices

Invoice No. 97 for $17,681.14 and No. 100 for $39,337.37 were reviewed. Total invoices for the month of December were $57,018.51.

Motion by Hass Leider , second by Brooks to approve payment of invoice numbers 97 and 100, totaling $57,018.51. Motion Carried unanimously.

Uselding asked that staff review the entire taxi operation and evaluate the cost of the services assuming that the County were to take over the entire operation, including utilizing county employees for dispatch and drivers. A report will be prepared for a future meeting to provide the committee with that information.

The committee also asked staff to evaluate the procedure for the selling the County owned buses and instead contracting for that service with MCTS. In addition, staff is to inquire about the possibility of obtaining CMAQ funding for a second CNG fueling facility in Ozaukee County.

Taxi Vehicle Purchase

Siefkes reviewed the bids received for the purchase of 2 sedans and for the purchase of ADA equipped vans through the State bid program for those vehicles.

Bids for the sedans were received as follows:

Bidder Make/Model Cost per vehicle Cost for Manual Total
Ewald Ford Crown Victoria $26,642 Extended range CNG $120 $26,762
Ewald Ford Crown Victoria $20,162 gasoline   $20,162
West Bend Chevrolet Chevrolet Impala $18,267 gasoline   $18,267
Nelson Ford Minnesota Ford Crown Victoria $20,443 gasoline $500 $20,943

Moved by Hass Leider, seconded by Brooks to authorize the purchase of 2 Ford Crown Victoria sedans from Ewald, one dedicated CNG fueled, and one gasoline fueled, per the bid price, totaling $46,924 and to purchase 2 Eldorado National Versa Shuttle ADA equipped vans per the State bid, totaling $68,932 . Motion carried unanimously.

Bus Service – January 2004

o Operation Report

Siefkes reviewed the operations report for the Ozaukee County Express bus service for December 2003. Total of ridership in December was 6,815, which was up from November. Ridership was down for the month as compared to last year. Total ridership for the year is also down slightly. A year end summary will be provided at the next meeting.

o Review and approval December invoice.

The December bus service invoice 11587 was reviewed. Total charges from MCTS for the month of December were $49,083.92.

Motion by Richart, seconded by Brooks, to approve the payment of the December bus service invoice of $49,083.92. Motion Carried unanimously.

Brooks suggested that a letter be sent to all Chambers of Commerce in the county to remind them of the offer to advertise on the buses at no charge.

CMAQ UBUS

Dreblow reported that the CMAQ grant for the UBUS shuttle initiative had been approved, but that due to budget constraints, the committee had removed the local share from the 2004 budget request.

Motion by Brooks, seconded by Hass Leider, to decline the offer of CMAQ funding for the UBUS shuttle, since there was no funding provided in the 2004 budget for that service.. Motion Carried unanimously.

National Transit Database Training Seminar

A National Transit Database training seminar is scheduled in Chicago on February 17 and 18, 2004. Dreblow recommended that Siefkes be authorized to attend the training seminar.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Richart to authorize Siefkes to attend the Federal Transit Administration’s National Transit Database training in Chicago. Motion Carried unanimously

Fund Transfer

A fund transfer for the purpose to cover the cost of vehicle insurance for the 2003 taxi program was presented. A total of $78,000 is requested to be transferred from the general fund to the taxi program to cover the insurance cost.

Motion by Hass Leider, seconded by Brooks to approve the fund transfer as requested, totaling $78,000 from the general fund to the taxi program to cove the cost of vehicle insurance. Motion carried, unanimously.

Any Other Business

There was no other business discussed.

Adjournment

Moved by Brooks, second by Hass Leider to adjourn at 10:45 AM. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Penny A. Siefkes

Program Supervisor

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