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Objective:  Provide Safe, Convenient Transportation

 

"I enjoy helping people get to and from their travel destinations safely.  It's just one less thing they have to worry about."
                            
- Barbara Hood
Shuttle Bus Driver
Aviation Department
Employed 6 months

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-  Transit service route expansion and service improvments 
were a challenge because of declining sales tax revenues and increased fuel costs

- Air quality exceeded federal regulations 26 times in 2002.  The City is working with regional partners to conform to air quality standards to remain eligible for federal transportation funding of roads and transit

 

Approval of Transit Station Area Joint Development Policy guidelines by the Metropolitan Transit Commission, City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission and Board of Education

Federal Transit Administration Record of Decision and assigned State Full Funding Grant agreement for the South Corridor Light Rail


International airport service grew following terminal expansion, with approximately 1,100 international passengers arriving each day.  Land acquisition continues for the airport's third parallel runway

Urban street design guidelines are on schedule for completion in December 2003.  A primary goal of the guidelines is to better accommodate all modes of transit - walking, cycling, driving and riding public transit - through improved street design

- Cost control efforts decreased by 14% the costs per hour of transit services to $64.24.  This rate is 24% lower than the national average of $84.71 per hour



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Challenges:
-  Roadway construction funded by 2002 Street Bonds was delayed.  Expansion of existing projects, coupled with substitution of higher priority projects, resulted in only five of nine plans moving to the construction phase

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Approval of Transit Station Area Joint Development Policy guidelines by the Metropolitan Transit Commission, City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission and Board of Education

Federal Transit Administration Record of Decision and assigned State Full Funding Grant agreement for the South Corridor Light Rail


International airport service grew following terminal expansion, with approximately 1,100 international passengers arriving each day.  Land acquisition continues for the airport's third parallel runway

Urban street design guidelines are on schedule for completion in December 2003.  A primary goal of the guidelines is to better accommodate all modes of transit - walking, cycling, driving and riding public transit - through improved street design

- Cost control efforts decreased by 14% the costs per hour of transit services to $64.24.  This rate is 24% lower than the national average of $84.71 per hour



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