Transportation Department Releases Five-Year Transit Plan With Proposals for Improved Service

Published : Monday, May 13, 2019 | 4:13 PM

Pasadena’s Department of Transportation will present its five-year Short Range Transit Plan, or SRTP, to the City Council’s Municipal Services Committee May 14.

The plan will serve as template for transit service development and investments Pasadena Transit, the City’s fixed-route bus service, and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride, a demand-response paratransit service for seniors and the disabled, which serves not only Pasadena and environs.

Pasadena Transit provides six routes traveling throughout Pasadena, and serves the six Metro Gold Line stations. Found its coverage area are commercial corridors, business and employment areas, schools and colleges, parks, medical facilities, and dense residential areas.

The SRTP was prepared during a two-year development process that included extensive data analysis, customer surveying and outreach, recommendation development, and preparation of the draft plan.

The draft plan itself has gone through several consultations with community members and transport industry stakeholders, according to the department’s report to the committee.

Based on data analysis for ridership and operations, and on public outreach feeback, commission meetings and surveys, the draft evaluates Pasadena Transit and Pasadena Dial-A-Ride, and compares and contrasts with like services in the region.

Overall, the results indicate a need to increase frequency, provide additional weekend service, and run longer hours.

As such, the department is including nine specific recommendations about Pasadena Transit in the SRTP. Among these are the retention of grant-funded service, implementation of a Sunday service, increased weekday and Saturday frequencies, and earlier Saturday operating hours, as well as extended weekday operating hours.

For Pasadena Dial-A-Ride, the department is recommending the implementation of a new Dial-A-Ride technology, and retention of grant-funded Dial-A-Ride service.

Acting Transportation Director Julie Gutierrez, Pasadena’s Assistant City Manager, will present the SRTP in detail before the Municipal Services Committee, which begins its meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall.







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