November 5, 2015
City of Shawnee Transportation Task Force
November 5, 2015
Stephen called the meeting to order at 9:10 AM. Members present included: Stephen Powell, Joyce Pisani, Rod Houck, Shirley Douglas, Norge Jerome, Vicki Charlesworth, Neil Holman, Jim Courtney, and Mike Cisneros from 10/10 Taxi. Teresa Wolken from 10/10 Taxi was absent.1. Approve Minutes from August 27, 2015 Meeting
MOTION: Rod/Shirley: Approve the minutes with revisions. The motion carried unanimously.
Stephen reviewed the rider reports. He mentioned that there haven’t been many new riders over the last two months.
Shirley said she had heard there may be a gap in the number of eligible riders due to deaths.
Jim mentioned that the number of people who are in need of assistance is expected to grow because there is a large aging population that will continue to stay in their home. The number of people who are reaching retirement age with very little savings is expected to grow on a national level.
Jim discussed several new modes of transportation that are in the works to possibly address some of these needs (i.e. electric bikes). He has been talking with others about a three-wheel bike that could be promising. KCATA has been talking about creating a more robust system. Jim believed that the first and last mile must be addressed in order to have a more robust system.
Jim said there is so much that is evolving in the realm of transportation options. He said the technology that is coming will tie into the transit system. He said this technology will also help people who are sight and hearing impaired.
Stephen reviewed the accumulated rides report and the Riders by Month report. There was discussion on getting feedback from riders who only used the system once or twice. He mentioned that some of the duplicate names on the report are due to riders who use a voucher but also have a card, or riders who lost their original card and was reissued a new card.
There was discussion about giving information to doctors’ offices (i.e. eye doctors and orthopedics).
Norge asked to have the tables labeled and/or numbered to make them easier to follow.
Rod asked for a separate report for all riders by address. He said it would helpful to have a list by zip code too.
3. Update on Education/Outreach
Vicki provided an update on the Citizen Survey. The City had ETC (the company who conducted the survey) add a question about CityRide on the City-wide survey. She said the accuracy rate is within 4.5%. About 41% of respondents were aware of the program.
There was discussion on the following:
· Placing ads in the Dispatch since the survey indicated most people get their news from there.
· Educating employees on the program so more people can pass along the information.
· Providing more information to insurance agents. They would be a good resource.
· Placing articles in the Best Times magazine through Johnson County.
4. Old Business
Rod provided an update. Not must has happened since the last meeting. He has had some dialogue with Elizabeth Griffith (the City’s Volunteer Coordinator) about his role as the CityRide educator. There is so much that could be done but he is not able to get to all of it. He has mentioned having another person do outreach and education.
Vicki said we would get Rod some help.
5. New Business
Stephen showed the CityRide video on how to use the CityRide card in the cab.
The group agreed to slow it down so it was easier to understand.
Rod thought it would be good to be more specific to the credit card terminal with screen shots or possibly having a dummy terminal at the clerk’s counter.
Stephen said he was going to start inviting Lisa Womack with the KCATA to future meetings.
6. Next Meeting
The group decided to meet Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.