January 9, 2014 Meeting

1-9-14 | Agenda and Minutes


1. ADA fare increase
2. GPS/AVL system award
3. GPS/AVL staff
4. Body on chassis vehicles
5. Lawsuits
6. Staffing issues
7. Union contract
8. Other business
9. Adjournment

MEETING | Minutes

Attending: Andrew Glickson, Sheldon Miller, Louis Schulman

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 A.M.

The Commissioners approved a fare increase for ADA fares. The base fare will increase to $3 per ticket on February 2, 2014.

The Commissioners, based on the scoringperformed by TranSystems, and the recommendation of staff, authorized the District to request a best and final offer from Avail Technologies, Inc. for the GPS/AVL system . This will be followed by contract negotiations with Avail.  

Mr. Schulman was authorized to offer the position of IT Specialist with a salary not to exceed $70,000. The position will initially be paid out of grant funds.

Mr. Schulman said that six of the ten body on chassis vehicles have been delivered. However, there are design issues that the maintenance staff is correcting. The cost for the changes will be charged to the vendor. The last four vehicles will have the issue addressed before they are delivered.

Mr. Schulman provided an update on the two pending law suits.

Mr. Schulman reported that the District is short of both WHEELS and ADA/Shuttle drivers. As a result, a test and training session, for new drivers, will be scheduled as soon as possible.

The Commissioners authorized increasing life insurance coverage to non-unionized employees from $80,000 to $100,000. The estimated cost is $1,100 annually.

Mr. Schulman indicated that a binding arbitration session is scheduled for February 7 at the Transit District to settle the union contract.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 A.M.