June 12, 2014 Meeting

6-12-14 | Agenda and Minutes


1. GPS/AVL system, Avail, IT position, training
2. Law Suit
3. Driver Trainees
4. Finance hiring
5. Pre-production visit
6. 12 30' buses
7. Arbitration on contract and other personnel matters
8. Other business
9. Adjournment


MEETING | Minutes

Attending: Andrew Glickson, Sheldon Miller, Louis Schulman

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 A.M.

Mr. Schulman provided an update on the GPS/AVL system. Last week he and Ms. Carroll met with Avail staff and TranSystems staff for two and a half days, to go over the “systems requirements” for the project. There will now be teleconference every two weeks to discuss the progress of the project. Next week operations staff will receive training in geocoding the entire system of fixed routes operated by the Transit District.

Mr. Schulman gave an update on the outstanding lawsuit.

Mr. Schulman said that the District currently has seven driver trainees

Mr. Schulman reported that the District has hired a replacement for Jim Pezzullo who retired two weeks ago. 

Mr. Schulman indicated that Gjon Sulaj and Tony Merturi will be going to Winnipeg for a two day pre-production meeting for the New Flyer buses.

Mr. Schulman said that the twelve 30’ buses have been ordered and should be on the property in eighteen months or less.

Mr. Schulman reported that the District has prevailed in the arbitration regarding the third year wage increase for unionized employees. 

The Commissioners approved annual increases of up to 2%, effective July 1, 2014, for all non-unionized employees.

The Commissioners reviewed financials plus estimates through the end of the fiscal year. As of now, the District expects to complete the year positively.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 A.M.