January 8, 2015 Meeting

1-8-15 | Agenda and Minutes


1. New Flyer and Gillig Update
2. GPS/AVL system, Pilot
3. Law Suit
4. Authorizing Resolutions (FTA and Banking)
5. Norwalk Budget Presentation
6. Westport Update
7. CEO Update
8. Other business
9. Adjournment

MEETING | Minutes

Norwalk Transit District Commissioners: Andrew Glickson, Sheldon Miller

Norwalk Transit District:  Kimberlee Morton, CEO, Nancy Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Richard Bangs, Director of Finance and Administration

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM and a quorum was determined to be present.  Members of the public who wished to address the Commissioners were asked to do so.  There were none.   

Approval of Minutes of December 16, 2014
The minutes of the December 16, 2014 meeting of the Commissioners were unanimously approved. 

New Flyer and Gillig Update
Mrs. Carroll reported that the New Flyer vehicles will be in revenue service next week and currently training is underway.  She additionally noted the ongoing concern with the scheduled lead time for the 12 Gilligs which called for a production start date of November, meaning we could not anticipate vehicle delivery until 2016.  Mrs. Carroll noted we requested consideration for an earlier start date and was waiting a response. 

GPS/AVL system, Pilot
Mrs. Carroll reported that a meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2014 at which time the District will give Avail approval to move to the pilot stage of the project.

Commissioners were briefed on the status of the lawsuit.

Authorizing Resolutions (FTA and Banking)
Commissioners were presented for execution the required FTA and Banking authorizing resolutions necessary to ensure that all legal signatory authority was properly transitioned to the new CEO, Kimberlee Morton. 

Norwalk Budget Presentation
Mr. Bangs informed the Commissioners  that on December 22nd at noon the District had its operating grant review with the City of Norwalk.  Those in attendance were Mr. Bangs, Mrs. Carroll, and Ms. Morton. 

Westport Update
Mrs. Carroll reported on the recent activities associated with the Westport Transit District services. It was noted that the FTA granted the waiver for After School Shuttle Services until the end of the school year. The budget for FY’16 was being prepared by Mr. Bangs for presentation to the Westport Transit District Directors. The Commissioners agreed that the Norwalk Transit District should remain neutral on future service decisions in Westport and maintain its role as a service contractor.

CEO Update
Ms. Morton provided a snapshot summary of her initial three days on the job, her plan for transitioning into her new position and preliminary areas of focus.  

Other Business
No other business was noted.

The meeting adjourned at 10:08 am.