January 22, 2016 Meeting

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AGENDA

1. Public Comment
2. Ridership - Extended Service hours Effective October 12, 2015
3. FY'17 Budget Submission
4. Marketing
5. NTD: Operations Update
6. Other Business

      
MEETING | Minutes

Attending
Westport Transit District Directors: Eugene Cederbaum; Westport First Board of Finance: Jim Hartwell; Westport RTM: Peter Gold and Jennifer Johnson; and, Norwalk Transit District:  Kimberlee Morton and Nancy Carroll 

The meeting was called to order at 10:05 AM although only one Director was present.

Public Comment
Mr. Gold reported on the progress being made towards the replacement of the two Westport Transit Directors.  The approval is expected at the March RTM meeting.  Mr. Cederbaum expressed his pleasure working with Mr. Gold and the RTM Transit Committee.

Ridership – Extended Service Hours Effective October 12, 2015.
Mrs. Carroll provided ridership data to date.  Challenges facing increasing ridership included the additional parking spaces that have been added and are planned for in the near future.  The lack of marketing continues to impact visibility.  Ms. Morton also suggested looking at other ways to provide services, such as subscription or demand services.  

FY’17 Budget
Ms. Johnson offered suggestions on the budget process and the path the District should follow.  Mr. Gold requested a presentation to the RTM Transit Committee prior to the board of Finance.  Discussion followed on the format and the inclusion of a Town employee or Consultant.  Mr. Cederbaum did not agree.  The schedule for the budget sessions was reviewed.

Marketing
The Beresford Research proposal was discussed.  Mr. Cederbaum suggested moving forward with the survey.

NTD: Operations Update
No updates.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 AM.