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Slide1

Transit Agency Status

Presented on January 20, 2012

Slide2

LANta Overview

Services

2

23 fixed routes, 10 specials, 67 peak buses

108 vans, 95 daily vehicle runs

Zone defined general public demand response; integrated with LANtaVan

Slide3

Transit Agency Status LANta

FY2011 Financial Position

3

Slide4

Current Financial Position

4

(in 000s)

FY2011

Current assets

14,056

Noncurrent assets

9,211

Capital assets, net

18,300

Total assets

41,567

Total liabilities

17,294

Net assets:

Invested in capital

assets

18,300

Restricted in net assets4,822 Unrestricted1,151 Total net assets24,273

Slide5

Current Financial Position

Current assets includes MATP receivable of $229K – estimated collection date is March 2012Current liabilities includes line of credit balance of $3.2M – available line is $6M at an interest rate of prime + 0.5%

All accounts payable are current

Restricted net assets includes $4.8M of Act 44 Operating funding carryover

Unrestricted net assets includes $688K LANtaVan surplus

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Slide6

Current Financial Position

6

Revenues

(in 000s)

FY2011

Passenger fares

5,544

Government fare assistance programs

6,996

Other operating revenues

529Nonoperating revenues

17,709

Total

revenues

30,778

Slide7

Current Financial Position

7

Operating Expenses

(in 000s)

FY2011

Wages

7,250

Fringes

6,664

Purchased transportation

10,284Fuel

1,973

Insurance

463

Other expenses

3,298

Total

operating expenses

29,932

Slide8

Current Financial Position

8

Net Assets

(in 000s)

FY2011

Invested

in capital assets

18,300

Restricted net assets

Act 44 carryover

4,791

Insurance reserves

31

Unrestricted net assets

LANtaVan

surplus

688

Other

463 Total net assets24,273

Slide9

Transit Agency Status LANta

FY2011 Current Operations

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Slide10

Current organization chart is provided as Handout #1There are no vacant positionsNew bus operator and maintenance positions are planned as part of the implementation of Moving LANta Forward

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Staffing Level/Org

Chart

Slide11

Contract Provisions

Collective bargaining agreement term is 12/15/10 to 12/14/12.

* Non-union employees

11

Bus

Operators

Current

Projected FY13

Starting wage

$10.87

$11.20

Top

wage

$21.74

$22.40

Average

wage

$19.12

$19.70Contract wage increase3%3%

Job Classification

Number-

Full Time

Number-Part Time

Bu

s operators

132

0

Maintenance

workers

24

0

Operations supervisors*

11

0

General/administrative*

14

3

Senior management*

4

0

Slide12

Important Contract Provisions

Part-time employees are used in clerical positions onlyApproximately 40% of bus operators are “split shift” driversOutsourcing report is provided as Handout #2

LANtaVan and LANtaFlex services are subcontracted through an RFP process

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Slide13

Healthcare

Health plan overviews, including copayments and deductibles, are provided as Handout #3Coverage and contributions are reviewed as part of collective bargaining

All

employees receive same

coverage

LANta is currently self-insured for health coverage.

Total FY11 costs, including stop-loss premium, were $3M.From 2007 to 2011, costs increased 2% per year.LANta engages a consultant to review the estimated costs of self-insurance versus premium based plan

Employee contributions are 1% of gross wages based on a 40 hour work week. Maximum contribution is $500 annually.Health plan covers employee, spouse and eligible dependent children

Retirees and spouses are covered to age 65 if employee retires between 62 and 65. No coverage for retirees after 65.

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Slide14

Pension

LANta administers and contributes to two defined benefit pension plans: the LANTA Union and LANta Non-Union Employees Pension Plans

Normal retirement age for both plans is 65

Early retirement under both plans is allowed at age 62 with 20 years of service

Participants in the Union plan make bi-weekly contributions of 3.5% of gross wages

Participants in the Non-Union plan make bi-weekly contributions of 3.0% of gross wages

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Slide15

Pension

Plan descriptions and funding information is provided as Handout #4Both plans are underfunded as a result of poor investment performance due to the current economic climateThe Union plan is 48% funded

The Non-Union plan is 65% funded

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Slide16

Pension

LANta contributes the Minimum Municipal Obligation (“MMO”) to each planMMO is calculated by an independent actuary based on the current statuteLANta does not take advantage of protections available under Act 44, choosing to fund 100% of the amounts required to fund the plans

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Slide17

Fuel

Current Cost per GallonContract rate or market rate? Contract rateTerms of contract are provided as Handout #5

Includes purchase of fuel for LANtaVan

Projected Cost per Gallon and Basis for Projection

Contract rate or market rate? Contract rate

It is anticipated that the current contract terms/options will continue in future years

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Slide18

Fixed Route Fares

Provide average fare:

Current Amount

Future Amount

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Fare

Type

Date

of Last Increase

Current Amount

Date of Planned

Increase

Amount After Planned Increase

Base Fare

04/01/2007

$2.00

N/AN/ATransfers$0.25N/AN/AZone Fares

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Multi-ride

passes

One-Day

Disabled One-

Day

10-Ride

31-Day

Annual

10/01/2011

10/01/2008

10/01/2011

10/01/2011

10/01/2011

$4.00

$1.00

$15.00

$55.00

$605.00

10/01/2013

N/A

10/01/2012

10/01/2012

10/01/2012

$5.00

N/A

$16.00

$60.00

$660.00

Slide19

Shared Ride Fares

Date of Last Fare Increase – 10/01/2008

Current

Average fare - $22.15

LANta has sponsorship arrangements with the County Area Agencies on Aging and MH/MR agencies

Planned Changes

Date of planned increase - 10/01/2013Estimated average fare - $25.50

There are no planned changes to the existing sponsorship arrangements

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Slide20

Other Major Factors Producing Cost Increases Beyond Inflation

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Factors

Current Amount

Projected Future Amount

Explanation

Pension

$907K

$1,134K

Costs are controlled by market factors

Workers’ Comp Insurance

$368K

$561K

Costs are controlled

by experience

Increased

service

$750K

$800KCosts are based on hourly costs and amount of service added

Slide21

Other Major Factors Producing Cost Increases Beyond Inflation

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Factors

Current Amount

Projected Future Amount

Explanation

Fuel costs

$1.9M

?

Costs are controlled by market factors at time of contract

Easton

Intermodal Center

N/A

$100K

New facility

Health costs

$3.0M

?

Costs are controlled by experience, market factors and regulations

Slide22

Cost Savings Initiatives

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Initiative

Current Cost

Planned Action and Implementation Date

Projected Savings

Consolidation

of LANtaVan services to one subcontractor

$9.5M

Initial contract awarded in FY2007;

extension awarded in FY2010

$8M

over contract term

Wage freeze (salaried

employees)

N/A

Implemented

for FY2010

$30KSAFTI$1.4MAggressive defense of claims keeps premiums lower$500K/YearPrinted timetables$100KInternalized art work$10K/YearParatransit

contract extension

$9M

Extension resulted in lower costs in

year 5

$100K

Slide23

Cost Savings Initiatives

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Initiative

Current Cost

Planned Action and Implementation Date

Projected Savings

ADA certification

program

$2M

In-person

certification will result in less paratransit use

$300K/

Year

Energy

audit

$100K

Resulted in suggestions for increasing

efficiency

$10K/yearHybrid buses$2.5MResulted in better fuel efficiency, less maintenance$10K/year in fuel and $150K in maintenance

Slide24

Revenue Enhancement Initiatives

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Initiative

Current Revenue

Planned Action and Implementation Date

Projected Revenues

New revenue

vehicle and shelter advertising program

$250K

New vendor

selected in FY2011$200K additional per year

Raising average fare

N/A

Implemented

for FY2010 to lower discount on fare pass media – See Handout #6

$100K per year

Private/public partnerships

N/A

Implemented in FY2012 – example: Amazon contract$100K per yearGrants$16MAggressively pursue

Slide25

Quality Control/Productivity

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Initiative

Cost

Planned Action and Implementation Date

Projected Benefit

Advanced Transit Management System

$2M

ATMS project fully operational – includes APC, AVL and integrated

operating systems (farebox, auto-announcement system, cameras)

Data

currently being used to assist in adding/removing services

ADA Certification

$300K/

Year

October 17, 2011 – in-person assessments for ADA- and MATP-sponsored consumers

$300K/per year

Slide26

Quality Control/Productivity

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Initiative

Cost

Planned Action and Implementation Date

Projected Benefit

Computer

Aided Scheduling

N/A –

part of ATMS

Spring 2012 – being tested nowResults in more efficient schedules

Flex Service

$25K

Implemented in August 2011

Results

in more efficient delivery of service

Slide27

Transit Agency Status LANta

FY2011 Service Statistics/ Trends

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Slide28

Fixed Route Service Statistics/ Trends

(in 000s)

Describe Any Proposed Changes

28

Fixed Route

FY 2010-11

FY 2011-12

FY 2012-13

FY 2013-14

FY 2014-15

Rev.

Veh. Miles

2,719

2,926

3,066

3,066

3,066

Rev.

Veh. Hours211224235235235Passenger

Trips

5,600

5,782-5,963

5,924- 6,248

5,983- 6,435

6,043- 6,628

ACT 44 PERFORMANCE

MEASURES

Pass. Trips/Hour

26.5

26.6

26.6

27.4

28.2

Op. Cost/Hour

$88.97

$89.48

$91.15

$93.89

$96.71

Op. Rev./

Hour

$22.16

$20.88

$20.69

$21.50

$21.93

Op. Cost/Trip

$3.35

$3.36

$3.43

$3.43

$3.43

Slide29

Fixed Route Ridership Trend

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Slide30

Shared Ride Statistics/Trends

(in 000s)

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Shared-Ride

FY 2010-11

FY 2011-12

FY 2012-13

FY

2013-14

FY 2014-15

Total Veh. Miles

4,885

4,605

4,743

4,885

5,032

Cost per Mile

$1.95

$2.07$2.07$2.07$2.07Total Veh. Hours193184189195

201

Cost per Hour

$47.77

$51.77

$51.91

$51.82

$51.79

Total

Pass. Trips

433

434

434

434

434

Cost per Trip

$21.33

$21.95

$22.61

$23.28

$23.98

Rev

. per Trip

$22.42

21.25

$21.65

$22.58

$24.44

Trips per Hour

2.24

2.36

2.30

2.23

2.16

Slide31

Transit Agency Status LANta

FY2011 Funding Statistics/ Trends

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Slide32

Fixed Route Funding

(in 000s)

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FY 2010-11

FY 2011-12

FY 2012-13

FY 2013-14

FY 2014-15

Total Operating Expenses

18,773

20,078

24,430

22,073

22,735

Total Operating Revenue

4,761

4,676

4,864

5,0545,155Total Operating Deficit14,012

15,402

16,566

17.019

17,580

Subsidies:

Federal

5,040

4,925

4,930

4,930

4,930

State

8,292

9,763

10,886

11,301

11,823

Local

680

714

750

788

827

Total Funding

14,012

15,402

16,566

17,019

17,580

Balance (Cumulative)

$4,800

$2,800

$841

$100

$0

Slide33

Shared Ride Funding(in 000s)

33

FY 2010-11

FY 2011-12

FY 2012-13

FY 2013-14

FY 2014-15

Operating Expense

10,805

11,295

11,634

11,983

12,342

Passenger Revenue

1,302

1,188

1,412

1,384

1,385Lottery 2,5832,7942,7943,2133,213

MATP

4,291

3,857

3,972

4,414

4,546

Other (Includes

ADA charges)

2,812

3,152

2,859

3,278

3,395

Balance (Cumulative)

688

384

(123)

184

381

Slide34

Transit Agency Status LANta

FY2011 Other Information/ Assumptions

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Slide35

Moving LANta Forward12 year strategic plan; adopted in 2010Undertaken to address:

Rapid population growth and developmentSignificant growth in fixed route ridershipPrioritize use of Act 44 funding

Plan includes:

Service Plan

Marketing Plan

Land Use Outreach Strategy

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Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

Slide36

MLF Service Plan identified three levels of expansion:

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Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

Level

Change from 2010

Target Year

Revenue

Hours

% Change

Peak Vehicles

Short

22,000

11.0

4

2014

Intermediate

64,000

33.0

8

2020

Long

214,000

119.0

26

With

available funding

Slide37

Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

First implementation steps with August 2011 restructureSchedule simplification

New direct connections

Created system of core routes

New route nomenclature

Three digit designationProvides indication of level of service

Running time issues addressedStructure to guide enhancements

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Slide38

Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

Close to reaching Short Term plan levels2011 changes added 4% to annual rev hours

Another 4% budgeted for ‘12-’13

Organization’s goal is to reach Intermediate Plan levels

Brings LANta to avg. rev hrs/capita for peer systems

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Slide39

Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

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Revenue Hours per Capita

2010 Service Levels

Revenue Hours per Capita

Intermediate Term Plan

Slide40

Fixed Route Service

Strategic Plan

Land Use Outreach – Expansion must be supported through land use decisions

Municipal Planning Commission presentations

HUD Sustainable Communities grant

40

Slide41

Fixed Route Service Improvement Priorities

Continued frequency/span enhancements on 100’s routes – create a core system to:

Be a feasible transportation alternative for more residents

Create target corridors for development, economic incentives, specialty zoning

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Slide42

Fixed Route Service Improvement Priorities

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Slide43

Fixed Route Service Improvement Priorities

100’s routes enhancements August 2011 restructure addressed many span issues; minor enhancements still needed

Focus will be on frequency

Goal: 15 min peak; 30 min off-peak frequencies

Trip time and frequency enhancements through new Enhanced Bus models

Enhanced Bus/BRT Study - underway

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Slide44

Fixed Route Service Improvement Priorities

Address demand resulting from employment growth and development in:

Western Lehigh County (Route 100 corridor)

Central Northampton County (Route 33 corridor)

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Slide45

Western Lehigh County – Service Issues

45

Recently rezoned Jaindl property:

Build out plans call for

4 million SF – Warehousing

450,000 SF – Retail Center

700 residential units

Hamilton Boulevard:

Expanding retail corridor.

PCTI study

Lehigh Valley West: Expanding industrial park; Primarily warehousing – fastest growing industry in Lehigh Valley

Slide46

Route 33 Corridor Service Issues

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Major mixed use development

New St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus

Major expansion plans

“Mayo Clinic of the East”

Major mixed use development

LVIP VI

Expanding industrial park

Proposed new interchange:

Major mixed used development planned

Route 248/Nazareth Rd

Major retail corridor

Route 33 Park & Ride

Trans-Bridge service

Slide47

Rt. 100/Rt. 33 Service Needs

Need for expanded service hours to industrial park areasRevenue guarantee partnerships a potential modelNeed for expanded service to medical complex

Expanded fixed route service on Hamilton Blvd, Nazareth Rd/Uhler Rd

Potential for expanded use of LANtaFlex

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Slide48

Projected Impacts of Intermediate Term Plan:

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Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

Item

Net Impact

by 2020

Operators

40

Maintenance Employees

5

G&A Employees

2-3

Peak Vehicles

8

Fleet Vehicles

10

Revenue Hours

64,000

Revenue Miles

800,000

Annual Passenger Trips

902,000

– 1,800,000

Slide49

Improvements will be targeted to prioritiesEnhancements will be identified through a planning processPerformance will be continually monitored to maintain target productivity levels

ATMS data will be instrumental in service monitoring

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Fixed Route Service Strategic Plan

Slide50

Transit Agency Status LANta

Capital Status Review

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Slide51

Capital Status Review

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Capital

A

ssets

(in 000s, Net of Accumulated Depreciation)

FY2011

Land

150

Buildings

3,816Revenue vehicles

11,264

Service vehicles

155

Shop equipment

189

Furniture/office equipment

1,643

Other revenue equipment1,085 Total capital assets18,300

Slide52

Capital Status Review

Current Fixed-Route ProjectsPurchase 20 hybrid busesAllentown maintenance facility

Easton Intermodal Center

Shelter/signs program

Current Shared Ride Projects

Purchase 20 cut-away buses

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Slide53

Capital Status Review

Short-term Future Fixed-Route ProjectsReplacement of 60 heavy-duty buses with hybrid busesPurchase of hybrid buses for service expansion

Development of service hubs

Short-term Future Shared Ride Projects

Replacement of 80 cut-away buses (existing fleet)

Replacement of paratransit scheduling software

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