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Transit Agency StatusFY 2011-12
Current Financial PositionCurrent OperationsService Statistics/TrendsFunding Statistics/TrendsOther Information/AssumptionsCapital Status Review
Current Financial Position:Reserves
Current Financial Position:Level of Short-Term Debt/Loans—Identify each line of credit (excludes long-term bond financing)
Name of Financial InstitutionAmount of Available CreditInterest Rate
Credit in Use
Current Financial Position:Accounts Payable – Past due 90 days and over
Accounts Receivable – Past due 90 days and overVendorAmount Past Due
Estimated Pay Date
None – payment
made according to terms.
Program/AgencyAmount Past Due
Estimated Pay Date
Current Operations:Staffing LevelContract ProvisionsHealthcarePension
FuelFaresOther major factors producing cost increases above inflationCost Savings Initiatives5Slide6
Staffing Level/Org Chart
Contract ProvisionsTerm of current union contract 7/1/2009 to 6/30/2012
Bus – 11.30 / Van – 10.10
To be determined during contract negotiations.
wageBus – 15.50 / Van – 15.00Average wageBus – 13.60 / Van 11.16Contract wage increase
Bus – 14
/ Van - 8
Bus – 0 / Van - 12
Dispatchers – Non Union
Important Contract Provisions8
Part time employees can work up to 35 hours per week. No provision determining split shift work exists but past practice does not include this practice.Overtime is inclusive of holiday’s, personal days, and guarantee time.
4 outsourcing subcontractors are used to the fullest extent of their current capacity for shared ride and limited fixed route service. Currently 54% of shared ride service is completed by sub-contractors.
Through past practice; light duty, fixed route split shifts and Saturday assignments are not conducive to reducing overtime.Slide9
$ 604 per month Single Family Medical 509.32 1158.14Dental 24.66 79.34Vision 4.58 11.92
Total 538.56 1249.40
$ 50 - Family
$15 – Office Visit
$ 50 – ER Visit
$ 0 deductible
$ 15 – Office Visit$ 50 – ER Visit$ 1,000 deductible
Up to $16,500Up to $16,500FY 2012-13
to Qualify for Retirement
Minimum Number of Years to Qualify for Retirement
1 year of service
1 year of service
Minimum Number of Years to be
6 years6 yearsFY 2012-13
Pension:Describe any proposed changes and the estimated financial impacts.No changes at this time
Provide a status of the degree to which the pension funding is funded. If not fully funded please provide your strategy to fully fund pension.Fully funded by SCTA.11Slide12
Fuel:Current Cost per Gallon – Gas - $ 3.19 / Diesel $ 3.93Contract rate or market rate? Gas – under state contract
Diesel – As needed – no contractTerms of contract (if applicable) – State Costars ProgramProjected Cost per Gallon and Basis for ProjectionContract rate or market rate? DGSTerms of contract (if applicable) - State Costars Program
Fixed Route Fares:
Average Fare: $1.31No Current Plans to Increase FaresFare policy is multi-zone based with several types of tickets. Future plans include simplifying zones, reducing the amount of types of passes, and adjusting fares / pass costs as appropriate to encourage greater use.
of Last IncreaseCurrent AmountBase Fare July
Level's 1 - 6
$1.25 - $2.50
Monthly, any route
Shared Ride Fares:Date of Last Fare Increase July 1, 2011
Current Average fare $15.88Sponsorship arrangements. STS participates in the State funded Lottery, PWD and Welfare to Work programs. Medical Assistance and other related social service agencies also participate. Third party lottery trips are sponsored through the Office of Senior Service and other local agencies.Planned ChangesDate of planned increase: July 1, 2012
Estimated average fare: $15.88
Sponsorship arrangements: No Change
Describe Fare Policy: Lottery trips use local sponsor agencies or client co-pay to cover their portion of fare. Non-lottery trips are billed at the same full-rate to the nursing home, medical facility or Medical Assistance once per month.
Other Future Cost Factors:
and retaining employees
is made challenging due to low wages, high responsibility, and changing work hours.
We have been unable to attract new drivers and have lost several drivers recently. This will continue to increase overtime costs or labor costs thru increased wages.New technology and multiple office locations are increasing administrative duties. Higher administrative costs will affect future performance as new reporting standards and technology increase responsibilities
to remain in business due to employee turnover, increased distance between stops, and reduced trips
trips and increasing distances between stops has caused Sub-Contractors to struggle. Future rates will certainly reflect these new realities.
Recent workers compensation injuries have driven up overtime costs and will certainly
drive up future insurance costs.
Cost Savings Initiatives:
InitiativeCurrent CostPlanned Action and Implementation DateProjected Savings
- Increase Sub-Contracting
in the Shared Ride program
- Consolidate Shared Ride Schedules and Reduce Current Vehicle Fleet
- Discontinue contract with current marketing firm
Maintenance personnel to replace cleaning firm at Union Station
- Instillation of MDT and AVL’s in Shared Ride vehicles
- Reduce parts
- Increase advertising revenue
- “Right Size” our fleet by better matching vehicle size with needs
Fixed Route Funding
FY 2010-11FY 2011-12FY 2012-13
Total Operating Expenses
Total Operating Revenue
Fixed Route Service Statistics/Trends:
Describe Any Proposed ChangesProposed Changes – Simplify the fare structure which may result in some fares being raised or lowered.
FY 2012-13FY 2013-14FY 2014-15
ACT 44 PERF.
Shared Ride Funding
FY 2010-11FY 2011-12
Operating Expense1,645,7811,648,5531,686,8281,703,6961,737,770Passenger Revenue258,389
Shared Ride Statistics/Trends20
Shared-RideFY 2010-11FY 2011-12
FY 2014-15Total Veh. Miles804,284
Cost per Mile
Cost per Hour
Cost per Trip
. per Trip
Trips per Hour
Other Information/Assumptions:Fixed-Route - STS continues to try and find ways to help create new ridership, and, to convince our current customers to ride more often. Over the past several years we have worked with both the Penn State Schuylkill Campus, and, the McCann School of Business to promote Fixed Route Service to students traveling to and from school. This has been quite successful, and, has increased our ridership. A Monthly pass was introduced in July 0f 2011, and it seems to be catching on for those who are frequent riders of the system. We continue to try and find ways to promote our service, and, one project that we are currently working on is in regards to our current fare structure and trying to make it a little easier to understand. There have been basically no changes in main line routes over the past several years, but, some stops and some smaller feeder routes have been put into a “request for service.” We have recently updated our schedules to reflect the opening of our Union Station Terminal on June 27, 2011.
Shared Ride - The current shared ride program has been suffering some setbacks, especially in the area of MATP and other programs. Projecting revenue for this program have become quite difficult, as changes in policies associated with those who utilize transportation services are subject to change and cutbacks. To try and help offset some of these reductions, STS is attempting to promote group trips to senior organizations. We will review the current FY at the end of December to review our financial status, and, if necessary, we may again have to apply for a fare increase.
Capital Status ReviewFixed-Route – See AttachmentShared Ride – See Attachment