Transit Development Plan

 

 

 

The Transit Development Plan, or TDP, is a 10-year needs-based evaluation required by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to qualify for state Public Transit Block Grant Program funding.  This document includes an assessment of existing services offered by the Authority, as well as anticipated demand for services based on social and economic trends, the political environment, and development patterns and trends.  The TDP also includes an analysis of local, state and federal plans, policies and programs as they relate to transportation and transit, as well as a comparison of LYNX to 10 peer transit agencies in terms of operations and service characteristics.

TDP 2014

TDP 2013

LYNX PUBLIC TRANSIT GOALS, OBJECTIVES & INITIATIVES

LYNX’ goals can be broadly categorized into the following categories:  service provision, funding, and communication. Each goal is equally important, and multiple departments may be responsible for specific initiatives as they relate to achievement of a goal.

  • Service
  • Funding
  • Communication

Goal: Provide high quality mobility options with effective and efficient service

Objective 1: Monitor transit demand and improve span and/or frequency of service where needed.

  • Initiative: Conduct a comprehensive operational analysis (COA) by December 2013 to identify service efficiencies, inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Initiative: Complete a performance assessment on an annual basis based on performance standards for fixed-route and paratransit services.
  • Initiative: Pursue funding opportunities to expand service to underserved areas and increase frequency on deserving routes.
  • Initiative: Complete Phase 1/One-year pilot for FlexBus technology on demand-response services as a pre-requisite to completing a broader service strategy for NeighborLink transit offerings and a Strategic Plan for Flexible Services.

Objective 2: Right-size the fleet to better match capital resources with service demand.

  • Initiative: Update Vehicle Capacity Analysis on an annual basis.
  • Initiative: Extend useful life of 40-foot buses as available and transfer to routes suffering from overcrowding; transition small body on chasis vehicles from overcrowded routes to emerging NeighborLink service at appropriate time.

Objective 3: Locate and establish permanent satellite facilities in the northern and southern portions of the LYNX service area from which to more efficiently distribute service and provide minor maintenance.

  • Initiative: Continue search for and evaluation of potential sites for a permanent satellite facility in the southern portion of the LYNX service area.
  • Initiative: Initiate search for and evaluation of potential sites for a permanent satellite facility in the northern portion of the LYNX service area.

Objective 4: Transition from a hub-and-spoke approach to planning service (where most routes originate and/or terminate in downtown Orlando) to a network approach.

  • Initiative: Conduct a comprehensive operational analysis (COA) by December 2013 to identify service efficiencies, inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. The COA should specifically include an on-board survey to update origin and destination patterns of existing riders and monitor changes in user demographics and travel behavior. The on-board survey should be updated every three-to-five years.
  • Initiative: Update Five Year Service Plan.

Objective 5: Effectively coordinate with SunRail on service and other issues of mutual concern

  • Initiative: Implement SunRail Feeder Plan.
  • Initiative: Complete studies and identify funding for implementation of premium service on US 192, SR 50 and the North/South LYMMO.
  • Initiative: Develop with FDOT a streamlined join and/or coordinated procurement process for products and services of mutual interest


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