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									VALLEY METRO TRANSIT SYSTEM –
 Overview
 – History
    In 1985, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law enabling the
     citizens of Maricopa County to vote on a sales tax increase to
     fund regional freeway improvements and provide for the creation
     of the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA)

    October of that year, Maricopa County voters approved passage…

    In 1988, Scottsdale residents passed a transportation tax….

    In 1993, the RPTA Board of Directors adopted Valley Metro as the
     identity for the regional transit system….
– History continued

   In 1996, Tempe residents passed a half-cent sales tax for
    transit….

   In 1998, Mesa residents passed a quality-of-life half-cent sales tax,
    which dedicated a small portion for transit….

   In 2000, Phoenix residents passed a four-tenths of a percent sales
    tax for Transit

   In 2001, Glendale residents passed a half-cent sales tax dedicated
    for transit….
History continued

   In 2004, Maricopa County residents extended the half-cent county-
    wide sales tax originally authorized in 1985. The tax allocates….
    $5.8 billion (before inflation) for transit, including light rail.

   In 2005, Peoria voters approved a three-tenths cent sales tax
    increase dedicated to transportation projects and services in
    Peoria….
VALLEY METRO TRANSIT SYSTEM –
 Valley Metro provides transportation solutions that make the
  Valley a better place to live, work, play and visit.
   – Highlights of Valley Metro services include:

        Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
        Neighborhood circulators
        Dial-a-Ride
        Vanpool service
        Online carpool matching system
        Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa
         County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of
         transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)
        METRO light rail, scheduled to begin service in 2008
Carpool
Maximize Your Time, Reduce Fuel Costs
Finding alternative ways to get to work is not only good for the
air, it is good for you! Carpooling cuts down on congestion and
pollution. If you reduce the miles put on your car, you will have
fewer oil changes and you won't have to replace brakes and tires
as often. YOU SAVE MONEY! You could be eligible for discounted
car insurance, too! (Check with your insurance agent.)
One of the easiest ways you can help to cut down on the Valley's
air pollution is to find a carpool partner to share the ride with at
least one day a week! Not only does carpooling help reduce air
pollution, it can also:

– Reduce Insurance premiums by eliminating or limiting use of
  personal vehicle for daily commuting
– Reduce stress
– Helps clean the air
– Provide useable time for riders--read, sleep, work, and talk
  (network.)
– Save you time by using the HOV lanes.
– Reserved Parking space
The benefits are not just limited to the road. Once you
get to work, no more searching for a good parking
spot. Registered carpoolers are eligible for Preferred
Parking available at your work site. This means your
parking space is always waiting for you.

Ready to Register? Complete the Preferred Parking
Request form and contact your campus Trip Reduction
Coordinator to become a registered carpooler.
Vanpool
Socialize, Catch up on work, Sit back and relax

A Great Alternative to Driving Alone ** Valley Metro provides vans to
qualifying groups of 6-15 commuters. They share a ride in a comfortable
van driven by one of the vanpool members. Passengers share the cost of
operating the van by paying an equitable monthly fare. The fare covers all
costs including gas, insurance, and van maintenance.

Easy Steps to Forming a Vanpool
Valley Metro's Vanpool Program provides the wheels and helps to get
your new vanpool going. Whether your group needs a 9 or 15 passenger
split-bench van, or an 8, 12, or 14 passenger super luxury, captain chair
seating, we will provide the vehicle, insurance and maintenance to keep
your van running in tip-top shape
  The monthly Vanpool fares are based on round trip mileage so the
  farther you must travel, the more you save. Since costs are
  shared equally, the more riders in your vanpool, the less you pay.
  The monthly saving can really add up!

 Vanpool Fares
 Fares are based on $3.37 per gallon for Regular Unleaded
  (Source: Average gasoline price Arizona AAA 4/23/08).

 Vans get 14 mpg for 8 & 9-passenger vans and 10 mph for 14 &
  15-passenger vans. Fares may vary based on actual mileage for
  picking up passengers.
8 Passenger Luxury Seat Vanpool – monthly fee
     Daily Round Trip Mileage             Number of Paying Riders
Start Range Mileage   End Range Mileage      8          7           6
        0                       9          $53.66    $61.33    $71.55
        10                      21         $62.50    $71.42    $83.33
        22                      33         $72.11    $82.41    $96.14
        34                      45         $81.57    $93.22    $108.76
        46                      57         $91.47    $104.54   $121.96
        58                      69        $101.22    $115.68   $134.96
        70                      80        $111.53    $127.46   $148.74
        81                      92        $121.84    $139.24   $162.45
        93                  104           $131.74    $150.56   $175.65
       105                   116          $141.49    $161.70   $188.65
Some Perks for vanpooling:

   Access to HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane
   Reduce wear and tear of personal vehicle
   Preferred Parking Privileges/Covered Parking
   Networking with others
   Insurance for drivers, riders, and vans
   Convenient locations for van maintenance
   Loaner van while yours is in the shop
   Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) should you have an emergency up to twice
    a year (Valley Metro)
   24-hour roadside assistance

    If any campus is interested in forming there own vanpool program please
    contact Valley Metro’s Vanpool Coordinator at (602) 262-7433, or email at:
    Gary Roberts groberts@valleymetro.org.
TELECOMMUTE

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)
considers telecommuting to be a viable alternative work
arrangement in certain circumstances which, when
properly implemented and administered, benefits both
MCCCD and the telecommuter. MCCCD defines
telecommuting as "a work arrangement in which some
part of the regularly scheduled work is performed at an
off-campus worksite such as the home, on the road, or in
an office space near home.”
 Telecommuting is a voluntary work alternative

 It is not an entitlement; it is not a college-wide benefit

 All MCCCD employees, including telecommuters, are subject to
  MCCCD’s policies and procedures

 Managers of telecommuters must focus on the quality, quantity,
  and timeliness of the work product, rather than on the process the
  telecommuter used to achieve the end result

 Managers must manage by objectives or results, rather than by
  observation
Positions best suited for telecommuting are positions where:

   Activities can be effectively performed outside the office
   Contact with other employees and customers are predictable and can be
    scheduled
   Adequate security of data can be assured for the work handled at an
    alternate work site
   The technology needed to perform the job off-site is currently available
   Cyclical work does not present a problem
   Customer contact can be readjusted to allow for telephone
    communications or such contact can be conducted when the employee is
    in the office
   The use of photocopies, fax machines or other specialized equipment
    can be scheduled for days the employee is in the office
   Approvals for telecommuting should be made on a case-by-case basis

   The position should be re-evaluated to determine if telecommuting
    continues to best meet the department's needs
   Benefits of Telecommuting:

   Employer Benefits

    –   Helps achieve Trip Reduction Goal
    –   Increases Productivity
    –   Decreases Absenteeism
    –   Improves employee morale
    –   Decreases overhead
    –   Provides a Great retention and recruitment tool

   Employee Benefits

    –   Decreases Stress
    –   Decreases or eliminates commute time and expenses
    –   Increases job satisfaction/Improves work environment
    –   Decreases work related expenses
    –   Provides balance between work and family life
Compressed Work Week

 Defined as an option to work more hours per
 day but fewer days within a one or two week
 period, compressed work week variations
 include 9/80, 4/40, and 3/36. Compressed --
 or alternate -- work schedules offer many
 benefits to both employers and employees.
Compressed Work Week
Benefits –
   Helps achieve TRP goals
   Gains hours of coverage for business services without
    paying overtime wages
   Provides a recruitment tool
   Reduces employee absenteeism and tardiness
   Increases employee morale
   Can provide three or four day weekends
Benefits continued:

    Offers an opportunity to help "clear the air"
    Increases morale, employee loyalty
    Decreases absenteeism and tardiness
    Provides better balance between
     work/personal time
    One of the most coveted benefits an
     employer can offer
    Reduces vacation time used
CYCLING

 With our excellent year-round weather, cycling
  or walking is a great alternative mode of
  transportation for Valley commuters and
  residents. Not only is cycling or walking a
  great way to exercise each day, but it cuts
  down on traffic congestion and reduces air
  pollution.
 Did you know that in Maricopa County there
  are 1,345 miles of bike lanes, which includes
  multi-use, paved multi-use, bike lanes, and
  bike routes on street? And that number is
  growing all the time

 Go to the Maricopa Association of
  Governments' Regional Bike Map to plan your
  route. Remember to follow all laws when
  cycling and be safe. Always wear a helmet
WALKING

 With our excellent year-round weather, cycling
  or walking is a great alternative mode of
  transportation for Valley commuters and
  residents. Not only is cycling or walking a
  great way to exercise each day, but it cuts
  down on traffic congestion and reduces air
  pollution.
Valley Metro-Light Rail System
 METRO opens for passenger service in December, with
  a free-ride weekend on Dec. 27 and 28, 2008
 system will carry 3,000-5,000 passengers per hour
 Light rail trains will operate approximately 20 hours
  per day
 seven days a week
 arrive at stations every 10 minutes during daytime
  hours and every 20 minutes during nighttime hours,
  weekends and holiday
 capacity to transport up to 15,000 people per hour
 low-floor vehicles - passengers will not have to step up or down
  to board
 Each vehicle accommodates four wheelchairs and has four
  bicycle racks - Wheelchairs do not need tie-downs in the vehicles
  because of the computer-controlled, smooth braking action
 METRO system is designed to integrate seamlessly with Valley
  Metro bus service and will share the same fare structure
 all-day pass is good for local bus and rail service
 METRO - bringing Valley residents a new way to get to work and
  play, and to connect to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Future Light Rail Extensions
  The Regional Transportation Plan includes 37 miles of future high
  capacity/light rail transit extensions in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and
  Glendale. Planned extensions include:

 Northwest: light rail extension to the Rose Mofford Park area. Will
  be a phased project, with Phase I scheduled to open in 2012

 Tempe South: extension will travel southbound from the Central
  Phoenix/East Valley starter line in Tempe and is scheduled to
  open 2015
More Light Rail Extensions

 Central Mesa: extension will travel eastbound from the end of the
  Central Phoenix/East Valley starter line to the Mesa Town Center
  area. Planning efforts are underway and the extension is
  scheduled to open in 2015
 Glendale: This extension will travel westbound to the downtown
  Glendale area and is scheduled to open 2017.
 I-10 West: This extension will travel westbound to the 79th
  Avenue park-and-ride area. Planning efforts are underway and the
  extension is scheduled to open in 2019.

  Northeast: This extension will travel generally along the SR-51
  corridor north to Paradise Valley Mall area and is scheduled to
  open in 2025.

								
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