Quarterly Meeting

September 27, 2005

Midland Service Center


Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Chairperson Char Williams.


Members Present:  Williams, Laforet, Rockwell, Swain


Members Absent:  None


Staff Present:  McGuire, Yuergens


Program Update


Yuergens presented information on:

·         Ridership numbers for fiscal 04/05

·         New driver training program

·         Bus replacement program


Meeting Schedule


The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 29, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Service Center.


Consumer Issues


LaForet wanted to pursue the feasibility of a fixed route system.  This will be investigated and reported on at the November meeting.


Williams requested information on the “bus passes” that are used by employees of the Arnold Center.


LaForet asked if bus fares would be increasing.  McGuire explained that bus fare revenue is only 8% of our annual budget.  To increase bus fare could potentially cause a hardship on passengers with minimal impact on our overall budget. 


Meeting adjourned 7:50 pm.






Jan Yuergens

Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Services