DIAL-A-RIDE ADVISORY COMMISSION

Quarterly Meeting

November 22, 2005

Midland Service Center

 

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

 

Members Present:  Williams, Rockwell, Swain, LaForet

 

Members Absent:  None

 

Staff Present:  McGuire, Yuergens

 

Minutes

 

Motion by Rockwell, seconded by Swain to receive the minutes of the meeting of September 27, 2005. Motion carried 4-0.

 

Discussion of Fixed Route Service

 

McGuire presented the attached report on Fixed Route Service.

 

The Commission discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the fixed routes and Rockwell moved, Williams seconded that a fixed route is not practical and merits no further study. Motion carried 3-1.

 

Update on Tri-County Service

 

Yuergens spoke of the cooperative arrangement between Saginaw, Bay and Midland Transportation System under which patrons board in their community and ride to another county. Davenport University has served as a transfer point and the transfer point will be changed to the Civic Arena. LaForet encouraged staff to promote the program.

 

User Comments

 

Williams encouraged cooperation between ARC and DART

 

Old Business:  None

 

New Business:  Rockwell asked for clarification of the Senior Services transportation options

 

McGuire reported that the Federal Government had approved a 300,000 request for bus replacement

 

Next meeting January 24, 2006.

Meeting adjourned 7:35 pm.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

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Marty McGuire

Director of Public Services