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ServicePlan08 - Final 2008 Service Plan: Bus, Rapid...

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Unformatted text preview: Final 2008 Service Plan: Bus, Rapid Transit, and Boat Service Changes and Service Delivery Policy Modifications Fall 2008 MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY _________________________________________________________________________________________ MBTA Final 2008 Service Plan Fall 2008 Final 2008 Service Plan Table of Contents Page Introduction i I. Overview 1 II. Bus, Rapid Transit & Boat Services and Recommended Service Changes 2 III. Proposals for Future Consideration 51 IV. Service Delivery Policy Change Recommendations 52 V. Title VI and Environmental Justice Reviews 54 APPENDICES Summary Analysis of Routes and Recommended Changes Comparative Evaluation _________________________________________________________________________________________ MBTA Final 2008 Service Plan Fall 2008 INTRODUCTION This document contains the final service change recommendations of the 2008 service planning process. These recommendations are the result of a two-year planning and analysis effort, as well as extensive public input. During the spring of 2007, the Service Planning Department began development of the 2008 Service Plan by holding seven public workshops to solicit service change suggestions. The public was also given the opportunity to provide comments via email or in writing. In addition to suggestions received during the public workshops, the Service Planning Department developed proposals based on on-going customer feedback and on analysis of route performance against service standards in the Service Delivery Policy . Proposals were also solicited from other departments within the MBTA, such as Bus Operations. The proposals in the Preliminary Plan were presented to the public in a series of public meetings in September 2008. Additionally, written comments on the proposals were also accepted. Some proposals presented in this Final Plan have been modified based on input received from the public. Section I presents an overview of the service planning process. Section II includes an evaluation of route performance against Service Delivery Policy standards. It also discusses the service change proposals that were presented in the Preliminary Plan and indicates whether the final recommendations vary from the preliminary proposals. Section III presents service change suggestions that should be considered in the future if/when additional resources become available. Section IV outlines recommended changes to the Service Delivery Policy . Section V presents the results of the Title VI analysis performed on the Final 2008 Service Plan recommendations. Appendix A includes summary charts showing the analysis of existing services and the service change recommendations....
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