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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />Lane Transit District Board Room--Lane Transit District <br /> <br /> June 12, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Betty <br />Taylor, Gary Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br /> <br />th <br />The council joined the Lane Transit District (LTD) Board of Directors at its board room at 3500 East 17 <br />Avenue, Springfield. LTD Board members Gerry Gaydos, Susan Ban, Debbie Davis, Dean Kortge, and <br />Mike Eyster were present. <br /> <br />Mr. Gaydos called the meeting of the LTD Board of Directors to order, and welcomed the Eugene City <br />Council and City of Eugene staff. He hoped that LTD and the City could work collaboratively to ensure the <br />community had the best possible mass transit system. <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. She thanked <br />the LTD Board of Directors for hosting the meeting, and hoped that more such joint meetings would occur <br />in the future <br /> <br />Mr. Papé arrived. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: Joint Meeting with Lane Transit District Board of Directors <br /> <br />Ridership/Service Overview <br /> <br />LTD General Manager Mark Pangborn provided a status report on LTD, highlighting some major changes. <br />He noted an increase in ridership between 1998 and 2005 and pointed out that rider trends were steeper than <br />population trends, suggesting successful market penetration on the part of LTD. He attributed ridership <br />increases to LTD’s student transit pass programs, increased gas prices, and employment and population <br />growth. <br /> <br />Mr. Pangborn provided data on ridership from the week of May 21, broken down by day of the week, time <br />of day, boardings per hour, and by route. <br /> <br />Mr. Pangborn recalled criticism aimed at the district during recent labor negotiations which suggested that <br />LTD was sacrificing service at the expense of capital expenditures. He said that during the 1990s when the <br />economy was growing, LTD increased service hours by 44 percent. A portion of revenue was set aside for <br />capital reserves in recognition of the fact that the good economic times would not last. Mr. Pangborn said <br />that reserve gave LTD the opportunity to match the federal funds for the Franklin EmX corridor. When the <br />recession of 2000 came, LTD lost money and jobs, and reduced service by nine percent. With the economy <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council June 12, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />