The 2016 - 2025 Short Range Transit Plan incorporates the adopted Reimagining CityBus service plan, updates the 10-year financial plan including a possible future fare increase, and updates the CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit goals, objectives, performance measures and standards.
Changes From the Fiscal Year 2012 - 2021 SRTP
Incorporation of Reimagining Citybus Route Types
The Phase I and II service plans for Reimagining CityBus (see Chapter 5 for more details) were developed using "route types" adopted by the Santa Rosa City Council in August 2015 as part of a set of Service Design Guidelines for the Reimagining CityBus project. Several performance measures and standards have been adjusted to reflect these route types and the role that different types of service will play in the new CityBus network. Performance measures that relate to vehicle headways and productivity have been adjusted to reflect these new route types.
Principles of Transit Service Design
Guiding principles for the design of transit services were also adopted as part of the Reimagining CityBus Service Design Guidelines, and are incorporated into this SRTP to serve as guidance for the design of future changes to the fixed-route system (see Chapter 2 for more details). These principles reflect well-established best practices in transit service planning as well as feedback from CityBus riders and community stakeholders during the Reimagining CityBus process.
Goals & Objectives
Goals and objectives were revised (see Chapter 2 for more details) to reflect work accomplished over the last four years, as well as an evolving vision for the role of transit and the work of the Transit Division in meeting community and regional goals. Goal 1 and Goal 4 remain largely unchanged; however, Goals 2 and 3 have been reworked to focus on sustainable growth of the transit system and development of an effective multi-modal network in Sonoma County.
Performance Measures & Standards
Several updates were made to fixed-route and paratransit performance measures and standards (see Chapter 2 for more details).
Comments and questions may be directed to Yuri Koslen, Transit Planner, at 707-543-3335 or via email.