FAIRFIELD — The City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution accepting a state-mandated transportation plan.
The Fairfield and Suisun Transit Short Range Transit Plan outlines a variety of information in five sections that include the executive summary; an overview of the transit system; goals, objectives and standards; service and system evaluation; and operating and capital plan.
Wayne Lewis, the assistant public works director, commented on his department’s ability to “hold the line” during the previous years of recession, but said that they’re now facing financial questions.
Most of the funding sources are expected to climb more slowly than the cost of services, he said.
Concerns include saving money for fleet replacement and facility improvement, and there is no funding currently available for expansion and access improvements at the Fairfield Transportation Center, Lewis said. Solutions include stretching the usage of the buses beyond the 12- to 14-year average life span.
He said the new plan – which needs to be submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in order for the city to remain eligible for federal, state and regional funding – will keep the service stable.
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