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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: March 16, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 7-a <br /> SUBJECT: Mobility On Demand (M.O.D.) Pilot Program Implementation <br /> DEPARTMENT: Transportation Services <br /> (OCTS), Public Transportation <br /> Division <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Informational PowerPoint Theo Letman, Transportation Director, <br /> 919-245-2007 <br /> TeLeishia Holloway Transit Administrator, <br /> 919-245-2002 <br /> PURPOSE: To receive an update on activities related to the Orange County Public <br /> Transportation Mobility on Demand Pilot Program and related transit services. <br /> BACKGROUND: Orange County Public Transportation, in an effort to expand its services based <br /> in part on public participation comments received through various outreach efforts pursuant to the <br /> long range transportation planning process, has implemented a rideshare pilot program. Working <br /> in collaboration with Transloc, through a pilot grant with the Ford Motor Company, and using <br /> Article 43 Tax District funds, the County has been able to procure five (5) wheelchair accessible <br /> passenger vans, tablets, and also provide for driver salaries to cover this new service. <br /> Trip reservations for the service can be accessed by a website platform which is linked on the <br /> Orange County Public Transportation website, or by downloading the app from either the Apple <br /> store or Goggle store. Customers can also call the OCPT dispatch line at 919.245.2008. <br /> The pilot began on March 5, 2021 and will be fare free for the first month. Starting April 2nd, the <br /> fare will be $5 per trip, payable on the app. To ensure Federal Transit Administration, North <br /> Carolina Department of Transportation, and Transportation Security Administration COVID <br /> protocols are followed, all passengers are required to wear face masks while riding on board MOD <br /> vans. Vehicles will be sanitized regularly by Orange County staff and vendors to ensure the <br /> customers have as safe, healthy, and clean riding experience as feasible. <br />