State of Good Operations (SOGO) changes coming to a Metrobus route near you.
Metrobus planning presented the annual 2015 Bus State of Good Operations recommendations (PDF) to the Board on November 19. The package was approved and customers will see some changes starting in December. The remainder of the changes will roll out with Metrobus’ March and June schedule changes.
The annual SOGO process seeks board approval for changes to Metrobus service. Every year, planners put together a comprehensive list of Metrobus routes they want to improve in the coming year. Any major service change must be approved by the board. A major Metrobus service change is defined as
- Change in span of service on a line of more than one hour in a single fiscal year,
- Change in revenue miles on a line of more than 20% in a single fiscal year,
- Change in route miles on a line of 15% in a single fiscal year, or
- Projected change of 10% of the riders on a line in a single fiscal year.
This year, planners were tasked with improving service, reliability, travel time, and crowding while keeping the proposals budget and cost neutral. The recommendations must not have a disparate impact on minority populations or a disproportionate burden on low income populations. Read more…