Programs & Projects

Project Briefs

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Imperial Valley Transit (IVT) ACCESS No Show Policy (English)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Imperial Valley Transit (IVT) ACCESS No Show Policy (Spanish)

2010 IVAG Finance Plan (December revision)

2010 IVAG Transit Finance Plan The Transit Finance Plan is developed annually. The Plan provides the policy guidance for the allocation of transit resources. In the development of the Plan, Staff receives input from the primary resources; the general public through the mandated annual Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing process, a comprehensive review of revenue sources and the receipt of budget requests from member agencies.

Imperial County Non-Motorized Transportation Framework Plan.

The plan provides an overview of the long range non-motorized plan for Imperial County. It will serve to guide other more-focused planning efforts geared toward decisions about service levels.

Imperial Valley Transit Vision – Final Report

The Imperial County Transit Vision provides an overview of the long range transit plan for Imperial County. It will serve to guide other more-focused planning efforts geared toward decisions about routes and service levels.

Imperial County Draft Cordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan

This report is sponsored by Caltrans and is part of a planning effort of projects desinged to improve the mobility of individuals who are disabled, elderly or of low-income status. This plan focuses on identifying the needs specific to those population groups as well as identifying strategies to meet their needs. Starting in FY 2007, projects funded through FTA Sections 5310, 5316, and 5317 are required to be derived from a locally developed, coordinated public transit – human services transportaion plan. SAFETEA-LU guidance issued by the FTA indicates that the plan should be a “unified comprehensive strategy for public transportaion service delivery that identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with limited income, laying out strategies for meeting those needs and prioritizing services.”

Public Transit Services Fare Analysis

This report presents an evaluation of the existing fare structure for IVT, AIM Transit and four of the local dial-a-ride services operating in Imperial Valley. It reviews operating costs, service levels, ridership and farebox revenues for all services and presents major trends for each service with emphasis on fares and farebox recovery ratios. This information provides insight for exploring options for fare changes in the Imperial Valley. The study consists of both a technical analysis and a public input process. The technical analysis consists of an evaluation of trends in ridership, revenues and the farebox recovery ratio for each service. Direction and guidance is provided by IVAG staff with input from the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC).

FY 2005-2007 Triennial Performance Audit of the Imperial Valley Association of Governments

IVAG is required by Public Utilities Code (PUC) Sections 99246 and 99248 to prepare and submit an audit of its performance on a triennial basis to the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as a condition of receiving TDA funding. TDA funds are expended for IVAG administration and planning of public transportation, and distribution to local jurisdictions for operations of public transit systems, non-motorized projects, and streets and roads.

This performance audit intended to describe how well IVAG is meeting its administrative and planning obligations under TDA, as well as its organizational management and efficiency as a regional transportation entity. PMC reviewed various documents pertaining to the agency’s activities over the last three years and evaluated IVAG’s responsibilities, function and performance of the TDA guidelines.

Winterhaven/Quechan Reservation Rural Connector

This report addresses the existing conditions, and mobility needs of Winterhaven/ Fort Yuma Reservation residents. The report also recommends service strategies for the study area that can be cost-effectively implemented. The service strategy model will be based on the direct administration of a range of service delivery or operating alternatives by Fort Yuma Reservation Tribal Services. The emphasis is on ensuring Tribal autonomy over the transportation services designed to serve their local and regional needs and the cost-effective use of the agency-based transportation initiatives currently found on the reservation.

Imperial Valley Regional Transportation Impact Fee Study

As the Imperial Valley continues to develop, several roadways are planned for improvements in order to support local growth in the immediate area to relieve congestion on transportation facilities located within the areas of benefit. In addition, to properly operate and maintain the existing transportation system will require additional revenues. Currently, the necessity to venture to alternative means of funding has been due to the decline of gas tax revenues, state budget crisis, and state highway account shortfall. The proposed study would provide the Imperial Valley the opportunity to provide alternative funds towards the current transportation system.

It is the intent for the Imperial Valley Regional Transportation Impact Fee Study to describe the roadways that will have deficient capacity in the future due to continued growth in both local and interregional travel. For these future deficient roadways, a fair share allowance of cost will be determined so that new development can pay their fair support of mitigation costs for the traffic impacts they create. In addition, improvement of local transportation projects will be considered.

Economic Impact of Delays at the Imperial County/Mexicali Border

The purpose of this study is to understand the economic significance of border delays. The economic impact of wait times will be measured by cross-border freight movements. For cross-border freight movements, interviews of trucking companies, custom brokers, key maquiladoras and US Customs and Border Protection will be conducted.

2007 - 20 Year Imperial County Transportation Plan Update

This study is a continuation of the 2002 Transportation Plan with the purpose to articulate support for current transportation improvement commitments and establish the foundation for future transportation funding decisions by proposing a set of transportation priorities. These priorities are intended to address the transportation needs of the Imperial County by responding to local opinions and concerns relevant to the improvement of mobility and safety for Imperial County residents.

2007 Transit Finance Plan

The Transit Finance Plan is developed annually. The Plan provides the policy guidance for the allocation of transit resources. In the development of the Plan, Staff receives input from the primary resources; the general public through the mandated annual Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing process, a comprehensive review of revenue sources and the receipt of budget requests from member agencies.

County of Imperial Circulation and Scenic Highway Element

2005 IVAG Greater Calexico Area Arterial Needs and Circulation Analysis

This study proposed to analyze the existing and project traffic levels on the transportation network and to identify transportation network improvements. It was requested that a more detailed analysis to determine the impact and cost of circulation improvements associated with reopening the Calexico West Border Station beyond the City of Calexico limits was needed. The goal of the plan is to assist the County of Imperial and the seven cities determine the impact and cost of circulation improvements.

2005 IVAG Northeast Corridor Feasibility Study – State Route 78

On June 2003, the Coachella Association of Governments (CVAG) produced the “Southeastern Bypass Routing Study – Phase 1”, analyzing a preferred route alignment through the southeastern edge of the Southern California counties of Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino. The study focused on “…the highway system in southeastern California…developed to primarily serve east-west traffic, with three parallel interstate highways linking Southern California with Arizona: Interstate 40, Interstate 10, and Interstate 8.

Serving as an east-west route SR 78 is a two lane conventional highway throughout its alignment in Imperial County. SR 78 could provide a convenient alternative route that could remove long distance traffic from the urbanized areas to help reduce both vehicle and truck congestion and pollution. SR 78 would link Mexicali with I-10, then northwesterly to connect with SR 62 and SR 40. Through this area, SR 78 would be a potential route that would follow existing road rights-of-way. The plan articulates support for current transportation funding decisions by proposing a set of transportation priorities that could be considered if new funding is obtained.

2005 Imperial County ITS Architecture

The Imperial County Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture was prepared to provide a Strategic Deployment Plan for the integration of ITS on multi-modal transportation facilities in the Imperial region for the next 20 years. This plan builds on existing ITS in Imperial County such as signal coordination and changeable message signs, as well as looking at ways to implement weather detection devices and real-time vehicle counters into the existing call box system. This plan was completed in March 2005.

2005 City of Brawley – Best Road (State Route 78 to Shank Road) Project Study Report

The proposed project area is located at the eastern limits of the City of Brawley. This Project Study Report was prepared to determine the costs associated with the widening and improving the existing Best Road between State Route 78 and Shank Road.

2005 City of Calipatria – Pedestrian Safety Study for State Route 111 Project Study Report

The City of Calipatria is located along State Route 111 (SR 111) in Imperial County, California. SR 111 bisects the city and had the highest traffic volumes and speeds of all the roads in the City. There has been a concern within the City regarding pedestrian safety along State Route 111 within the City of Calipatria. At the request of the City, the intersection of Main Street and International Boulevard immediately adjacent to the local school complex was also studied/

2005 Transit Finance Plan

The Transit Finance Plan is developed annually. The Plan provides the policy guidance for the allocation of transit resources. In the development of the Plan, Staff receives input from the primary resources; the general public through the mandated annual Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearing process, a comprehensive review of revenue sources and the receipt of budget requests from member agencies.

2004 City of Imperial – La Brucherie Road Widening Improvements Project Study Report

This Project Study Report was prepared at the request of the City of Imperial, for the City to seek and obtain local, state and/or federal funding through IVAG and/or through other governmental agencies, for La Brucherie Road Widening Improvements, south of Aten Road and north of Treshill Road.

2004 IVAG Short Range Transit Plan

The SRTP is a federally mandated planning document that describes the plans, programs and goals of the transit operator. It has a 10-year planning horizon and is updated biennially. It focuses on the characteristics and capital needs of the existing system, and on committed (funded) expansion plans.

The SRTP serves as the primary justification for receipt of Federal and State grants for transit operations and capital projects. The SRTP is prepared by IVAG staff and is adopted by the IVAG Regional Council.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations require development of the SRTP as documentation of the planning basis supporting the use of FTA funds for operations and capital improvements.

The SRTP describes IVAG’s history and governance, organizational structure and the elements of our existing transit system, including current services, facilities and supporting activities. It describes current bus and light rail services, regional services, new technologies and several programs and partnerships established by IVAG to help achieve our goals. At the heart of the SRTP are IVAG’s 10-year operating plan, capital program and accompanying financial plans.

2004 El Centro Circulator Shuttle Bus Design Study

As a result of public testimony and staff recommendations at the annual Unmet Transit Needs Public Hearings in March 2002, the Imperial Valley Association of Governments (IVAG) directed the completion of the El Centro Shuttle Design project. The public testimony had involved two particular areas: 1) complaints regarding the trip times as well as length of the trip on Imperial County Transit.

2003 City of Calexico – Calexico West Border Station Expansion – Circulation Analysis

This traffic study was prepared to determine the impact and cost of circulation improvements associated with reopening the Calexico West Border Station. The Calexico West Border Station is located at the intersection of Second St. and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, west of Imperial Avenue (State Route 111).

2003 Imperial County Alternative Fuels Impact Analysis

The purpose of this study is to provide the Imperial Valley Association of Governments (IVAG) and the Imperial County the information necessary to make decisions on the propulsion systems and alternative fuel types for future Imperial County Transit buses. Several developments and processes have provided important rationales for this study. This study was intended to provide decision-makers with the information necessary to make informed decisions on each of the above issues. No recommendations are made on a specific propulsion system or fuel type for future bus procurements.

2002 Imperial County 2002 Year Transportation Plan

The 2002 Transportation Plan articulates support for current transportation improvement commitments and established the foundation for future transportation funding decisions by proposing a set of transportation priorities that could be considered if new funding is obtained. These priorities are intended to meet and respond to the unique and distinctive transportation characteristics of Imperial County that were developed through a comprehensive and cooperative planning approach between local, regional, and state officials.

The 2002 Transportation Plan focuses on Imperial County’s Highway network, and draws upon previous efforts undertaken during the development of the 1997 Plan – Highway Element, as well as contemplating new and creative ideas for improving the mobility and safety of Imperial County’s residents, visitors, and businesses.