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I'd like to have

distributed among the Committee some photographs of Mrs. Elodie Breagman of St. Cloud, shown being picked up in her back alley for a trip to the St. Moud Minic, Mrs. Brengman 18 80 years old, and Uves ladepeаdently lo her northside home. Once a

user of

our fixed route, prior to her disabling

accident in 1983, Mrs. Brengman uses our Specialized Service to go to the doctor, buy groceries and other staples, and to visit her husband in the nursing home.

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systea has 30 stoute and 1 hour routes, or "spokes" which meet every 30 minutes (15 and 45 after the hour) for a "timed transfer" at the downtowa terainal, or "hub". There are three adautes in the schedule allotted for transferring, and

believe me,

transfer conditions can frequently be tight. If the fixed route syster was made accessible, boarding-tiedowa-deboarding time requirements would necessitate changes to the route and schedule system. The options are:

1.

Extend all

30 minute routes into 35 or 40 minute routes to accommodate

limited aumber of disabled riders.

A.

Leagthens transit travel time

for all

transit passengers, making

transit even less convenient and resulting in patronage loss.

B.

Current 30 doute system is easy to understand; changing it to 35

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A.

Reduces availability of public transit to all citizens, resulting

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accessibility, and lessen the amount of Specialized Service with the "savings" to

be put

back into fized route's added costs for accessibility. But we are not to

a southern or auld area, and to see reduced fixed route mobility for what's been

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traffic congestion and gridlock and provide r ?osible land use.

The St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission requests that this committee realize that what St. Cloud is currently practicing and comitted to 18 superior

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citizenry be

allowed to

decide what

type of

transit service

best meets their

mobility needs.

We respectfully request

that an

amendment allowing for local

option, or at a

minimum, the ability to

request a

waiver to

the Secretary of

Transportation, be written lato this historic legislation.

Mr. Chairman, neabers of the Committee, thank you for your consideration. I

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Lathleen Wingen Eron St. Cloud be allowed to give her testimony first.

DAVID W. TRIPP

1317 South Broadway Avenue

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Home: (612) 255-1115; Business (612) 251-1499

EXPERIENCE:

1979-present

Executive Director, St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission,
St. Cloud, MN

*Chief Executive Officer of public transit political
subdivision with 44 employees, $1.7 million operating budget
and 25 transit buses.

1977-1979

Transit Coordinator, City of Winona, HON

Developed, implemented and administered Minnesota's first paratransit system

1975-1977

Administrative Intern, City of Winona, MN

*Confidential researcher for the City Manager

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

1989-present

1987-1988

1988

Board of Directors, Minnesota Public Transit Association
President, Minnesota Public Transit Association
Transit Professional of the Year, Minnesota Public Transit
Conference
Founder and Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Quality Transit Coalition
Vice Presidene, Minnesota Public Transit Association

1987-1988

1985-1986

1977-present

Conference Panelist:

-Numorous Minnesota Public Transit Conferences
-Testimony at U.S. Houso, Transportation Subcommittee

(Appropriations), 1988
-Minnesota Metropolitan Planning Organization Annual

Conference, 1988
-Minnesota Good Roads Annual Meeting, 1988
-American Public Transit Association; Detroit 1986, Son
Francisco 1987
Minnesota North Star Transportation Conferenco, 1987
Washington Stato Transit Conference, 1987
-Illinois Public Transit Association Spring Conferenco, 1987

EDUCATION:

1974

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas TX

1973

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bacholor of Science Degree; Political Science and Sociology

1969

Owatonna High School, Owatonna, MN Graduate with Distinction

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