Plans, Reports, & Notices
Active Plans, Reports, & Notices
FAX 2019 Title VI Program
Every three years, FAX prepares a Title VI Program to:
- Solicit input from the public regarding Title VI issues relating to the transit system,
- Make the public aware of their rights under Title VI, including how to file a complaint,
- Conduct an analysis of the demographic make-up of the FAX service area, and
- Detail the actions it has taken and/or will take to prevent discrimination.
The draft 2019 Title VI Program is available for public review and comment until Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
FAX 2019 Title VI Program – Draft for Public Review
Please send your comments to Jeff Long at email@example.com by September 20, 2019.
Regional Transportation Plan
The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a long-term blueprint of a region’s transportation system, in this case, Fresno County. RTPs are usually conducted every five years and plans for thirty years into the future.
Responsibility for the development of the RTP for Fresno County is assigned to the Fresno Council of Governments (COG), the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Fresno County.
Fresno COG’s 2018 Regional Transportation Plan charts the 25-year course of transportation to 2042 looking at such things as public transit, greenhouse gas emission reductions and mobility. Fresno Area Express (FAX) along with many other transportation stakeholders were seated at the table to develop the 2018-2042 Fresno County Regional Transportation Plan.
Long-Range Transit Plan
Also developed by Fresno COG, the Fresno County Regional Long-Range Transit Plan (LRTP) will guide transit and multimodal investments and services in the Fresno region through the year 2050. It builds upon the Fresno COG’s 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and prior transit planning studies and will inform the 2022 RTP. More importantly, the LRTP will integrate appropriate and effective public transportation planning and projects into the fabric of the region’s overall circulation networks and systems.
The LRTP will:
- Integrate the efforts, projects, and future operations of the major transit providers serving Fresno County through the year 2050.
- Identify a preferred long-range vision for Fresno County’s public transit system
- Provide guidance for future investments, projects, and programs to enhance transit service
- Identify transit projects and alternatives that consider and improve sustainability, preservation, mobility, safety, innovation, economy, health and equity
- Integration of regional bicycle and pedestrian planning with public transit plans and projects.
2018 FAX and Handy Ride Customer Satisfaction Survey Result
Every couple of years, FAX conducts a statistically reliable customer opinion and satisfaction survey among customers of the system. The purpose of the survey is to provide current information and opinions concerning customer satisfaction and travel behavior regarding the FAX system and to compare the results of this 2018 study with results from prior studies, particularly the more recent 2011 and 2014 FAX customer satisfaction studies.
Fresno Area Express Fare-Equity Analysis Assessment
As a follow-up to the recently completed FAX Fixed Route Restructuring Plan, we are pleased to announce the second part of the project, the FAX Fare Equity Analysis project.
A Fare Equity analysis is an assessment conducted by a transit provider, in this case, FAX to determine whether fare changes, including fare media types, increase or decrease fares, will result in a disparate impact upon Title VI-protected populations.
Such an analysis is required by the Federal Government for transit agencies receiving federal funding that are wanting to implement smart card technologies.
A smart card is a reusable card that is embedded with a “chip” that can be recharged with rides online, at the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM). Eventually, smart cards will be able to be recharged online as this functionality is forthcoming in a future release.
Cash and tokens will continue to be accepted at bus fare boxes and there are no plans to replace disposable fare media or passes in use today.
Complete the FAX Fare Equity Survey in English or Spanish
Print Copy of the FAX Fare Equity Survey in English or Spanish
FAX Fare Equity Bus Poster
FAX Fare Equity Fact Sheet
FAX Smart Card Title VI Fare Equity Report
Fresno Area Express Fixed-Route System Restructure Study
Building upon the findings from the Fresno Clovis Metropolitan Area (FCMA) Public Transportation Strategic Service Evaluation Project from 2014, Fresno Area Express is considering implementing a significant number of service improvements developed during the FCMA effort.
The FAX Fixed-Route System Restructure Study took the initiatives from the FCMA before several large groups of transit stakeholders for their feedback and recommendations. The resulting findings are analyzed within the context of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Title VI Requirements and Guidelines to produce a series of recommendations to improve service levels of the FAX fixed-route transit system.
The recommendations are slated to be introduced into the FAX fixed-route transit system in the coming months.
Fresno County Public Transportation GAP Analysis and Service Coordination Plan (GAP Analysis)
The GAP Analysis is to qualitatively and quantitatively define where mobility gaps exist between public transportation and human service agency transportation and to develop specific strategies to address the existing mobility gaps.
2016 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Ensuring Equal Access to FAX Services
Title VI states “No person in the United States of America shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from, participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Fresno Area Express is committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of its programs, activities or services, or subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin as afforded to them by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. For more information please contact the Complaint Coordinator at 621-RIDE.
Federal Procurement Contract Clauses
As a recipient of Federal funds, the Department of Transportation-Fresno Area Express (FAX) must comply with Federal statutes and regulations applicable to all third-party contracts. The contract clauses provided are a Federal requirement for all procurements made using Federal funds and must be adhered to by contractors providing materials and supplies between $3,500 and $135,000.
FAX Q: Our Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
The Bus Rapid Transit Master Plan provides a new perspective on rapid transit service in the Fresno/Clovis Metropolitan Area.
- Q BRT Corridor Map
- Fresno Area Express Bus Rapid Transit Project
- 2013 BRT Peer Review
- 2009 Council Resolution in support of a BRT Small Starts Grant application
- 2008 Public Transportation Infrastructure Study Executive Summary
- 2008 BRT Master Plan
- Ten Year Projected Operating Revenues and Expenses
- BRT Letter of Support San Joaquin Pollution Control District 12-09-2013
- BRT Letter of Support Fresno County Council of Governments 11-21-2013
- BRT Letter of Support Resources for Independence Central Valley 10-22-2013
- Fresno BRT Supp ISMND090413
- Fresno BRT ISMND120712
- Apx A Air Quality Calculations
- Apx B EDR Report
- Apx C Fresno BRT Final Transportation Impact Study
- Notice of Availability and Intent
Historic Plans, Reports, & Notices
Downtown Transportation Infrastructure Study (DTIS)
The Downtown Transportation & Infrastructure Study (DTIS) addresses a wide range of transportation issues related to automobile circulation and parking, integration of bus and other types of transit, freight, passenger and high speed rail, pedestrian facilities and traffic calming, bicycle circulation and wayfinding.
Regional Agency Study Final Report
The study has analyzed the current transit systems in Fresno County, and explored the opportunities and challenges of coordinating transit services in the county and in the longer-term to move toward a consolidated regional agency.
Public Transportation Infrastructure Study (PTIS)
The Public Transportation Infrastructure Study (PTIS) is exploring how people travel in Fresno County, so that by 2050 there will be more opportunities to travel by bus, by bike or by foot.