Covered by Documenters McKenzie Merriman and Gennifer Harding-Gosnell
What happened: The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) board of trustees Operational Planning & Infrastructure Committee approved a proposal to select Clark Transportation Consultation & Services to help with repairs to the signal system on the Blue and Green Line light rail lines. The project, to replace equipment from the 1920s, would result in a six-week shutdown affecting service between E. 79th Street and Shaker Square. The full board of trustees is set to hold a final vote on the contract at a future meeting.
Surveys coming: A separate GCRTA committee approved the hiring of ETC Institute to produce community and customer surveys. A community value survey will focus on perception, while the customer survey will focus on service satisfaction, presenters said. The proposal goes to the full board next.
Left wondering: A committee also advanced plans for updating GCRTA’s Title VI program. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits recipients of federal grants from discriminating based on a person’s race, color or national origin. Recipients must update their Title VI compliance program every three years. Documenter McKenzie Merriman asked, “What Title VI complaints has GCRTA needed to address in the last three years?”
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