Reports & Plans
Tracking monthly ridership trends across all Mountain Line services allows the organization to set benchmarks and compare ridership over time to look for trends and opportunities for growth.
Strategic Work Plan
In conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Transit Advisory Committee, Mountain Line establishes a Strategic Work Plan to guide the agency’s activities, budget and programs.
Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) Transition Plan
Mountain Line conducted the ZEB Transition Plan from February-December 2020, with Board approval in January 2021. Phase One modeled battery electric and fuel-cell electric buses on Mountain Line routes and hours of service and incorporated Flagstaff’s topography, climate, and utility rate structure. This information was used to outline each fleet technology’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions, transit operations, costs, and infrastructure needs compared to our current hybrid electric buses. At the June Board meeting the Directors approved pursuing a battery electric fleet on a policy level, with implementation of battery electric buses occurring project by project, bus by bus as funding and interest allows. Phase Two of the ZEB Transition Plan provided a detailed implementation plan of battery electric buses. Both phases are available for review below.
Mountain Line On Demand Feasibility Study
The purpose of the Mountain Line On-Demand Feasibility Study is to analyze the cost, considerations, and benefits of implementing an on-demand program within the Mountain Line boundary. On-demand transportation is defined as a flexible, real-time hailed transportation option which utilizes emerging technologies and private sector partnerships. The document provides recommendations to implement such programs.
Mountain Line Transit Guidelines
Mountain Line Transit Guidelines provides an objective and consistent criterion for Mountain Line staff and its partners to evaluate transit service and related facilities for new developments and roadway projects. This document provides information regarding transit oriented development best practices, bus stop placement, facilities design, tools for enhancing transit corridors, ecoPASS, and more.
MetroPlan & Mountain Line Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan
MetroPlan and Mountain Line Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan serves as a framework to improve coordination among transportation services and identifies transportation gaps and strategies to better serve seniors and people with disabilities.
Five-Year Transit Plans
Mountain Line conducted an extensive public planning process in 2013 to develop a Five-Year and Long-Range Transit Plan. As of February 2017, a new plan is under development, and links to the documents used in the planning process are below.
US 180 Implementation Plan
Mountain Line’s US 180 Implementation Plan is a partnership between Mountain Line, Coconino County, City of Flagstaff, US Forest Service, Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arizona Snowbowl and the Arizona Department of Transportation to address winter recreation congestion.
The US 180 Implementation Plan identifies the cost and impact of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures that can be implemented to reduce winter congestion along U.S. 180.
As required by the Federal Transit Administration, Mountain Line produces an Annual Report each fiscal year to outline accomplishments, achievements and highlights from the year. In addition, Mountain Line also produces a snapshot each year, offering a one-page look at the agency’s performance.