CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD WORK SESSION
May 7, 2015
3075 Enterprise Drive
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kipp, Treasurer
EXCUSED ABSENCE: Tammy Gentzel
STAFF PRESENT: Louwana Oliva, General Manager
Kimberly Fragola, Director of Finance
Sylvia Rosa-Ortiz, Director of Human Resources and Compliance
Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison
OTHERS PRESENT: Greg Kausch, CCRPA Senior Transportation Planner
BY PHONE: Casey Markey, PennDOT
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
II. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
III. DISCUSSION ITEMS
1. Strategic Plan Update – Decision Lens Exercise Results
The board reviewed the results of the Decision Lens exercise, which listed actions in priority order based on board and staff rankings.
Consensus was that: Position CATA as partner across the state for training (11); Maintain clean buses, shelters, and facilities as we grow (13) and improve public input process (17) are best practices rather than strategic actions and should be excluded from the prioritization list.
Consensus was that: Determine need for downtown intermodal center (4), should be combined with, Determine direction of passenger amenities (14).
The board agreed: on the remaining items as they had been grouped; addition of building reserve.
The board requested that the staff revise the prioritization list to show the top five actions and what falls off as a priority and present it to the board for concurrence. The remainder of the items would be retained for periodic review by the staff and board so that as items are accomplished or become best practices other items could be moved back onto the action list.
Greg Kausch referenced the draft of chapter eight of the Strategic Plan Update, Institutional and Regulatory Environment, which had been provided in advance to the board and requested feedback from the board by Friday, May 15.
This item was for information and discussion only; no board action was requested at this time.
IV. OTHER BUSINESS
Louwana Oliva provided information on feedback received from Bellefonte and Spring Township to
CATA’s FY 2015/16 budget local share match, and reported that additional data and information would be provided to both to clarify the reasons for the increase each is experiencing.
Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.
VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board reconvened in executive session to discuss personnel matters.
Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary Date