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APPENDIX C Summary Report for the CAPTA Pilot Test with MBTA, November 16, 2007 Attendees: Kevin DuffySAIC Chief Paul MacMillanMBTA Transit Police Department Lt. Lewis BestMBTA Transit Police Department Sean McCarthyOCC John HoganOperations Gerard RuggieroSafety Summary of Activity On November 16, 2007, a pilot test of the CAPTA methodology was conducted with the Mas- sachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). This pilot test was conducted using asset data supplied by MBTA, including a critical asset list previously generated. MBTA had previously been provided with a pilot test schedule depicting the content of the test and the anticipated feedback. Using the data provided, MBTA was led through the recently reformulated six-step process. This process was designed after the Maryland Department of Transportation pilot test, with the CAPTA broken into a "Basic" and "Enhanced" model. The Enhanced model provides the user with greater opportunity for inputs into cost and other assumption areas. As designed, CAPTA winnowed the data fields via user-selected consequence thresholds. The summary report listed assets and asset classes that were likely to be of value to the agency. There were no assets thought to be of value that did not appear on the summary lists. User Feedback The MBTA users proposed comments, alterations, additions, and modifications to the CAPTA model that are listed in the table on the following page. These are represented in the center column. The right column indicates the status of the comment after discussion by the consultant team. Summary Result The MBTA pilot provided great encouragement that CAPTA can be used effectively by a tran- sit agency. The ease with which the attendees used the model and the digestible terms aided the transference of this tool. The success of the test assists in broadening the range of the methodol- ogy beyond highway agencies. 49

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50 CAPTA Final Report No. Comment Description Current Status Is there value in including the 75th, 85th, and 95th Accept, see comment #2 1 traffic percentiles on road traffic threshold model? Is there value in having the road bridge and tunnel Accept. Programmer is working to 2 category appear at all for transit study? ensure that unnecessary categories drop off. Appreciative of using objective numbers to reach Accept 3 final list of assets rather than subjective opinion. Does/Can the CAPTA system incorporate utilities CAPTA does not currently account and non-agency controlled assets? across sectors. This issue will be 4 presented to the panel as a recommended topic for further work. What does the 25% of total population riding This recommendation to be transit mean? How can we discover that number? discussed by project team for 5 Recommend using percentage of ridership, as implementation mechanisms. different assets carry proportionally greater numbers of riders that other assets. 6 Will CAPTA be used as a basis of funding? Unknown at this time.