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Table 9 Phoenix Valley Metro Regional Public Transit Authority operating and capital budget FY0910 (park and ride/intermodal facility elements). Operating Budget--Planning Department--Regional Park and Ride Planning--Project 3360 Revenues Dollar Amount 4000 Regional Area Road Funds $0 4360 Local Match Scottsdale $55,000 4366 Local Match Surprise $150,000 Total Revenues $205,000 Expenditures 7200 Consultants (direct) $205,000 Total Expenditures $205,000 Project Description Site selection and environmental documentation for three park and ride lots: Arrowhead Park and Ride/Transit Center; Desert Sky Park and Ride/Transit Center; 59th Avenue and Laveen Park and Ride Capital Budget--Passenger Facilities--Park and Rides--Project 9220 Revenues Dollar Amount 4997 Transfer in, from Debt Service Fund $500,000 3300 Undesignated Fund Balance Applied $3,236,564 Total Revenues $3,736,564 Expenditures 7901 Lead Agency Public Transportation Fund Disbursements $3,033,428 9900 Capital Contingency (Public Transportation Fund) $703,136 3105 Reserved for Capital Assets $0 Total Expenditures $3,736,564 Project Description Sub Project 922001--East Buckeye--Construction Sub-Project 922004--Phoenix (Desert Sky)--Pre-design Budget includes a capital contingency of 5% of total programmed expenditures. Lead agency federal funds not included because they do not pass through Phoenix Valley Metro. Source: Adopted Operating and Capital Budget, FY 2010/2011, Phoenix Valley Metro. Transportation Fund (PTF). The RPTA also uses PTF July 28, 2010. It involved online and Internet review operating funds for planning. of international, national, state, regional, and local The RPTA FY09-10 operating budget for its park periodicals, publications, and articles. It also involved and ride program is $205,000. The capital budget is searches of federal, state, regional, county, and local $3.7 million. This is shown in Table 9. agency websites. A total of 20 research portals and websites were accessed. This resulted in the col- lection and review of 84 periodicals, publications, CHAPTER 2 KEY FINDINGS AND and articles. From this collection, 64 documents BEST PRACTICES were selected that were considered most relevant. This chapter summarizes the findings of this Key findings from the literature search are summa- research. It begins with key findings from the liter- rized here. ature search followed by key findings from the pro- gram surveys. The chapter concludes with the best 2. A.1 Limited Information practices of the surveyed programs. There is limited information on the administrative, operational, and legal processes involved in the long- term care, development, and financing of park and 2. A Findings from the Literature Search ride/intermodal commuter facilities. Current research A literature search on current program methods is mostly silent on practices for expanding commuter and practices was conducted from June 21, 2010, to services and funding for long-term maintenance. 20