Arcata City

Staff Report

Approve a Dial-A-Ride Funding Agreement for the City of Arcata for Fiscal Year 2023/24 in the Amount of $89,174 and Authorize the City Manager to Execute All Applicable Documents.




The City of Arcata will be continuing to participate in a Countywide Dial-A-Ride (DAR) program which began five years ago on July 1, 2017, by the Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA).

Discussion/Fiscal Impact


For FY 2023/24, the HTA will continue to serve as a Coordinated Transportation Service Agency (CTSA) renewal for the entire region and is tasked with consolidating contracts, zones, and schedules to streamline the system to keep costs down and make it easier for the passengers to navigate the system.

During the past year (FY23/24), HTA and the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) and the member agencies, including the City of Arcata, have been working on this consolidation process.

City staff, with the CTSA will continue to evaluate the ridership and value of this revised agreement over the course of this next year and present the Council with options, if any, for the next fiscal year to retain this valuable service and remain in compliance with the law.

Our annual contract is for a term of one year beginning July 1, 2023.


The contract amount is within the budget allocation for the 2023/24 fiscal year. This project is budgeted in account 663-50-92-52560.