l the addition of a countywide round-trip in the morning on routes No. 600 and 650, in order to eliminate a six-hour gap in service.
l technical assistance, if requested, by the cities of Brawley and Westmorland to determine the feasibility of dial-a-ride services in Westmorland.
l discussions and technical assistance with the city of El Centro, if requested, to determine the feasibility of a community shuttle within the city.
l the potential adjustment of the county contract with the Americans With Disabilities Act Transit — AIM Transit — service provider, after a determination of potential capacity constraints and the impacts on service to disabled passengers.
The new services would be tested for a 12-month period.
"We really don't know what we're going to do until the budget is finalized sometime in June," IVAG analyst Kathi Williams said this morning.
In other business, the council was told there likely will be a $300,000 to $500,000 budget surplus in the next fiscal year.
"However, we still need to do some research," Williams said, adding the cost impacts of the new services have not yet been determined.
In other business, the council:
l voted to participate in statewide grant competition for federal transit authority funds for the elderly and disabled.
l voted to change the functional classification of Shank Road, Best Road and Highway 78 within Brawley from minor arterial roads to major arterials.
Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.