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Woo kim breana macken sam scorza tom staskowski team 4 english 202d

Improving AMTRAN

Woo Kim, BreanaMacken, Sam Scorza, Tom Staskowski

Team 4

English 202D


Snow picture

Snow picture


Team 4 qualifications

                              Transit Station customers

Customer boarding the bus at AMTRAN's bus platform at the downtown Altoona Transit Center, circa 1995

                              Transit Center bus line-up

                              2005 Gillig bus

                              Gillig low floor

                              Transit Station customers

Customer boarding the bus at AMTRAN's bus platform at the downtown Altoona Transit Center, circa 1995

                              Transit Center bus line-up

                              2005 Gillig bus

                              Gillig low floor

Team 4 Qualifications

  • Sam Scorza and BreanaMacken

    • Business majors

    • Off-Campus residents

    • Last year, Sam did not own a vehicle.

      • Getting to and from class was a hassle.

http://www.amtran.org/index.asp?pageId=71&galleryId=5


Team 4 qualifications1

Team 4 Qualifications

  • Woo Kim

    • Majoring in Mathematics

    • Off-Campus resident

    • Utilizes the bus daily

    • Experience problems associated with AMTRAN

  • Tom Staskowski

    • Majoring in Health Policy and Administration

    • On-Campus resident

    • Frequent rider of AMTRAN to go downtown.


Problem

Problem:

  • During winter, students endure waiting in snow, rain, frost, etc.

  • Limited hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights increase probability of student injury.

  • Difficult to access such destinations such as the mall, Martins, and Wal-Mart due to distance.

  • Resolving these problems will result in extraneous costs.


Woo kim breana macken sam scorza tom staskowski team 4 english 202d

Main Points:

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Survey results

Survey Results


Increase in frequency

Increase in Frequency


Students who wait for the bus

Students Who Wait for the Bus

12%

Yes

100%

88%

Students Who Take the Bus

More Often In the Winter


Increase in frequency continued

Increase in Frequency (continued)

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http://fully-caffeinated.blogspot.com/


Increase in frequency continued1

Increase in Frequency (continued)

  • How can students find out times?

    • Downloadable program on AMTRAN website

    • English202\English202\Debug\AMTRAN.exe

  • Early nights ending at 10 p.m.

    • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only.


Increase in frequency continued2

Increase in Frequency (continued)

  • How can students find out times?

    • Downloadable program on AMTRAN website.

    • English202\English202\Debug\AMTRAN.exe


Student safety

Student Safety

  • Problem:

    • Reckless drivers

    • Lack of side walks

    • Drunk drivers

    • Lack of street lights

    • Windy roads


Wehnwood area accidents

Wehnwood Area Accidents

  • Sixty-five reportable accidents in last four years


Nittany night rider

Nittany Night Rider

  • Solution:

    • Nittany Night Rider

    • Students will be assured safety at night.

    • Runs from 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Thursday, Friday, Saturday).

    • Drunk driving would decline.


Nittany night rider pass

Nittany Night Rider Pass


Specially directed trips

Specially Directed Trips

http://www.rejournals.com/content/img/f212261/walmart.jpg

  • Semester passes = $45

  • Trips will go to:

    • Mall

    • Wal-Mart

    • Martin’s

    • Train Station

    • Logan Towne Center

  • Scheduled times

http://www.logantowncentre.net/

http://www.mywebgrocer.com/cnt/images/martins_000.jpg


Specially directed trips cont d

Specially Directed Trips Cont’d


Woo kim breana macken sam scorza tom staskowski team 4 english 202d

Cost

  • Cost incurred:

    • Fuel

    • Wages

  • Semester’s pass

  • Parking permit

    • Residents - $150 (two semesters)

    • Commuters – $120 (two semesters)

  • Gas


Advertisements

Advertisements

  • Advertise businesses on or near bus routes

  • Large Corporations

  • Local Companies

    • Great China

    • Mama Randazzo’s

http://www.dreamsgoon.com/SheetzLogo.jpg

http://www.ontopmag.com/mcdonalds_logo.

http://www.trusthealth.com/walmart%20logo.gif


Woo kim breana macken sam scorza tom staskowski team 4 english 202d

Summary

  • Increase frequency

    • Waiting during winter season

    • Provide Nittany Night Rider

    • Limited hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

  • Offer special trips

    • Far destinations such as the mall, Martins, and Wal-Mart.

  • Recruit advertisements to offset costs.

    • Extra services cost AMTRAN extra money.


Woo kim breana macken sam scorza tom staskowski team 4 english 202d

How AMTRAN and PSU Altoona Will Benefit:

  • Provides a more accommodating yet economical plan to improve business and service of AMTRAN.

  • Develops the college community of Penn State Altoona.

  • Supports student safety and satisfaction.

  • Sells advertisements and semester passes to counteract AMTRAN expenses.

  • Promotes customer benefits and local business.


Works cited

Works Cited

Diehl, Carol. Personal interview. 23 April 2009.

"Drunk Driving Accident Statistics." Pennsylvania Attorneys | Edgar Snyder | Pittsburgh Lawyers | Injury Law Firm Accident Lawsuit. 14 Apr. 2009 <http://www.edgarsnyder.com/auto-accident/drunk-driving/statistics.html>.

Gilbert, Maureen. Personal interview. 07 April 2009.

Kim, Wooyeon, and BreanaMacken, Sam Scorza, Tom Staskowski. “Team 4 Survey.” Unpublished survey. 2009.

"2007 Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics Book." Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 14 Apr. 2009 <http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdBHSTE.nsf/InfoFb07?OpenForm>.

"United States Automobile Accident Statistics." Personal Injury Lawyers - Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona - Begam, Lewis & Marks. 16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.begamlaw.com/articles/auto-accident-statistics/>.

Young Driver Awareness. Ed. Melanie McPharlin. 16 Apr. 2009 <http://www.youngdriverawareness.com/risks.htm>.


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