Texas Coordination Institute August, 2009. Saving a dollar by working together. Schedule / Dispatch Maintenance Driver Training Vehicle Sharing. Common coordination themes. Buses and Related Equipment Buses, Garage, Computers, etc. 5309 Federal Funding State/Local Match.
Texas Coordination Institute
Saving a dollar by working together
Schedule / Dispatch
State Pool that includes private non-profits
Intersession by elected officials
Community Based Providers were allowed to be a part of the transit system’s drug testing contract . A separate pool was created for the community transit systems.
Training made available.
Transit Accident & Crime Report developed and accessible via the Internet.
Police Report also included.
Training on "report writing” is also available.
Standardized and made available on the Internet.
Ride Time (urban and rural)
Customer Complaints/ Process
Anniversary dates of system
Rider program (10,000 customer, etc.)
Rider video on local access cable
County/City/Township special events especially with seniors and people w/ disabilities
Friend of Transit
Transit system works with community based system on external advertisements.
Allows for the Community Based provider to book on the Transit system buses and vice versa.
Eventually “airlines scheduling”
Who needs transportation in your community?
What types of services may communities set up?
What funding is available?
Who can provide the service?
How can providers/communities work closer together and provide the most service?
What is the priorities?
Large increase in Senior Population
Door through Door service
Volunteer Driver Program
Community Transportation Association of America
American Public Transportation Association
National Council on Senior Transportation
Easter Seals Project Action
Federal Transit Administration- United We Ride
Dan Dirks, Urban Specialist, CTAA – 202.280.4904 or [email protected]