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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.

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common coordination themes

Schedule / Dispatch


Driver Training

Vehicle Sharing

Common coordination themes
joint procurment

Buses and Related Equipment

    • Buses, Garage, Computers, etc.
  • 5309 Federal Funding
  • State/Local Match
Joint Procurment
maintenance related

Fuel Sharing

    • Allow community based provider(s) to access fuel at Transit Authority garage. Bill monthly.
    • Joint Purchase by one for many.
      • Transit system purchase for School District, City/County Public Works, etc.
    • Fuel Card
Maintenance Related
maintenance related1

Maintenance Monitoring Program (Internet Based)

    • Transit System and Community Based Providers
      • Daily Checks
      • Preventative Maintenance “A” Inspections (4,000 miles)
      • Preventative Maintenance “B” Inspections (8,000 miles)
      • Trip Trouble Report (As needed)
      • Weekly Maintenance Report (Weekly)
      • Winter Check List (Annual)
      • Accident Internal Investigation Report (As needed)
Maintenance Related
maintenance related2

Bus Washing

    • Transit System has automatic washing system
    • Charges community based provider set amount per clean and bills monthly.
Maintenance Related
maintenance related3

Options in the type of joint Maintenance

    • Routine Maintenance (PMa’s and PMb’s)
    • Major Repairs (e.g. Engine, Transmission and Air)
    • Body Repair
Maintenance Related
drug testing

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.

Drug Testing

Transit Accident & Crime Report developed and accessible via the Internet.

Police Report also included.

Training on "report writing” is also available.

fare policy and ridership guidelines

Fares on all comparable trips on all systems were standardized.

  • A passenger code of conduct approved by each system and advisory board of older adults and people with disabilities.
    • Advisory Board interceded w/ customer if necessary.
Fare Policy and Ridership Guidelines
suggested operating standards

On-Time Performance

Ride Time (urban and rural)

Wait Time

Missed Trips

Cancelled Trips

Bus Appearance

Customer Complaints/ Process

“Suggested” Operating Standards
joint public information marketing

Bus Delivery

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

Joint Public Information & Marketing
remote paratransit scheduling

Allows for the Community Based provider to book on the Transit system buses and vice versa.

Internet based

Eventually “airlines scheduling”

Remote Paratransit Scheduling
service planning

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?

Service Planning
forecasting senior tsunami

Large increase in Senior Population

Door through Door service


Volunteer Driver Program

Mobility Management



Forecasting - Senior Tsunami

Community Transportation Association of America

American Public Transportation Association

National Council on Senior Transportation

Easter Seals Project Action

Federal Transit Administration- United We Ride