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.
Vehicle SharingCommon coordination themes
Intersession by elected officialsInsurance
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
Police Report also included.
Training on "report writing” is also available.Accidents
Standardized and made available on the Internet. standardized.Reporting (Federal and State)
On-Time Performance standardized.
Ride Time (urban and rural)
Customer Complaints/ Process“Suggested” Operating Standards
Bus Delivery standardized.
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 TransitJoint Public Information & Marketing
Transit system works with community based system on external advertisements.Advertising on Buses
Allows for the Community Based provider to book on the Transit system buses and vice versa.
Eventually “airlines scheduling”Remote Paratransit Scheduling
Who needs transportation in your community? Transit system buses and vice versa.
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
Large increase in Senior Population Transit system buses and vice versa.
Door through Door service
Volunteer Driver Program
MedicareForecasting - Senior Tsunami
Community Transportation Association of America Transit system buses and vice versa.
American Public Transportation Association
National Council on Senior Transportation
Easter Seals Project Action
Federal Transit Administration- United We RideHelp!