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Texas Coordination Institute August, 2009.  Schedule / Dispatch  Maintenance  Driver Training  Vehicle Sharing.

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1 Texas Coordination Institute August, 2009

2  Schedule / Dispatch  Maintenance  Driver Training  Vehicle Sharing

3  Buses and Related Equipment  Buses, Garage, Computers, etc.  5309 Federal Funding  State/Local Match

4  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

5  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)

6  Bus Washing  Transit System has automatic washing system  Charges community based provider set amount per clean and bills monthly.

7  Options in the type of joint Maintenance  Routine Maintenance (PMa’s and PMb’s)  Major Repairs (e.g. Engine, Transmission and Air)  Body Repair

8  State Pool that includes private non-profits  Intersession by elected officials

9  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.

10  Transit Accident & Crime Report developed and accessible via the Internet.  Police Report also included.  Training on "report writing” is also available.

11  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.

12  Standardized and made available on the Internet.

13  On-Time Performance  Ride Time (urban and rural)  Wait Time  Missed Trips  Cancelled Trips  Bus Appearance  Customer Complaints/ Process

14  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

15  Transit system works with community based system on external advertisements.

16  Allows for the Community Based provider to book on the Transit system buses and vice versa.  Internet based  Eventually “airlines scheduling”

17  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?

18  Large increase in Senior Population  Door through Door service  Assistance  Volunteer Driver Program  Mobility Management  Medicaid  Medicare

19  Community Transportation Association of America  American Public Transportation Association  National Council on Senior Transportation  Easter Seals Project Action  Federal Transit Administration- United We Ride

20  Dan Dirks, Urban Specialist, CTAA – or


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