Making staffing decisions.
Improving education programs for the public.
Generating interest in mass transportation.
Replacing a bus in the fleet.
Determining how best to evaluate potential routes.
A GIS-based fleet asset management system was developed.
Financial growth models were developed.
Grant funding was taken into consideration.
Historical ridership patterns were allocated.
Service-based funding models were developed.
The rural population is less likely to own private transportation.
Private transportation is more expensive to own in rural communities.
Providing access to employment, health care, social and recreational activities.
Rural school districts cannot afford student transportation.
Rural hospitals have lobbied effectively for public transportation for their surrounding areas.
They combine many disciplines and sources of information to manage and allocate resources.
They provide a means to collect meaningful usage information.
They permit enhanced tracking of expenditures.
They allow the generation of reports useful in mapping management strategies.
They allow transportation departments to know where the buses are at all times.