Analysis of Transit Contracting Models
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT
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As transit systems are being challenged to operate in the most cost-effective manner, and budgets are being tightened and demand for services increases, there has been renewed interest in the area of contracting for fixed route service in the United States (U.S.). The presentation will summarize the findings of an effort that involved tasks to inventory and synthesize previous work in the area of types of transit operating contracts in the U.S. and Europe, assess the benefits and drawbacks of each general approach to contracting for transit service, and develop situational guidance for FDOT to help determine if a particular model could be appropriately considered. Additionally, both the Collier Area Transit System and the Lake County Public Transportation System will be sharing their experience with contracting transit services to provide a uniquely Florida perspective.