Service Diversification- Developing Options for Implementing Services

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CST

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Overview

Transit agencies are recommending and implementing a wider array of service types to meet the needs of local communities, fiscal constraints, and incremental system development. The variety of options span basic paratransit type services for rural or suburban settings, to rail modes for the densely populated urban areas. Strategies that educate stakeholders and citizens, have assisted the transit planning and decision-making process over the last several years. An approach that offers varying services to meet unique needs and environments seems to be more acceptable to local decision-makers. Since communities operate in multiple circumstances, having options to meet these needs provides greater viability for decision-makers to support transit growth and development. Choosing the appropriate service options help gain buy-in from local stakeholders and consensus for moving ahead. This session will highlight local systems that have been able gain approval and move ahead with implementing new diversified types of services.

Speakers

Randall Farwell

Randall Farwell is a Senior Associate with Tindale Oliver, working in Jacksonville and Orlando, FL. Randy has over 29 years of hands-on experience in transportation and transit planning, operations, and management. Randy has planned and deployed mobility services including: paratransit, flex route, fixed route bus, BRT, commuter rail, and light ... Read More

Contact Info

Heather Sobush, hsobush@psta.net