Case Study about Transportation coordination
Introduction: Transportation coordination can reduce federal transportation program costs by clustering passengers, utilizing fewer one-way trips, and sharing the use of transportation personnel, equipment, and facilities. In addition, people in need of transportation often benefit from the greater and higher quality transportation services available when transportation providers coordinate their operations.
A study by the Community Transportation Association of America, a nonprofit transportation association, presented five case studies that showed significant reductions in the average cost per passenger and vehicle hour as a result of transportation coordination. In one instance, the local human services agency’s average cost per passenger trip decreased from $7.92 to $4.06, and the average cost per vehicle hour declined from $12.83 to $6.89. In addition, the five case studies showed that following transportation coordination, there was an increase in the number of trips per month and total trips per passen ger hour, while the total number of vehicles in the agencies’ fleets held steady or declined.
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