Business Plan for Palace Transit, Mitchell, South Dakota

In the summer of 2008, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) asked the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC) at North Dakota State University to deliver a hands-on workshop to assist interested transit agencies in preparing business plans for their organizations. Palace Transit was one of four agencies that responded to this invitation. Following an intensive two-day workshop in August 2008 where managers and staff of the participating systems worked on their plans, SDDOT asked SURTC to help the systems complete their plans. Though it had been successful in building an organization to respond to the most pressing public transit needs of the Davison County area, Palace Transit wished to obtain outside assistance to review its existing organization and operations, and to formulate a detailed business plan to guide it for the next three to five years. The plan will allow Palace Transit to assess its strengths and weaknesses and identify additional public transit markets that it could effectively serve. Further, the plan will forecast future capital and operating fund needs, and will help Palace Transit communicate its plans and vision to local stakeholders and funding agencies.

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    • This research was funded by the Federal Transit Administration and the University Transportation Centers Program, both within the United States Department of Transportation, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University, P.O. Box 6050
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, James H
    • Mielke, Jon
    • Scott, Marc
  • Publication Date: 2010-1


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59p

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  • Accession Number: 01472160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2013 10:18AM