Analysis of Rural Public Transit in Alabama

As rural America continues to "age", access to basic necessities and health care will continue to strain rural transit providers. The state of Alabama has numerous Rural Public Transportation Providers, and while every provider is unique, each can benefit from a performance assessment and identification of methods to improve performance. This project uses recently published guides on measuring, assessing, and improving performance for rural transit operators and collects data from the rural transit providers in Alabama to evaluate the operations of the metrics and the providers, analyze performance measures, and suggest improvements. The data was collected from the Alabama Department of Transportation as well as individual agencies. The project presents alternative performance measures to evaluate rural transit providers.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alabama, Huntsville

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35899

    University Transportation Center for Alabama

    University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, Michael
    • Khan, Tahmina
  • Publication Date: 2013-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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  • Accession Number: 01488181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 11305
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2013 4:45PM