Contracting Fixed-Route Bus Transit Service

This synthesis analyzes the state of the practice in contracting fixed-route bus transit services. The study presents a literature review and results of a survey of transit agencies that currently contract services or did so previously. Thirty-seven completed responses were received from the 45 agencies in the survey sample, a response rate of 82%. The study also gathered information from corporate-level contract service providers to get their perspective on the procurement and operation process. Case examples of six transit systems are provided. These present an in-depth analysis of the process, including contract structure, transition issues, oversight, labor issues, challenges, agency assessments of the contracting process, and lessons learned.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 150p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309390231
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project J-7, Topic SG-15
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 7 2018 3:50PM