This document is the management performance audit of the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), and it evaluates the transit system in the context of its goals and objectives and its resources and constraints. The scope of this performance evaluation report includes: 1) the resources and constraints of METS internal/external environment; 2) the organization's governing body--the Public Transit Department Board; and 3) the functional areas that define METS activites. This study of METS management of the transit system employs the use of statistical indicators, random samples, and interviews with key personnel to identify areas for detailed analysis. Resulting recommendations aim to assist METS management to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the system. Among the major recommendations are 1) that METS, Public Transit Department Board, and Evansville Urban Transportation Study's (EUTS) planners should jointly develop goals and objectives, and 2) that METS management and EUTS planners work more closely together. The auditors also recommend that METS install a two-way radio system in the buses and hire a radio dispatcher to improve METS reliability. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Evansville Urban Transportation Study, Indiana and UMTA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Urban Transportation
    Bloomington, IN  United States  47405
  • Authors:
    • Dodge, S A
    • Leffers, D R
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IN-09-8004-79-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM