Kozak presentation

296 views

Published on

Published in: Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
296
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
44
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Kozak presentation

  1. 1. REGIONAL MOBILITY IN THELOWCOUNTRY—FROM COOPERATIONTO CONSOLIDATIONAPRIL 25, 2013
  2. 2. 4/25/2013 2I-95US321SC170SC462SC 462US278US 17US17US 21SC802US21US321US601SC68SC 63US17AUS21SC303SC 64I-95SC15US 17ASC64SmoaksWilliamsLodgeWalterboro CottagevilleBrunsonHamptonVarnvilleGiffordLurayEstillFurmanScotiaYemasseeRidgeland Edisto BeachBeaufortPort RoyalHilton Head IslandBeaufortCountyColletonCountyHamptonCountyUS 278SC 46US 278US 17 AHardeeville BlufftonJasperCountyUS17US278NTh e L owc ou ntr y Co un cil o f G ove rn me nt s h as ma de all rea so na ble eff or ts t o e ns urethe ac cur ac y of th is m ap . L CO G e xpr es sly d iscla ims all re spo nsib ility f or an y e rr or sfou nd with in, an d/o r f or an y d am ag es whic h m ay re sult fr om th e use of th is m ap .199 8 i: tra cda ta pr oje ctr eg ion tr ails2 .a prCottagevilleTh e Lo w c o u n t r y R e g i o n
  3. 3. LOWCOUNTRY=FOUR VARIED COUNTIESHousehold Median Income4/25/2013 3
  4. 4. LOWCOUNTRY=FOUR VARIED COUNTIES4/25/2013 4
  5. 5. ONE well-established public transit service provider in theRegionLarge, sparsely settled areaMany human service agencies discovering that they do notwant to be in the “transportation business”Purchase of Service contracts (with 5310 funding) with thetransit provider an important optionOpportunities for sharing routesPotential for multiple funding sources4/25/2013 5CONDITIONS FORCOORDINATION/CONSOLIDATION IN THELOWCOUNTRY
  6. 6. 4/25/2013 6
  7. 7. 4/25/2013 7
  8. 8. 4/25/2013 8FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDINGFLOW CHART--LOWCOUNTRY
  9. 9. Regional Transportation Needs   More service for medical appointments –in urban as well as rural areas. Work trips—to Hilton Head Island, Bluffton as well as within and between all ofthe COG counties. Interregional medical trips (outside of COG region to places such as Charlestonand Savannah). General public transportation for as shopping, recreation, school, and non-medical social service programs (for example, group sessions as withAlcoholics Anonymous). Retirees and other older people Youth (after school) transportation Fixed route/fixed schedule servicesSCDOT CONSULTANTS’ COORDINATION PLAN 20074/25/2013 9
  10. 10. Challenges Facing Agencies; Met by 2013 throughConsolidation √1.Need to get away from 48 hour advanced reservation requirement; allow formore spontaneous trips. √2.Cost of fuel3.Need to up-grade vehicles and other transportation equipment. √4.Need for additional funding to provide expanded services √5.Implementation of a mechanism to centralize transportation services, i.e. amobility manager, lacking. √6.Need for technology to coordinate trips amongst agencies across multiplejurisdictional lines. √7.Vehicle assets rapidly deteriorating. √SCDOT CONSULTANTS’ COORDINATION PLAN 20074/25/2013 10
  11. 11. 4/25/2013 11CTAA LOWCOUNTRY COORDINATEDTRANSPORTATIONEXPANSION PLAN 2012Evaluated Five Potential Structures/Strategies Consolidated Structure – Non-profit and public agencies consolidatetransportation into Palmetto Breeze. Brokerage Structure – Palmetto Breeze brokers trips to participatingtransportation providers and also operates public/coordinated transportation. Hybrid Structure – Some participating organizations consolidate and othersparticipate as independent, contracted service providers. Coordination – Shared use of vehicles, staff, maintenance, training, and/orgrant writing. Information and Referral – The Mobility Manager continues to refer passengersand utilizes technology to foster and promote efficiency and effectiveness fortransportation and mobility throughout the service area.
  12. 12. Consolidated Transportation Benefits and Costs.Benefits Fewer empty seats result in lower cost per trip for any individualorganization and better overall cost efficiency. Consolidated transportation reduces overhead. Consolidation allows for the most efficient use of local, state, andfederal transportation dollars and the biggest benefit to the community. Participating organizations no longer have the responsibility of directlyoperating transportation. Opportunity to enhance customer service capabilities throughspecialization of job duties.4/25/2013 12CTAA LOWCOUNTRY COORDINATEDTRANSPORTATIONEXPANSION PLAN 2012
  13. 13. Consolidated Transportation Benefits and Costs.Costs Palmetto Breeze must ensure that vehicles are in acceptable workingcondition. Palmetto Breeze must expand its staff of drivers (potentially hiringdrivers from the consolidating agencies). Palmetto Breeze may need to add a dispatcher/scheduler, dependingon the level of increased call volume. Palmetto Breeze would need to hire additional staff to be responsiblefor FTA compliance oversight and monitoring.4/25/2013 13CTAA LOWCOUNTRY COORDINATEDTRANSPORTATIONEXPANSION PLAN 2012
  14. 14. Significant military presence in the Region for more than 100 years.Home to Tri-Command--Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Marine CorpsRecruit Depot Parris Island and the Beaufort Naval Hospital--approximately 6200 active duty Marines and sailors and 7500dependents.Also veterans facilities to serve increasing number of military retirees,ranging in age from early retirees because of injuries in Iraq andAfghanistan to World War II veterans.Clusters of Vietnam veterans living in large retirement communities; thosenumbers likely to increase further as that Baby Boomer group reachesretirement age.4/25/2013 14ANOTHER DIMENSION: LOWCOUNTRYMILITARY AND VTCLI GRANT
  15. 15. GOALSShorter-Term: to identify needs not formerly addressed; to add more customer-oriented services through technology; to increase number of veterans, military families and others servedthrough improved Regional transit consolidation and other transitservice improvements, and as a result of marketing and promotionalstrategies.4/25/2013 15ANOTHER DIMENSION: LOWCOUNTRYMILITARY AND VTCLI GRANT
  16. 16. Long-Range: to continue to identify transportation needs among veterans, militaryfamilies and others; to complete consolidation of human services transportation to makemany more transit choices and opportunities available to veterans,military families and others; to continue to increase the use of transit technology as it becomesavailable; to coordinate these services with other public transit systemdevelopment in the Region.4/25/2013 16ANOTHER DIMENSION: LOWCOUNTRYMILITARY AND VTCLI GRANT
  17. 17. 4/25/2013 17

×