Improved operations and management can revive Rural Public transportation
Rural America has had public transit for decades. Its suppliers face challenges in remote regions because of the low population and large distances. Even though many of these rural transportation companies have been around for a long time, ridership remains low.
In contrast to big cities, where buses run on set routes, these providers generally operate on a demand-response basis. In fact, DRT services are becoming quite successful over the years and many counties have implemented this system.
Chattooga county is one of these counties that are providing Rural demand-responsive services in the county. They may also offer bicycle and pedestrian facilities, as well as conduct transit research, and undertake safety improvements.
With a population of nearly 25000, Chattooga is a rural county in the northwest Georgia region which is expected to grow over 5% in the next few years.
“Increasing population requires improved services and new technical improvements”.
Chattooga county transit is exactly doing the same. Their Mission statement “We will make decisions that promote the best interests of the greater community, and develop the resources, policies, plans, and procedures to effectively address public needs” shows their commitment towards society.
It was mentioned earlier that these agencies are facing problems and mainly with their ridership, scheduling and capacity management, etc.
According to the GDOT reports, Chattooga County has completed 11800 annual trips in 2019.
From 2014 to 2019, the total trips have gone up by 15%, so do their ridership. Their vehicle operating km were reduced, and operating time efficiency has been improved. Their cost per trip has been reduced to $13.
So many good things over the years, Thanks to HBSS.
“Yes, as per GDOT suggestion, Chattooga transit has teamed up with HBSS to streamline their operation and management”.
HBSS has introduced its brand new QRyde software to manage their scheduling and dispatching system and introduced their fare management system to make the transit even more comfortable to the people.
Now people of Chattooga can book their rides in a day advance and the vehicle can pick and drop you at your desired locations. QRyde new powerful Global scheduling engine can help the agency to efficiently plan their trips and improve their operations.