Phase 1: Cost Neutral Service Improvements (12 to 18 months)
Phase one represents cost neutral service improvements that GMT can achieve in the short term. These include:
- Simplifying service; by making it faster and more direct, operating service consistently, and eliminating low ridership variants
- Improving the schedule; by revising service frequencies and spans to better match demand, operating service with regular/clock face headways, and adjusting service frequencies and span
- Changing service type to provide more convenient service; by providing complementary ADA paratransit in rural counties, and converting some Flex/Demand Response services to fixed-route
- Improving public information; by renumbering and renaming routes to improve legibility and avoid confusion, and improving brochures and maps
Phase 2: Service Enhancements (2 – 5 years as funding becomes available)
Phase two will focus on improvements in service span and frequency in areas that are already served – based on findings from market analysis and evaluation of existing services.
Phase 3: Future Expansion – 5 to 10 years
During the course of NextGen many service expansion proposals were analyzed. Proposals that are not currently feasible may become so in the future, and further analysis will be a part of GMT’s next long term Transit Development Plan.
Service Improvement Recommendations:
Draft Service Improvement Recommendations