Develop Guidebook for Managing System Costs: Operational and Capital Cost Management at Rural and Small Urban Public Transit Systems

Rural and small urban transit systems across the United States face fiscal challenges caused by the growing gap between the cost of providing transit service and available federal, state, and local funding. In Texas, the fiscal challenges facing rural and small urban transit systems are compounded by not only an increasing population but also revenue and ridership impacts related to COVID-19. Rural and small urban transit systems also often face high levels of staff turnover and a lack of knowledge management procedures to sustain cost management practices over time. The research teams will equip TxDOT’s transit systems to understand, predict, and manage operational/capital costs and provide a reliable go-to-resource for cost management best practices.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $213,563
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7133

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Steele, Joanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville

    700 University Blvd
    Kingsville, TX  United States  78363
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walk, Michael

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01782704
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7133
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2021 10:58AM