Today’s transit systems need to be accessible to and usable by all riders. Universal design and accessibility features benefit all riders, including seniors and riders with disabilities. TranSystems is recognized as a leader in the planning, design and operation of accessible fixed route services and ADA complementary paratransit services. We have worked with over 50 transit agencies to improve ADA paratransit service performance and efficiency. This includes most of the largest paratransit systems in the country as well as systems in smaller urban and rural communities
Expanded community transportation will be vital in the coming decades as we work to maintain mobility for the growing senior population in America. TranSystems has developed and implemented coordination plans and transportation alternatives for seniors, both at the state and local levels. TranSystems also led recent national research in this area and authored TCRP Report 105: Strategies to Increase Coordination of Transportation Services for the Transportation Disadvantaged.
What can we do for your agency? TranSystems can identify and analyze the factors that influence the efficiency and effectiveness of ADA paratransit service and create a model that will allow your agency to estimate the impacts of changes in paratransit policies or procedures. We interview and survey ADA paratransit riders, collect data from your agency and peer systems, and analyzing the data from these disparate sources. The models we create are developed in a common application, such as Excel, and are designed to be used easily by agency staff.
Once we identify areas in which efficiencies can be realized, TranSystems can develop an implementation plan that specifies policies and procedures; staffing, facility and technology requirements; transitional and on-going operating and maintenance costs; and a transition plan and schedule for moving to an improved system.