Integrating School Bus and Public Transportation Services in Non-Urban Communities

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operations - coordination, planning - integration, place - rural, place - urban, mode - bus, mode - school bus


Case studies, Coordination, Implementation, Integration (Transportation), Mobility, Rural areas, Rural transit, School buses


This report will be of interest to managers of public transportation and school bus systems, transportation planning and operations professionals, policy makers, and others interested in the potential for coordinating or integrating school bus and public transportation services in non-urban areas. The report identifies and discusses issues associated with such coordination or integration, and provides 13 case studies of communities that have successfully coordinated or integrated some aspect of school and public transportation services. The report also provides an implementation guide that suggests "next steps" for non-urban communities seeking to give serious consideration to the coordination or integration of school and public transportation services.


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