|Title:||Business Plan for Brookings Area Transit Authority|
|Authors:||Dr. James H. Miller, Jon Mielke, and Marc Scott|
|Publication Date:||Dec 2009|
|Keywords:||rural transit, long range planning, business plan|
|Type:||Research Report – Staff Papers|
Long range planning is crucial for any organization but it is especially important for rural transit systems that have small staffs where one person may possess all the institutional knowledge that keeps things running. Unfortunately, the smallness of these organizations may also demand so much of an administrator's time for day-to-day operations that long-term planning needs go unrecognized and/or unmet. This report addresses the long-range planning needs of a rural transit system by preparing a business plan that identifies existing mobility services and unmet mobility needs and then outlines a plan for meeting related needs in the future. The plan also prepares corresponding operating and capital budgets and identifies potential funding sources. It also presents recommendations that are specific to local operations. Related items include matters such as organizational structure, staff training, succession planning, vehicle replacement, service expansion, and marketing.
Miller, Dr. James H., Jon Mielke, and Marc Scott. Business Plan for Brookings Area Transit Authority. SP-170, North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2009.