A Rural Agency Thriving Despite Unusual Challenges Like many rural transit agencies, Charlevoix County Transit in Northern Michigan is a critical resource for its community, but the region it serves is distinguished by a few uncommon traits. The agency covers an expansive area of 15 townships, 3 cities and 2 villages on the shores of Lake Michigan, provides […]
Like many rural and small urban systems, Cecil Transit serves a highly dispersed population with diverse needs. Although based in and largely funded by Maryland, the agency also serves and receives some funding from Delaware. At its inception, Cecil Transit provided only demand response service to seniors.
HIRTA stands for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency. Which makes sense, because not only do their transit operations serve the heart of Central Iowa, but their mission of making a positive difference by enhancing community livability through innovative, sustainable, regional transportation options also comes from the heart.
STAR Community Services is Queensland’s leading not-for-profit organisation providing transport and quality care to the elderly, frail, and those with disabilities. They have provided personalized transport to more than 6000 members of the Redlands community for a healthier, independent life.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Bus System has a fixed route ridership of 550,000 and a demand response service that provides 21,000 riders with disabilities, seniors, and veterans with transportation throughout the community. Students and faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks accounts for 25% of the ridership, and tourists boost the ridership in the summer.
Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Pelivan Transit is named after the annual migration of the white pelican to this region of the state which includes the agency’s seven county service areas and tribal jurisdictions. Pelivan Transit is owned and operated by Grand Gateway EDA, a council of governments serving these same counties in northeastern Oklahoma.
Situated in an active hurricane zone, Coast Transit Authority is a non-profit provider of public transportation serving Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock counties in Mississippi. The transit agency serves a diverse community of retirees, military personnel from two military bases, Biloxi (a major casino and tourist destination), Gulfport, commuters, and university students.
Located in Robertsdale, Alabama, Baldwin Rural Area Transportation System (BRATS) is a growing demand response transportation provider delivering approximately 1,200 trips a day throughout the 1,600 square miles of Baldwin County.