There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Showing up for work at Sacramento Regional Transit

This is a page from Mike Wiley's Key Performance Report PowerPoint presentation from Monday's meeting. A goal of 209 days for bus and light rail operators is surely too low if The Bee is correct and YoloBus manages to have drivers available 239 days a year.

When Paratransit-qualified riders are looking at a loss of their free rides and all riders are looking at a possible increase in fares, then RT bus drivers and light rail operators need to do their job -- or RT management needs to do its job.

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Mike Wiley's complete Key Performance Report PowerPoint from the Aug. 25, 2008, board meeting is available here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One big difference between Yolobus and RT is that Yolobus contracts out their services.

I'm not necessarily a fan of contracting out services (I lived in Denver when there was a big hoopla over RTD contracting, and I've seen Los Angeles County MTA suffer through contracting out issues as well), but sometimes the spotlight of the spectre, or threat, of contracting out needs to be raised.