A Public And Private Partnership And A Reciprocal Community Transport System Essay

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Recently the City of Wichita has begun to experience problems, providing and maintaining its transportation services. The City of Wichita has traditionally operated a standard transit system common in other cities. This transit system included large busses on fixed routes and smaller busses for specialized transportation needs. This system does not cover the entire scope of public transportation needs required by citizens. Citizens have voiced a need for change in the city’s transit system. In this memo I will propose two alternatives, a public/private partnership and a reciprocal community transport system, that aim to improve the Wichita transit system.
People see the current transit system as limited in scope. Both in terms of operating hours and bus route options. According to the Wichita Eagle, the current system “operates from 5:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday” (Wilson, 2013). This limits the passenger usage to these specific hours. People needing public transportation before and after these times require alternate methods of travel. In addition, not all bus routes run through major city destinations. Some bus routes are positioned away from major areas of traffic. For many citizens in order to utilize the public transit system, they must first seek another form of transportation in order to reach a bus stop location.
In order to determine applicable solutions for public transit issues, one first needs to
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