Transportation@100%: Innovation 2
Ensuring Full Support
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project 1: The “do we have enough money” project
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of how your system is doing and which areas might still need improvement. Sometimes, it may be a matter of using existing transit budgets differently. Often, however, you will discover that the funding simply isn’t there to create a user-friendly schedule or make it so people don’t have to wait five hours at the doctor’s office for the next bus. Do your evaluation, and be sure to touch on the two key types of bus service: paratransit (often called dial-a-ride) for elderly and disabled people who have a hard time getting to bus stops, and fixed routes, which feature those bus stops. Everything you need from a city or county system should be public and accessible online.