MCA was retained to evaluate the potential to incorporate the concepts of integrated and shared mobility programs into the AVTA system to provide alternatives for long distance fixed route service to areas with lower density as well as review the existing demand response operations services in the area, the AVTA Dial‐a–Ride and the ADA paratransit service from Access Services.
AVTA has a large service area which includes several historical routes that extend a number of miles east of the main activity centers of Lancaster and Palmdale. The recent service review recommended several fixed route modifications to improve efficiencies, but it appeared that looking at organizational and operational modifications including improved communication and technology applications and integrated and shared use mobility techniques had potential to improve mobility options for the community and move the system forward.
Next steps will include drawiing a plan to pursue FTA Mobility on demand funding and working with Transdev, which operates both the fixed route and Dial‐a‐Ride services for AVTA to explore some recent additions they have incorporated into their technology and planning resources.
Integrated Mobility , Grant preparation, public transportation planning
Len Engel, Executive Director
42210 6th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534