TABLE 5–1 General Managers’ Rating of Reasons To Contract for Fixed-Route Bus and Demand-Responsive Services

Reason

“Primary Reason”

Percentage of Responding General Managers

“Important Reason”

Percentage of Responding General Managers

“Minor Reason”

Percentage of Responding General Managers

“Not a Reason”

Percentage of Responding General Managers

FIXED-ROUTE BUS SERVICES (75 Responding)

Start new services

33

44.0

14

18.7

5

6.7

23

30.7

Reduce costs

30

40.0

20

26.7

7

9.3

18

24.0

Improve cost-efficiency

26

34.7

21

28.0

8

10.7

20

26.7

Create competitive environment

13

17.3

16

21.3

10

13.3

36

48.0

Expand services

12

16.0

19

25.3

5

6.7

39

52.0

Allow more flexibility

10

13.3

16

21.3

14

18.7

35

46.7

Board direction

11

14.7

16

21.3

7

9.3

41

54.7

Provide higher-quality service

10

13.3

10

13.3

15

20.0

40

53.3

State mandate or law

3

4.0

5

6.7

4

5.3

63

84.0

Federal emphasis

2

2.7

3

4.0

13

17.3

57

76.0



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