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Table 12: Operating Statistics for Huron County Transit Operating Expenses* Operating Funds Performance Measures Total operating costs $122,314 Federal assistance 0 Operating Recovery Ratio 49% Total administration $76,828 State assistance $101,712 Operating Expense/Vehicle costs Mile Total system costs $199,142 State E&D 0 $0.99 assistance Local assistance $37,468 Operating Expense/Trip $13.49 Passenger fares $12,954 Passenger Trips/Vehicle Mile Contract fares $47,010 $0.08 Other revenues 0 Total revenues $199,144 * 2001 estimate Figure 1: Huron County Transit Funding Sources Passenger Contract Contract Fares Fares Fares Local State Assistance 7% 24% Assistance 19% Local Assistance Passenger Fares State Assistance 50% Transportation is coordinated among 15 agencies in Huron County and 3 agencies in Erie County. Huron County Transit and Sandusky Transit have coordinated a scheduled transfer between the two systems through service in the U.S. 250 corridor. Scheduling and dispatching is done by Huron County Transit. The primary coordination takes place between the counties. They are looking into establishing a call system and implementing a computer software program to do scheduling. Huron County Transit has contracts for service with 10 agencies, including county Departments of Job and Family Services, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD), and Health, as well as the Erie County Senior Center and Sandusky Transit. All vehicles are shared and covered under county insurance. Contracts and memoranda of understanding have been executed with another 19 agencies to provide transportation. Purchase orders for transportation service are accepted from those who do not have contracts. Through this coordination of service, clients from different agencies, supported by various funding sources, are transported on the same vehicle. The Huron County Transit Board participates with neighboring counties to offer "World Link" service. Passengers transfer to Lorain County transportation service for $3 and are able to travel to Cleveland Hopkins Airport and thus "link to the world." Chapter 8 Successful, Insightful, Coordinated Transportation Services in Rural Communities 237