|

El Dorado Transit ridership up

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit recently released its Six-Month Administrative Operations Report highlighting a significant increase in ridership between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.  According to the report delivered to the agency’s Board of Directors in May, an additional 15,777 boardings were recorded in the last half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

“We are pleased to report that more members of our communities are riding the buses and Dial-A-Ride mini-vans. This increase of 8 percent in ridership indicates that the current bus routes are meaningful to those who ride the bus,” said Mindy Jackson, executive director.

El Dorado Transit is the public transportation provider for the western slope of El Dorado County, formed in 1994 as a joint powers authority between El Dorado County and the City of Placerville. El Dorado Transit provides local, community shuttles in Placerville, Pollock Pines/Camino, Diamond Springs/El Dorado and Cameron Park.  Other services include weekday, commuter service to Downtown Sacramento and the light rail in Folsom, non-emergency medical trips to the greater Sacramento area and Dial-A-Ride which provides curb-to-curb service within the county, seven days a week, by reservation.

Also reported in May, Jackson was awarded the 2012 Transportation Manager of the Year by the California Association for Coordinated Transportation.

According to its website, CalACT is the largest state transit association in the United States with nearly 300 members dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas and advocating for effective community transportation.

In response to the award announcement Jackson commented, “It is truly an honor for El Dorado Transit to be recognized by the public transit community. Credit should go to everyone in the agency; the management team, office staff, dispatchers, supervisors, maintenance personnel and the transit drivers.”

Jackson also noted that in a recent passenger survey, those who responded rated courtesy and competency of drivers at an average of 4.1 out of scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being excellent). Several noted that the drivers were extremely knowledgeable regarding the routes, where to expect passengers, what special needs their passengers might have, and complimented the general courtesy and concern the drivers exhibited.  Other survey comments included the need for additional service.

For route, schedule and fare information call El Dorado Transit at (530) 642-5383 or visit eldoradotransit.com.

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=21724

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on May 30 2012.
Last Login:
Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • John: OMG! Just read the documents in the link. This guy sounds like an arrogant, con artist. Slick politician is...
  • Sierra: You really think Howard Penn is qualified to serve on our Board of Supervisors and manage our $500 million...
  • Sierra: Not so slick and quick M.D. You really think that this guy is qualified to serve on our Board of Supervisors...
  • Sierra: You really think that this guy is qualified to serve on our Board of Supervisors and managed our $500 million...
  • M.D.: Vote yes on M and O and on Ranalli vote no! Keep the county rural and zoning in place and tell the developers...