Paratransit | ADA Compliance | Fixed Route | Rail | Shuttle | Operational Analysis

McCloud Transportation's clients include both public and private sector transportation entities.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), Tampa, FL
Conducted an assessment of HART's bus and rail system utilizing mystery riders. Observed a random sample of trips throughout HART's service area, and evaluated each trip for safety, compliance with the ADA, driver courtesy, revenue collection, on-time performance and other key performance indicators.
"These guys have their act together." – Joe Escobedo, Chief of Operations

Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Orlando, FL
Utilizing mystery riders, assessed the overall quality of service on LYNX's bus routes serving Osceola County, Florida.

Collier Area Transit (CAT), Naples, FL
Generated a comprehensive data collection effort on 100% of CAT's routes that included total boardings, and alightings at each stop. A time of day analysis and transfer analysis were conducted to determine whether interlining would increase ridership on some routes. Cunducted an On-Board Survey on CAT buses and at key activity centers. Bilingual surveyors conducted the survey in English, Spanish and Creole. Produced a summary, analysis and complete data reports to enable CAT to measure customer satisfaction and other key performance indicators.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Dayton, OH
Evaluated Bus Operator Training Programs, trainer knowledge and effectiveness, interviewed user groups and instructors, and evaluated the over-the-road training process, accident rates, classroom training materials for relevant content, and provided benchmarking of safety performance data of peer transit agencies.
"You have provided a great road map on where we need to go." – Jim Napier, Director Safety & Security Solutions

North County Transit District, Oceanside, CA
Conducted a paratransit Certification Audit. Sampled each category of certifications by eligibility type to determine if any discrepancies in eligibility were made, performed a breakdown analysis by each audited certification file and provided a summary of certifications believed to be correct and incorrect. Also conducted an audit of NCTD's paratransit service to determine the quality of service delivery and compliance with the ADA law, and developed an ADA Policy and Standard Operating Procedures Manual, which provided written guidance for compliance with the ADA law relevant to the operation of NCTD's bus, rail, and LIFT paratransit service.
"The SOP Manual is a well thought out and comprehensive document." – Johnny Dunning, Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Conducted an Agency Management/Organization Assessment of JTA's Paratransit, Marketing, Business Development/Corporate Sales, Finance and Vehicle Maintenance departments. Examined organizational structure, staffing levels, functionality, management processes, productivity and efficiency of the agency.

Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Naples, FL
Conducted a 100% ridecheck and data collection and analysis of Collier Area Transit's (CAT) bus routes. The data provided key input for restructuring existing routes and identified route segments that are heavily utilized and under-utilized.
"Data collection for the ridecheck and on-board survey was thorough and comprehensive." – Michelle Arnold, Director Alternative Transportation Modes Department

Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL
Conducted ADA sensitivity training for the airport's Public Information Officers and Assistant Directors of Operation on the proper techniques for communicating with persons with disabilities.

Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, Phoenix, AZ
Awarded contract to provide Public Involvement and Public Outreach.

Keolis America, Los Angeles, CA
Developed an ADA Policy and Procedures Manual, and Sensitivity and ADA Compliance Training Program.
"I think it [Policy and Procedures Manual] is excellent. One of the better ones I have seen. It is comprehensive and accurate." –Valerie Flores, Senior Vice President – Western Region Operations