So, funding is limited and seems to be a major issue for all. Right? There are so many ways to get creative with how we spend our budgets and each method looks to increase access to serve the most people while maintaining costs. One opportunity is to identify multiple funding sources, link those funding sources to your users (through either a central database, etc) then look for opportunities for those funding streams to work together to help share the cost of the transportation but essentially increase the available transportation opportunities for all. Far too often programs compartmentalize their funding or fleet. Those funds can be used to share transportation costs with other programs and often times excess capacities can be used within our fleets. In my organization we've really looked at how our resources are being used and how we can do more with less.
Idea No. 37