2013-14 Unit Plan
Transportation

Mission Statement

Assist students in succeeding in their educational endeavors by providing them with safe, economical access to Butte College.

Program Description

Butte College Student Transportation consists of 10 FTE bus operators and 2 FTE mechanics, and runs one of the largest student funded transportation services in California. Transportation is provided to all students who wish to use the service from most of the major cities in Butte County to the main campus. Additionally, service is provided to Glenn County students to the main campus and the Chico campus by connecting with the Glenn Ride bus service.  The group also supports travel for educational, off-site field trips.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Provide driver and mechanic training programs to promote the safety and efficiency of the fleet.

Initiatives
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Enhanced driver and mechanic training enables the Student Transportation employees to provide and maintain a safe and efficient vehicle fleet for transporting the students to and from the campuses.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 2

    Evaluate bus routing each semester to provide maximum student accessibility and to promote employee wellness.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Ridership levels and timing may vary by semester, depending on class scheduling.  The bus schedule needs to provide time to accommodate employee breaks and personal needs.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 3

    Improve preventive maintenance program to optimize vehicle and equipment longevity.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Preventive maintenance is more cost effective than corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance extends the life of vehicles and equipment.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 4

    Develop vehicle and equipment replacement plan.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Forward looking planning will enable budgeting priorities to be established in advance of the needs.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 5

    Minimize overtime costs.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Overtime is expensive for the District.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 6

    Analyze fuel usage.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Analysis may provide direction for optimization of fuel usage.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 7

    Continue to support student ridership by adding one bus to the fleet.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    In the past we relied on soon-to-be obsolete CNG buses or rental buses to support current ridership levels.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Required Resources

    Strategies #1: Funds to support training. Estimated training costs are $6,000.00.

    Strategy #2: Supervisor and administrative staff time to analyze.

    Strategy #3: Supervisor, administrative staff and student time to implement of preventive maintenance program within DirectLine.  Estimated cost for a student at 20 hours a week is $8,300.00.  Addition of one bus to allow cycling of a bus out of service for maintenance. Cost is $225K.

    Strategy #4:  Supervisor and administrative staff time to evaluate and develop a plan.

    Stategy #5:  Supervisor and administrative staff time to monitor and evaluate overtime usage.

    Strategy #6:  Collaborate with I.T. to maximize our reporting capability to be able to analyze usage.

    Strategy #7:  Cost $225K.

     

     

     

     

    Current Revenue Stream

    Strategy #1:  At current student fee level, there is funding available within the budget.

    Strategy #2:  No funding in current budget.  Federal Work Study funds will be persued.

    Strategy #6:  No funding in current budget.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Transportation Equipment Purchase of a Bus to support current level of student ridership 123042101699001 56610 $225,000.00 $0.00 In the past we relied on soon-to-be obsolete CNG buses or related buses to support current ridership levels. This will allow us to continue to support student ridership at the current level by adding one bus to the fleet.
    2 Yes Student Transportation Equipment Purchase a bus to implement preventive maintenance program 123042101699001 56610 $225,000.00 $0.00 Preventive maintenance is more cost effective than corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance extends the life of vehicles and equipment.
    3 Yes Student Transportation Personnel Student Assistant 123042101699001 52368 $8,300.00 $0.00 Preventive maintenance is more cost effective than corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance extends the life of vehicles and equipment. This will be for one student to help implement the preventive maintenance program withini DirectLine.
    Total(s) $458,300.00 $0.00