Public transportation is a shared passenger transportation service which is available for use by the general public, often in distinction from modes such as taxicab, car and/or vanpooling, or for hire bus companies which are not traditionally shared services.
Public transportation modes can include buses, trolleys, trains, rapid transit and ferries. Most public transportation runs on scheduled stops (fixed route service) and offers on-demand and/or paratransit services where fixed stops aren't feasible. Paratransit is a subscription service available where applicable for individuals who need a door-to-door service.
Public transportation services are usually funded by government subsidies and with a fare charged to each passenger. Services are normally regulated and possibly subsidized from local tax revenue as well.
For economic reasons, there is a movement in the country to coordinated services with other agencies having mobility needs. This common mission poses opportunity for collaboration that can lead to more efficient and effective services and better use of resources.
We at Shuttlebus-ZOOM hope you will give our services a try and join the mission of greener communities and more prudent use of tax dollars.
Al Schutz, Transit Director