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Great Falls Transit District
3905 North Star Boulevard
P.O. Box 2353
Great Falls, MT 59403-2353

406-727-0382


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Great Falls that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Great Falls. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


18
64,800


1,320,696
478,786
1,747
674
0


491,580
39,656
32
29
8




126,075
0
126,075



126,075
884,560
0
360,336
81,664
1,452,635


869,162
203,500
101,778
278,195
1,452,635

0


1,108,526
23,052
360,336
1,491,914


124,148
1,367,766
1,491,914



1998


18
64,800


816,842
461,232
1,674
693
0


476,454
39,858
32
29
8




134,921
0
134,921



134,921
793,385
0
477,387
100,750
1,506,443


939,024
160,382
112,313
294,724
1,506,443

0


1,129,311
20,800
477,387
1,627,498


214,404
1,413,094
1,627,498
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


(503,854)
(17,554)
(73)
19
0


(15,126)
202
0
0
0




8,846
0
8,846



8,846
(91,175)
0
117,051
19,086
53,808


69,862
(43,118)
10,535
16,529
53,808

0


20,785
(2,252)
117,051
135,584


90,256
45,328
135,584




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$1,394,130
1,627,498
214,404
1,413,094
784,888
444,500
36,192
447,134
1,623

.0

17
14
14
0

8.6
1.8
21%


0
0
0




3.14
38.52


1.78
3.12


1.01
12.35

$112,313
0
0
0
31,954
31,954
3,666
14,098
51

.0

15
15
0
15

.0
.0
%


0
0
0




3.51
30.64


3.51
7.97


0.44
3.85



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