2017 Summer Newsletter
FACT's 100,000th ride is approaching!!!

"The drivers are wonderful!  They're really great.  Boy, I wouldn't be alive without them, I'll tell ya.  What you all do is really important." 
- RideFACT Rider

CSUSM Senior Experience Team

FACT sponsored a California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) College of Business Administration Spring 2017 Senior Experience Team. The student team was tasked with researching several transportation programs in order to market FACT transportation service more effectively. Based on their research the team developed a business plan and marketing tool kit that addressed how to effectively communicate and market FACT's services. The team finalized their report, presented their project, and participated in a Senior Experience trade-show in early May. 
 
The Senior Experience Program matches teams of students with projects submitted by local businesses and organizations. Students gain by working as consultants on rigorous, real-world projects that require teamwork and application of classroom knowledge. Businesses gain by receiving concentrated attention from bright, energetic teams that provide a fresh, independent look at their projects. Each student team works under the supervision of a faculty member. For additional information on the Senior Experience program please visit: College of Business Administration Senior Experience


CSUSM Senior Experience Team and Budd Aderson, FACT (center).


CalACT

Arun Prem, Executive Director and Budd Anderson, Grants Management Analyst attended the 2017 CalACT Spring Conference & EXPO in Olympic Valley.  Budd
was one of the presenters in the One Stop Shop Mobility Management session  on April 26, 2017. The session covered several one-stop mobility centers and how agencies coordinate their services to provide auxiliary or enhanced transportation services. CalACT conferences provide a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and attend educational sessions on a variety of transportation topics. FACT is a longtime member of CalACT and Arun currently serves on the CalACT Board of Directors. For more information on CalACT membership or upcoming conferences, please visit www.calact.org.



New Brokerage Vendor

Golden State NEM Transportation joined FACT's Brokerage April 19, 2017. The Brokerage now has 15 vendors who provide transportation for FACT's clients. A list of all FACT services and vendors can be found  here.

If you are interested in joining the brokerage and providing transportation as a subcontractor for FACT, please contact  Meagan Schmidt  to discuss the opportunity and requirements.



VTCLI Project Update

FACT implemented RouteMatch software in April 2017.  The software has  changed the operations and processes for tr ip reservations, scheduling and disp atching, requesti ng trips with b rokerage  transportation providers as well   as reporting and invoicing.  This software was purchased utilizing a Federal Transportation  Admini stra tion grant, Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI).



FACT Staff Training

Jonathan Albarran, FACT Lead Mobility Coordinator, attended a U.S. Department of Transportation Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation training during May 8 - 12, and received a Transportation Safety Institute Certificate. The training was focused on analyzing the conditions and circumstances of a collision.  


Upcoming Meetings

FACT's Board of Directors meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. Council on Access and Mobility (CAM) meets bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. A complete list of meetings, times, and locations can be found here.