The study examined the entities’ services, facilities, and administrative functions, legislative requirements, governance, and financial impacts. This study undertook the research to quantify and qualify the extent to which the following goals could be accomplished:
- Elimination of inefficiencies in the provision of demand response / ADA-required complementary para-transit service delivery;
- Generate revenue for the newly renovated Galveston Maintenance Facility and decrease Connect Transit vehicle maintenance costs;
- Eliminate duplication of effort, particularly within management and administrative functions;
- Leverage existing strengths of both organizations to realize a larger, more comprehensive role in the provision of regional transportation, such as expansion of services to include BRT or commuter rail.
The result of the study included recommendations on how to proceed with the establishment of one cost effective and efficient system.