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Daily Academic Transportation – A Case Study

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Today’s case study is one in a series of papers prepared by Kevin Smith Transportation Group.  This weekly series will focus on real-world issues our clients bring to us, how our Project Teams work with those same clients to understand their opportunities and how together we develop and implement a transportation solution.

Are you looking to arrange daily transportation for students?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let our Account Teams work with you to develop the perfect transportation solution.  With an FBI-screened, P and S endorsed team of chauffeurs, KSTG can handle any academic transportation need you have.

Thesis

A local charter school was looking to expand attendance and had a need for daily transportation for students living outside of their district.  In addition, the parents were also looking for a better solution than driving their children so far each day

We were handling all of the charter work for the athletic teams and the clubs so based on what they shared, we suggested they could actually bundle 6 of their routes into 3, reducing costs while still delivering a transportation solution that worked for everybody.

Key Challenge

Their biggest challenge was the student base was dispersed across a larger geography.  So trying to manage the logistics of all of the students became a top priority.  At the same time, they wanted a quality service as the parents had other options related to what schools they sent their students to.

They had spoken to other transportation companies and nobody was willing or able to be “creative” in their solutions.  However, with school starting less than 45 days from when they contacted us, time was running out to get it resolved.

Proposed Solution

We sat down with our Fleet Manager and laid out the mapping for their students.  By considering specific locations of the students as opposed to their actual districts they lived in, we recognized that if we crossed over regions, we could bundle more the students into a single vehicle.

We secured 3 new vehicles for the work and leveraged our existing screened academic chauffeurs to run the routes.  We met with the parents so they could meet our team and see the vehicles and provided them with a direct contact for whenever they had any questions.

Finally, we did all this, removing a significant amount of work from the client, so they could focus on what they did best, educating their student base.

Lessons Learned

Like any transportation solution, success was achieved by listening to the client and working together on an optimal resolution to the challenge.

Are you looking to arrange daily transportation for students?  Call Kevin Smith Transportation Group today at 610-222-6225 and let our Account Teams work with you to develop the perfect transportation solution.  With an FBI-screened, P and S endorsed team of chauffeurs, KSTG can handle any academic transportation need you have.

Thank you for reading today’s Case Study on Academic Daily Transportation.  Hopefully, you found this information insightful and you will be able to apply some of these solutions to your specific transportation challenges.  For more case studies on the ground transportation industry, visit our blog page here.