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Salisbury Transit nabs first place honors at state convention

David Whisenant-WBTV David Whisenant-WBTV

Salisbury Transit won first place in the 2nd Annual North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Performance Excellence Award, presented last month during the NCDOT Public Transit Division Conference in Winston-Salem, according to a news release.

The awards were presented to community transportation organizations based upon demographics/transit size (Peer Group) and category (Urban/Rural). Salisbury Transit took the top prize in the Peer Group 2, Urban Category.

“Our recent award is a direct result of our Salisbury transit team working hard to ensure that we are able to operate efficiently for the benefit of our riders,” said Salisbury Transit Director Rodney L. Harrison. “From our mechanics who keep our bus maintenance costs down, to our transit operators who employ manual data collection and maintain relationships with our riders, they all give no less than 110% on a daily basis. We are honored about what this award means for Salisbury Transit.”

Award rankings were based upon three benchmarking statistics – Operating Ratio, Cost Per Trip and Passengers Per Hour and  in two separate categories -- ADA Paratransit Compliance (Dial-A-Ride) and Fixed Route. Salisbury Transit exceeded the “Superior” benchmarks in four of the six statistics categories, edging out similarly-sized transit systems such as Concord/Kannapolis, Gastonia, Cary and Rocky Mount. Greenville Area Transit (GREAT) took second place in the Peer Group 2, Urban Category.

The NCDOT Performance Awards debuted last year and were designed to recognize the state’s transit systems while helping them measure their success.

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