Keep in mind that the realm of possible applications of this new 5310 program is very wide (as are possible performance measures) and [data collection methodologies]. These include mobility management (Rides Created) [surveys], vehicle acquisition (rides maintained)[ridership counts], routing/scheduling/dispatching/vehicle tracking software and hardware (increased systemwide ridership)[ridership counts], and accessible pathways to and including the bus stop (increased boardings/alightings at affected stops)[automated passenger counters or point checks]. The organizations best equipped to measure performance often would not be the grantees. Performance measurement for a project should be a separate section of the application, jointly developed by the applicant and staff of the agency reviewing the application.
Idea No. 26