Highlights for FY14

 

Highlights from FY14

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

• ON-GOING TRANSIT TRAINING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN COMPLIANCE WITH UPDATED POLICIES WITH STATE, FEDERAL, AND IN-HOUSE.

• IN-HOUSE EMPLOYEE WORKSHOP FOR PLANNING

• SHARED EMPLOYEE CALENDAR

• MONDAY MORNING STAFF MEETINGS AND FTA FRIDAY STAFF MEETINGS

• MONTHLY EMPLOYEE REPORTS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION

• ON-GOING NETWORKING IN ALL AREAS OF GOVERNMENT, BUSNESSES, EDUCATION ETC. IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

• RECEIVED $75,000 FROM STATE FOR PLANNING

• FTA 5307 GRANT APPROVED IN MAY FOR FY15

• ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND CHARRETTE

• SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• SETTING UP A TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN

• *NEW* CONTRACT FOR MACY’S FOR THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

• EXTENDED CONTRACT FOR SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY

• EXTENDED CONTRACT FOR HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

• EXTENDED CONTRACT FOR MARC TRAIN

FINANCE

• RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE EPTA FINANCE DEPARTMENT

• UPDATING EPTA CHART OF ACCOUNTS

• SOUND AUDIT

• SOUND BUDGET

• ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS ON OUR WEBSITE

 

OPERATIONS

• RE-ORGANIZATION FOR OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

• INCREASED RIDERSHIP

• ON-SITE GAS TANKS FOR BETTER SAVINGS ON GAS

• NEW BUS ON RED ROUTE

• SECOND DEMAND RESPONSE BUS

• NEW BIKE RACKS ON BUSES

• COMPUTERS SECURED WITH UPDATES AND NEW PROGRAMS

• NEW INVENTORY SYSTEM

• STORING FOUR BUSES IN CHARLES TOWN TO SAVE GAS AND EXPENSES

• RECEIVING 4 REPLACEMENT BUSES AND ONE EXTENSION FROM THE STATE

• NEW CAMERAS INSTALLED FOR SECURITY IN ALL BUSES AND FACILITY,

BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.

• REGULAR SAFETY MEETINGS

 

MARKETING

• CONTINUE TO CREATE MURALS ON THE BUSES

• ADVERTISING FUNDING HAS REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH

• PUBLIC OUTREACH TO TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT OUR TRANSIT AUTHORITY

• NEW POCKET SIZE BROCHURE

• ACTIVE FACEBOOK PAGE AND TWITTER

• WHOLE NEW WEBSITE

• NEW LOGO

• AGREEMENT FOR NEW LOGOS ON ALL BUSES

• FOUR NEW BUS PROGRAMS

• NATIONAL NEWS RECOGNITION IN “USA TODAY”

• REACHING OUT TO THE SENIOR POPULATION WITH DISPATCH TO RECRUIT SENIOR RIDERSHIP

 

HR

 • NEW HR DEPARTMENT

• NEW TIME CARD SYSTEM IS IN PLACE

• ORGANIZING ALL EMPLOYEE FILES TO BE IN COMPLIANCE

• UPDATED DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND EMPLOYEE MANUAL

• NEW DRUG SCREENING PROCESS WITH NEW COMPANY

• NEW OFFICIAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK WITH NEW COMPANY