Transit Studies

Transit Development Plan (TDP)

The Transit Development Plan, or TDP, is a ten-year plan required by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to qualify for state Public Transit Block Grant Program funding, which helps to fund transit services.  The TDP describes each transit agency’s vision for public transportation over a ten-year timeframe and establishes transit goals that are integrated with other adopted plans, such as the Connect 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan and local comprehensive plans.  The TDP includes an assessment of the current transit system operating environment, an evaluation of current transit needs in the area, a Public Involvement Plan consistent with the River to Sea TPO’s Public Participation Plan, and a plan to prioritize and implement future projects and services based on available and projected funding.

Flagler County Transit Development Plan (links to the TPO’s file transfer site)

Paratransit Service Analysis

The Paratransit Service Analysis identifies changes in the industry that have had a negative or positive impact on efficiencies in service provision and on budgets.  This is accomplished by assessing the evolution of paratransit service, both statewide and locally, the current state of practices in the industry, challenges to providing services, and potential trends for the future.

Paratransit Analysis Final (09-23-21)

Annual Operating Report (AOR)

The Annual Operating Report (AOR) includes operating and financial data.  The report is prepared by Votran and reviewed by River to Sea TPO staff, TDLCB, and TDLCB Quality Assurance Committee.  The AOR provides information for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

AOR Complete Operations Report FY 2019-20

Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP)

The TDSP is is used by the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) and the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) to maintain and/or improve transportation services for the transportation disadvantaged (TD) and to serve as a framework for performance evaluation.
Votran Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) 2021 Major Update
Votran Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan  (TDSP) 2021 Annual Update

Votran Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) 

The Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) is an evaluation of Votran’s existing transit system and services that identifies opportunities to improve the delivery of quality service while minimizing new costs.  The COA provides a detailed examination of all existing Votran routes and operational practices that impact service delivery and the costs of providing service.  The most significant result of the COA is a revised transit route network that can be scaled to the budget demands of Volusia County.

Votran COA Final

Votran Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan

The Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan establishes an inventory of current Votran assets, documents the current condition of the assets, lists procedures in place to maintain the assets in a State of Good Repair (SGR) as defined by FTA, and presents best practices guidelines for continuing fleet operation while maintaining effective transit asset management.
Votran TAM Plan 2020

Votran Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)

The Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) describes the policies, procedures, and requirements to be followed by management, maintenance, and operations personnel to provide a safe environment for Votran employees, customers, and the general public.
Votran PTASP (August 2020 Update)
Votran PTASP (Adopted May 19, 2020)

Transit Development Design Guidelines (TDDG)

This document presents a comprehensive set of development design standards that will provide for the integration of transit service into developing and redeveloping areas. The design standards will be useful as a guide to the public, elected officials, planners, developers, engineers, architects and others involved in the planning, design, review and approval of land development projects.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) Action Plan

The Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) Action Plan intends to integrate a coordinated approach for identifying APS needs and potential implementation for local governments, the River to Sea TPO and FDOT. The Plan will identify key locations that would benefit from the installation of APS and opportunities and obstacles for future implementation by local jurisdictions. It aims to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians and transportation-disadvantaged transit system users, especially those with visual impairments.