USA Transit Services
is an operating division of COACH USA and is one of the
world's largest operators of passenger transportation services.
Coach USA is focused on representing a market-driven rather
than system-driven approach that relies on information technology
to provide a responsive service and public sector cooperation,
especially through public policy to make the program work.
focus of COACH USA's proposal focuses on a very efficient
shuttle service that services residents as well as visitors.
Advanced user passes or a Smart Card system is suggested
- to eliminate cash in the system. Resident passes can be
obtained for a lower price than non-resident.
COACH USA'S plan, kiosks located throughout the area will
have interactive automated fare tellers in addition to information
about the system, routes and schedules. Alternative fuels
that earn tax credits from the state, and reduces pollution,
are suggested. Encouragement of the City of Sedona employees,
county employees and Forest Service employees, to use the
shuttle system is sought. As an incentive to use the shuttle
service, parking regulations and fees that include shuttle
fares are asked for.
Company of America is
a company that has offered managed parking and transportation
services for private and municipal agencies in California
and the Western States for more than 30 years.
Parking Company proposes a dual approach that offers a transit
system for moving visitors, workers and residents around,
while providing a parking system that includes large parking
lots that will direct visitors to facilities and decrease
the number of cars being used. Parking policies will include
removing all on-street parking and making all parking controlled
These large parking areas will be obtained through land
grants or swaps in areas surrounding Sedona. By developing
large commercial parking areas, an incentive will be provided
for visitors to park at Gateway facilities and use the shuttle
system. This will also remove parking on U.S. Forest Service
land in Oak Creek Canyon and along Hwy 89A, and fees will
be charged to all visitors parking in existing U.S. Forest
Finally, it was recommended that the shuttle system be implemented
all at once rather than gradually. This change will be accommodated
by a transition team helping citizens and business develop
a scheduling system.