"There's a lot of moving pieces," Connor said. "A lot of things are changing."
The planners will also provide suggestions for how KRT can increase use, not just from an operations standpoint but from a community viewpoint as well.
"We think that for public transportation to be successful, it has to be better received in the community," McLaughlin said.
The plan will be released early next year, in time for KRT to decide which recommendations, if any, to incorporate in its budget for the following year.
In other business, the board received the results of its annual audit from the Gibbons & Kawash accounting firm, which contained no negative findings.
"There's nothing in here that's bad news," said Rob Adams, a representative of the firm.
The audit also reported that the KRT pension plan is 86 percent funded. Adams said that is high compared to other government agencies.
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