UTMB TRANSIT STUDY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH (UTMB)
UTMB is striving to become one of the top 20 healthcare providers in the nation. As such, the ability to recruit and retain top quality physicians and other medical personnel, other employees, and students is of prime concern. The provision of attractive mobility options that appeal to employees and students is one strategy being undertaken by UTMB to assist with recruiting and retention, particularly as the institution’s geographic reach expands to three major medical campuses and more than 30 regional clinics in south Texas.
UTMB engaged TGC to perform a comprehensive mobility study encompassing the intercampus and intracampus movement of personnel and materials, as well as the usage of UTMB fleet vehicles. TGC analyzed quantitative and qualitative data received from surveys distributed to the institution’s more than 10,000 personnel. TGC also conducted interviews with key staff and analyzed data related to the institution’s more than 100 fleet vehicles.
Upon determining the unique transportation needs of UTMB’s various employee categories, TGC developed tailored recommendations for personnel movement. Options considered included both traditional fixed route services,as well as more “on-demand” type alternatives, such as Transportation Network Companies (e.g. Uber/Lyft), microtransit, and car share networks (e.g. Zipcar). TGC included recommended strategies for marketing transit services to employees. TGC also developed recommendations for improved management of the UTMB vehicle fleet and provided UTMB with a customized tool for managing the fleet’s State of Good Repair (SOGR).
Oct 2017 - Sept 2018
Name: Robert Brown
Title: Program Director, Facilities Planning
Phone: (409) 771-2269