MDOT periodically conducts studies through outside consultants to give the department direction for future projects, services, etc.
The Waihee Shuttle Feasibility Study was conducted by DanTec Associates. A written survey was distributed to residents and community meetings were held to assess their needs and produce options for the Department of Transportation to expand services in the area.
2017-2022 Short Range Transit Plan
The department's second Short Range Transit Plan was conducted by SSFM International. Its development process included rider surveys, community meetings, technical analysis, and coordination with key stakeholders. The plan is presented in six chapters:
- Introduction and Plan Background,
- Current Fixed Route System,
- Rider Demand Analysis,
- Service Analysis and Recommended Improvements,
- Financial Plan, and
- Action Plan
The department's first Short Range Transit Plan was conducted by Urbitran Associates. The 2006-2010 Maui County Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) involved extensive community outreach, technical analysis, and coordination with key stakeholders. The plan contained planning, policy and financial components that provides direction for implementing a public transportation system.
Bus Stop Planning & Design
The Bus Stop Planning and Design Services report includes the assessment and inventory of bus stops within the Maui Bus fixed-route system. KFH Group was contracted to perform this service. The County wanted to continue to improve the service, but still look for areas of high needs that have not yet been met. The report also identifies recommended improvements to the system's infrastructure and future bus stop locations.