Geospatial and Data Science Team Pilots ‘Data Science for the Public Good’ Project in Marshalltown
More people are riding the bus in Marshalltown. In fact, ridership increased by 11% this past year, the highest percentage increase in ridership of rural transit providers in Iowa.
Region 7 of the Federal Transit Administration took notice and recognized the Marshalltown Municipal Transit team with an Award of Excellence at a recent conference. This award came after the Iowa Public Transit Association recognized Marshalltown transit administrator Kevin Pigors and Marshalltown Municipal Transit for the same achievement earlier this year.
This significant increase in ridership can be attributed to data-driven decisions made by Pigors, who joined the Marshalltown Municipal Transit team in January of this year.