“That would be a huge opportunity for growth right at the start of our transition,” Allison said.
10-15 is also working on getting more well-known in the 11 counties they cover, so they can promote their services and increase ridership. Currently they provide service to Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties.
In order to boost the recognition of 10-15, Allison said they have some promotional ideas that they could look at starting soon to try and make people in the 11 counties more aware. Now that the transitional phase is starting to become easier and things are taking shape, they can look to the future and what is the next step for the company.
“We’re very excited. It’s a new chapter in our book that we are beginning,” Allison said.
He also gave great thanks to Ottumwa Transit Director Dave Silverio, who has helped make the transition a little easier on Allison and all of the employees at 10-15 Transit.
“I would like to thank Dave Silverio for all of his help with the transition. I like to give credit where credit is due, and we wouldn’t be here without his help,” Allison said.
More information about 10-15 and how to contact for transportation can be found at their newly created website: www.1015transit.com.
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