Arthur N. Gaudet & Associates, at Runcutter.com, specializes in Scheduling, Service Planning, and Operations Planning for the transit industry.
We are experienced transit professionals. Arthur N. Gaudet FCILT, President, has over 48 years of transit experience. He started as a Cleaner/Fueler, and came up through the ranks as Driver, Instructor, Supervisor, and Dispatcher, ultimately becoming General Manager of public transit systems.
This creates a philosophy of ensuring that solutions, whether service planning, scheduling, or runcutting, will work on the street. Ultimately, the work is not purely a mathematical or academic study of specific elements (including cost elements). Instead, Mr. Gaudet takes a holistic view of the system, balancing costs at the macro level - based on his experience administering total system costs as a General Manager. One example is his view of Scheduled Overtime, in which he balances the fringe benefit costs of additional drivers with the half-time penalty pay, allowing transit systems to make a better informed choice.