Many of the YAT interns independently use the Brookings Area Transit Authority (BATA) daily. So, to get a better glimpse of what happens "behind the scenes," the interns toured BATA today (6/18). Brenda and Mike discussed what qualities they look for in their dispatchers and drivers, types of training and responsibilities they require of their employees, and how many vehicles are in their fleet. Mike also provided examples of how the dispatchers schedule rides and how the drivers are assigned pick-ups and drop-offs. The interns even had the opportunity to see the special machine that they use to clean the outside of the buses in action!

By: Ramona Kauk