Board members practically begged for short-term solutions, citing major cuts to services earlier this year.
But it was a request with little response from a team that said their solution will take time.
"This is where we think you need to be," said Platt.
Consultants believe a revised bus contract model can be implemented in 18 months.
The state says may be able to use GPS routing software that they already have, but part of the problem, they said, is that they just didn’t have enough data on ridership and route options to even begin programming software.