Guidebook for Developing Welfare-to-work Transportation Services

Guidebook for Developing Welfare-to-work Transportation Services

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This report provides information about the role of transportation in supporting welfare-to-work initiatives and identifies practical strategies to improve access to job opportunities for former welfare recipients making the transition to work. The Guidebook describes service approaches that include modifications to existing mass transit services, coordination between transportation services, ridesharing programs, automobile ownership programs, and collaborations between faith-based and community-based groups.Unfortunately, most transit systems focus on urban transportation needs, placing many of these jobs out of reach for ... work shifts - trips tend to be long, they may require transfers, and the walk from transit to the job site may not be pedestrian friendly. ... In the Atlanta metropolitan area, researchers determined that only 43 percent of entry-level jobs in Cobb County were accessible by transit, and most of anbsp;...

Title:Guidebook for Developing Welfare-to-work Transportation Services
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2000


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