Using Geographic Information Systems for Welfare to Work Transportation Planning and Service Deliver: A Handbook

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planning - signage/information, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, technology - geographic information systems


Case studies, CD-ROM, Geographic information systems, Guidelines, Handbooks, Implementation, Job opportunities, Mobility, Public transit, Transportation planning, Welfare recipients, Welfare to work


This handbook will be of interest to transportation planners, human service agencies, transportation providers, and others concerned with using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support welfare to work transportation planning and service delivery. The handbook is intended to facilitate GIS as a tool among organizations responsible for planning or providing transportation services in response to welfare reform, including trip itinerary planning. The handbook includes guidance on how agencies can either implement GIS or enhance their current GIS applications for this purpose. Accompanying this handbook is a CD-ROM containing case study descriptions and color illustrations of GIS applications for transit planning and welfare to work purposes. The material contained on the CD-ROM also can be found on the TCRP web site as Web Document 14. The handbook, CD-ROM, and TCRP Web Document 14 are appropriate for use by those professionals with no or little GIS experience and by those who have implemented GIS for welfare to work purposes and wish to take their systems to a higher level.


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