Strategies to Increase Coordination of Transportation Services for the Transportation Disadvantaged

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operations - coordination, planning - history, planning - marketing/promotion, land use - planning, ridership - disadvantage


Budgeting, Case studies, Coordination, Financing, History, Low income groups, Physically handicapped persons, Planning, Promotion, Public transit, Strategic planning, Technology, Transportation disadvantaged persons, Trend (Statistics)


This report will be of interest to practitioners and policymakers in agencies and organizations that plan, provide, administer, and fund transportation services for persons with disabilities, clients of human services agencies, and others who can be described as transportation disadvantaged. The report is presented in seven chapters that contain (1) an introduction that includes a "road map" to the final report; (2) a history of transportation coordination in the United States; (3) a discussion of current coordination trends and challenges; (4) a review of transportation services and options; (5) the processes used to plan, budget, and promote coordinated transportation services; (6) a review of funding sources; and (7) information on technology and its application to transportation coordination. Most chapters are supported by case studies. The report includes six appendixes on an accompanying CD-ROM, CRP-CD-51. Complete case studies can be found in Appendix A. Appendix B consists of a questionnaire that can be used to inventory providers of transportation services for the transportation disadvantaged. Information about state funding sources is provided in Appendix C. Appendixes D and E contain information about private foundations and foundation grant resources. An index of previously published coordination case studies and guidebooks, organized by topic, is presented in Appendix F.


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