Title

Transit Agency Practices in Interacting with People Who Are Homeless: A Synthesis of Transit Practice

Authors

Daniel K. Boyle

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2016

Subject Area

place - north america, literature review - literature review, planning - surveys, planning - personal safety/crime, policy - social exclusion

Keywords

public transit, homelessness, law enforcement, social service agencies

Abstract

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 121: Transit Agency Practices in Interacting with People Who Are Homeless reports on effective practices, approaches, and outcomes regarding interactions within the transit industry with people who are homeless. A literature review summarizes policies and practices used in both the transit and library communities. Because public libraries are similar to public transportation in offering services to all members of the general public and in being viewed as a safe haven for people who are homeless, the literature review includes an examination of library policies and procedures related to people who are homeless.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.

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