Transportation plays a crucial role in linking the elements of job training, the development of job skills, the location of available childcare, and other critical services that enable the target population to enter into sustainable employment. Exploring a range of transportation alternatives to meet these needs enables a greater number of individuals to participate in work activities.
This chapter discusses transportation programs and services to address community transportation issues. These alternatives include fixed route enhancements, employer shuttle services, car loan programs and others that can be customized to meet community needs.
Included is an inventory of potential funding sources, categorized by federal, state, and local levels, and by private and non-profit sources. Web-site addresses for organizations offering information on welfare reform and access to job issues, case studies from other areas of the country, and funding guidelines and regulations are provided as well.