IV. Outcomes

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All case studies are aimed at helping people obtain transportation to jobs. However, additional objectives include increasing awareness of available transit resources and cooperation among stakeholders. A key objective common to all case studies was to "mainstream" job access planning in order to become a permanent feature of planning processes.

Across the board case studies, show three concepts of effective planning for job access were apparent:

  1. A collaborative setting for transportation providers, human service agencies, and employers;
  2. A planning process that was able to assume an operational-level perspective in designing services in response to user's needs;
  3. Strong technical capabilities and information resources for use in analyzing the locations of target populations relative to employment, childcare, and transportation service attributes for job access planning.
The case studies demonstrated that there was no single solution to solving the job access transportation problem. Conventional fixed route and demand responsive services have been documented as viable options in most areas. Innovative strategies, such as training employers on local transportation services and the development of One-Stop Centers, were cited as additional approaches to job access transportation planning. These not only facilitated recipients from leaving welfare, but the region overall by improving transit networks and developing innovative transit solutions for a changing work world.

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