THE J & L STORY - A MANPOWER/TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT REPORT NUMBER ONE

THE CLEVELAND TRANSPORTATION ACTION PROGRAM INITIATED AND OPERATED A FIXED ROUTE, EMPLOYMENT- ORIENTED BUS SERVICE BETWEEN FOUR INNER-CITY NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE JONES & LAUGHLIN STEEL CORP. (J & L). THE J & L SERVICE WAS COMPOSED OF TWO ROUTES, EACH SERVED BY A 53-PASSENGER BUS THREE TIMES A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IN EACH DIRECTION FOR THIRTY-EIGHT WEEKS (SEPTEMBER, 1969 - JUNE, 1970). THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES WERE TO PROVIDE INNER CITY RESIDENTS WITH IMPROVED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND TO ASSIST IN MAKING THE MANPOWER PROGRAM IN CLEVELAND MORE EFFECTIVE. THE MAJOR IMPLICATIONS DRAWN FROM THIS STUDY WERE: (1) ANY INNER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROJECT THAT IS JOB-RELATED HAS A LARGE MANPOWER COMPONENT. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO INSURE THAT THE EMPLOYER AND THE MANPOWER AGENCY PARTICIPATING ARE WORKING TOGETHER, ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO THE PROJECT, AND HAVE THE PROPER TOOLS WITH WHICH TO WORK. (2) IF THE TRANSIT OPERATION DOES NOT HAVE ANY SUBSIDY AND MUST OPERATE FROM THE FAREBOX, THE INDUSTRIES DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE SERVICE ARE THE ONLY LOGICAL HANDOFF AGENCIES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. (3) ROUTES SERVICING SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO BE USABLE BY ALL EMPLOYEES--NOT JUST THOSE IN INNER CITY POVERTY AREAS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO OHIO-MTD-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    City of Cleveland, Mayors Office

    /Cleveland Transp Action Prog
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM