UTILIZING THE CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FEDERAL MANPOWER PROGRAMS

URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS HAVE USUALLY BEEN DESIGNED TO COLLECT PEOPLE FROM SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND TO DELIVER THEM TO WORK LOCATIONS IN THE CENTRAL CITY. A "REVERSE COMMUTE" PROBLEM IS CREATED WHEREBY THE CENTRAL CITY RESIDENT NOT ONLY FINDS THE PICKUP POINTS INCONVENIENTLY PLACED, BUT ONCE HE GETS TO THE SUBURBS FINDS THAT HE IS STILL A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE FROM HIS SUBURBAN JOB LOCATION. SOME OF THE DIFFICULTY ARISES FROM THE LACK OF ADEQUATE INFORMATION ON TRANSIT SERVICE. FIXED-SCHEDULE, FIXED-ROUTE TRANSIT SYSTEMS DO NOT APPEAR CAPABLE OF EFFECTIVELY SERVING MANPOWER PROGRAMS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED. A DEMAND- ACTIVATED TRANSIT SYSTEM EMPLOYING VEHICLES VARYING IN CAPACITY AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS APPERARS CAPABLE OF MEETING SUCH TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS. DUE TO THE COMPLEX PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVER-CHANGING ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS OF SUCH A SYSTEM AND THE PRESENCE OF A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PERSONNEL AND VEHICLES AVAILABLE TO SATISFY THESE TRAVEL DEMANDS, THE USE OF SOPHISTICATED CONTROL, MONITORING, AND FARE COLLECTION EQUIPMENT MAY ULTIMATELY BE REQUIRED. TO COMPLEMENT SUCH TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, THE APPLICATION OF "SOFT-WARE" ACTIVITIES MUST ALSO TAKE PLACE. THE ANALYSES WILL SEEK TO DETERMINE: (1) THE APPLICABILITY OF MASS TRANSPORTATION TO THE FURTHERANCE OF THE FEDERAL MANPOWER PROGRAM OBJECTIVES; (2) THE ABILITY OF EXISTING MANPOWER PROGRAM DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO ACCEPT MASS TRANSPORTATION INPUTS; (3) THE WAYS THE CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (CCTP) MIGHT SUPPLY SUCH INPUTS; AND (4) HOW MANPOWER PROGRAMS CAN ASSIST THE CCTP. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-51
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Urban Coalition

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  • Authors:
    • HUGHES, P
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM