REALITY OF COORDINATING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: MAJOR ISSUES

The experiences of several communities in coordinating transportation services at the local level are analyzed, and a realistic assessment of both the potentials that can be realized through coordination and the barriers that participating agencies might face is urged. Key implementation variables--accurate data collection both before and during coordination efforts, resource assessment and coordination problems, organizational and institutional issues, and statutory and regulatory factors--are discussed. It is concluded that it is unwarranted to believe that simply coordinating social-service-agency and other providers' transportation services will solve the problems of resource utilization and cost. Policymakers must clearly identify three factors before beginning coordination attempts: realistic start-up costs, a realistic time frame, and realistic operational costs for coordinated systems. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 52-55
  • Monograph Title: PARATRANSIT: 1979. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM