The general relationships between and among 1) mobility, 2) personal income, 3) work activity in rural areas were examined, and the manner in which locations and time intervals impeded access to work and determined personal revenues and expenses was considered. Case studies were made of some counties in rural Georgia and of persons who are economically disadvantaged because their personal mobility limits and excludes locations and time intervals in which work is accessible to them. A series of policy proposals to solve the problems are proposed. The study demonstrated that personal mobility was a limiting factor on personal income and work activity particularly in rural areas and small places. Among the actions that were recommended are the following: an advocacy role should be assumed by economic development administrator and planners to enhance work mobility; the spatial dispersion relating non-worker and other potential employee residences to a proposed industrial or commercial activity should be determined; limitations to 1973 Federal-Aid Highway Act should be recognized; limits of demand-responsive and paratransit should be reviewed prior to implementation; and a personalized automobile grant program is technically possible for a spatially dispersed population.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  United States  30602
  • Authors:
    • Maggied, H S
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-I-79-17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM