This study was designed to identify third party transportation providers and evaluate the extent of third party services currently provided in the Harris County region. The 3 specific objectives for this study were to: 1) identify third party transportation service providers in Harris County and the State of Texas, 2) analyze vehicle utilization, efficiency and standardization and 3) examine opportunities for brokering various social service agencies. The methodology used to accomplish the objectives of this research included two phases. Phase one centered on the identification and selection of area social agencies that provided some form of transportation for their clients. Presently, social service agencies operate transportation services independently of each other. Thus, this survey was also designed to identify the characteristics of transportation services in an attempt to provide coordination between various agencies. The findings of this study showed that the majority of the agencies were willing to participate in a demonstration program. The results will be used to establish the goals and procedures of a future coordination project. Using the analysis of phase one, phase two resulted in the compilation of a directory of agencies providing third party transportation in Texas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported by a grant from the Office of the Governer of the State of Texas, Energy Office.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    Center for Transportation Training and Research, 3100 Cleburne Avenue
    Houston, TX  United States  77004

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, C A
    • Goodwin, R E
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 54p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC-95-60052-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1995 12:00AM