Overcoming Employment Transportation Challenges for Youth

This article outlines policies to help improve transportation options for youth in employment training and job programs and describes a number of successful models are described. They include programs in the southeast U.S., Louisiana, Olympia, Wash., rural Maryland, and Juneau, Alaska. Some of the mechanisms involve employer-sponsored bus passes and vouchers for taxis. Others involve contracting with paratransit agencies and shuttle services. Loans for vehicle purchases, vehicle donations and emergency one-time repair reimbursements are other options. In one case, a barter system was set up between a service provider and an employer, where youth workers’ time was traded for transportation services. The following youth employment transportation programs are described: The Home Builder’s Institute; Positive Achievements for Learning Success (PALS) in Louisiana; Intercity Transit Village Vans Program in Olympia, Washington; The Living Classrooms Foundation, Workforce Development Center in Maryland; and, the Serve Alaska Youth Corps (SAGA) in Juneau, Alaska.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 16-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 2007 1:10PM