Research Project

Coordination and Partnerships in Employment and Human Services Transportation

 The objective was to synthesize best practices on planning, financial and operating partnerships and models of coordination among stakeholders in employment and human services transportation.

Principal Investigator
Thakuriah, Piyushimita (Vonu)
Research Area(s)
Paratransit
Policy Analysis
Co-Investigators
Sriraj, P.S.; Soot, Siim
Funding Source
Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Community Transportation Association of America

Abstract

This research incorporated focus group results and other research to be used in sharing information, education, online resources and other resources to be used in the development and operation of partnerships between employers and human services transportation. Using methods such as focus groups, surveys and site visits, develop:

  1. Profiles of successful planning partnerships
  2. Inventory what works and what does not work in planning, financial and operating partnerships
  3. Indicators for monitoring the performance of partnerships
  4. Provide material to non-transportation organizations who would like to participate in partnerships and avail of the benefits of coordination
  5. Web-based tools and technologies such as mapping techniques and Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) to better inform non-transportation stakeholders of the opportunities for riders in their areas
  6. Online course on employment and human services transportation partnerships and coordination.  Download the "Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Community Transportation Association of America" report.