Economic Analysis and Partnerships of the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program

The purpose of this research is to develop a variety of performance indicators for the Federal Transportation Administration on the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) program.

Principal Investigator(s):

Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah


Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
P.S. Sriraj
Siim Sööt




To develop cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit indicators for FTA’s Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program.


The JARC program was funded by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to support transportation services for low-income people, including those transitioning from public assistance to work. This multi-year UIC project looks at program targeting of JARC funds to states and local government and indicators for outputs such as rides provided as well as outcome measures of riders in the labor market.

Expected Results or Products:

Indicators, data, literature review and analysis on the economic benefits of funding transportation services for low-income, low-skilled workers.

Part 1 Economic Analysis & Partnerships of JARC Program Final_Report2008

Part 2 Economic Analysis & Partnerships of JARC Program Final_Report2008-2


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