Federal Transit Administration: Progress and Challenges in Implementing and Evaluating the Job Access and Reverse Commute Program

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 57 pages
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The Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (JARC) -- admin. by the Fed. Transit Admin. (FTA) -- awards grants to states and localities to provide transport. to help low-income individuals access jobs. In 2005, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act -- A Legacy for Users reauthorized the program and made changes, such as allocating funds by formula to large and small urban and rural areas through designated recipients, usually transit agencies and states. This report examines: (1) the extent to which FTA has awarded JARC funds for FY 2006 through 2008, and how recipients are using the funds; (2) challenges faced by recipients in implementing the program; and (3) FTA's plans to evaluate the program. Illus.

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