Improving Access to Opportunities in the Delaware Valley Region: Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

Improving Access to Opportunities in the Delaware Valley Region: Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

Product No.: 07008
Date Published: 01/2007

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Enacted in August 2005, SAFETEA-LU - the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act -authorized $45.3 billion in transportation funding over a 4-year period (2005-2009). Under the new SAFETEA-LU regulations, the previous JARC program has now been made a component of a new Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The new Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan includes a brief history of the FTA's programs; a description of welfare-to-work legislation and trends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Delaware Valley Region; pertinent demographic and travel information based on the 2000 Census and related estimates and forecasts; an explanation of the new Coordinated Human Services Transportation Planning requirements; including the new federal grant programs; an assessment of strategies and goals for the regional plan; and a gap analysis of existing services and where needs must still be met.

Geographic Area Covered: Nine-county Delaware Valley Region, including the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

Key Words: Job access, reverse commute, transportation planning, employment centers, shuttle services, transportation management associations (TMAs), transit, employment forecasts, low-income persons, major employers, job access initiatives, affordability, environmental justice, barriers, welfare, TANF, New Freedoms Initiative, JARC program, Section 5310, human services, paratransit, elderly

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