Workforce boards, job development centers, and community colleges across the country are recognizing affordable, reliable and accessible transportation as being vital to their individual and business customers' success -- and they're taking steps to make transportation happen!
Visit the links below for a sampling of the strategies these workforce development professionals are putting into action.
- Texas WIB Invests Time, Energy & Expertise in Job Shuttle Project (PDF)(195 KB)
In Brief: With local business support, a Texas workforce board took the lead in establishing a new transit route to serve rural workers and businesses.
- Transit and Community College Transportation Partnership (PDF)(183 KB)
In Brief: An Arkansas community college co-funds three transit routes for the college's students, faculty and staff.
- Rhode Island Way to Work Program Offers Late Night Service, Affordable Car Ownership, and Greater Linkages to Jobs (PDF)(188 KB)
In Brief: In Rhode Island, a local employment and training agency collaborated to bring a late-night shuttle, bicycle options, a car-based partnership, and transportation awareness to low-wage job seekers and employees.
- Rural Rides: Providing Rideshare Matching, Volunteer Drivers (PDF)(193 KB)
In Brief: A Minnesota workforce center connects long-distance, rural commuters with rides and provides individualized transportation planning services.
- The Women's Employment Project, Inc. and Door-Tran, Inc. (PDF)(190 KB)
In Brief: The Women's Employment Project, Inc. provides a menu of services to rural low-wage job seekers and workers: loans for car repair and purchase, gas and transit vouchers, and carpool/vanpool matching.
- Workforce Development, Business, and Transportation Three Partners, One Goal: Connecting People to Jobs (PDF)(2.60 MB)
In Brief: Summarizes in one document many promising transportation strategies WIBs and One-Stop Career Centers can implement to ensure transportation to good jobs is available in your community.
These Joblinks resources are made possible through a grant from the Employment and Training Administration. For more information and resources related to workforce and transportation, visit: www.ctaa.org/Joblinks.