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Review of the Transportation Disadvantaged Program, Report No. 96-43, January 1997
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  • Under the Transportation Disadvantaged Program, local coordinated systems have been established throughout Florida to serve the transportation disadvantaged. However, the Program's cost-effectiveness cannot be readily determined as costs of service vary widely throughout the state.
  • Using mass transit systems to serve the transportation disadvantaged appears to save costs, but some social service agencies are reluctant to use mass transit for their clients.
  • Program monitoring and reporting activities are fragmented resulting in increased costs and reduced accountability.
  • To address Transportation Disadvantaged Program issues, we recommend the Legislature consider the following actions: develop stringent eligibility criteria; reduce or eliminate the Commission; streamline reporting and monitoring; eliminate conflicting policies; and modify the fund distribution formula.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-14 Progress Report: Transportation Disadvantaged Commission, published in November 1999.

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