‘United We Work’ program hopes to remove transportation barriers for Cape Girardeau (Missouri) employees
- Date: 12/05/2023
There’s a new program in Cape Girardeau aiming to steer people around those barriers. “Employers as well as job seekers…
Service: Taxi-Based Employment Program
Provider Organization: Franklin Regional Transit Authority
Funders: Department of Labor grant, Franklin County Workforce Investment Board
Other partners: Franklin County Workforce Investment Board
Description: In April 2021, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA), which provides transportation in 41 communities in rural Western Massachusetts and fixed-route services in the small city of Greenfield, added a new pilot to expand mobility for workers needing to commute to late night and early morning shifts. In partnership with the local Workforce Board, FRTA received a grant to fund taxi rides for workers needing to get to second and third shift jobs during hours when public transit was not operating. In addition to getting a ride to work, participants could also stop at a childcare facility if they needed to drop off or pick up their children on the way.
FRTA’s Advisory Board met in May 2022 to discuss the future of the program. FRTA is exploring options for funding and looking at different options for operating the program.
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