Back-to-Work Tools for Transportation and Mobility Professionals
This page is designed for transportation professionals who would like to explore how to expand employment transportation services for job seekers, workers, and students.
With employment-related transportation a significant portion of daily travel across your region, your success in providing responsive transportation options rests on your dedication, creativity, and ability to sustain effective services and implement new strategies.
- Use this assessment tool to explore how well knowledge of employment transportation needs and other alternative transportation modes are integrated into your services. The Connect-Ability self-assessment survey and Summary Sheet will help you explore the degree to which the business community, workers, and others understand all the transportation options available to them. (Combine the results of your assessment with those of other transportation professionals to get a broader indication of where transportation services can be strengthened.)
- After you complete the assessment, use the links below to explore ideas for transportation solutions that respond to the needs of businesses, job seekers, and employees in your region.
- Watch this video presentation on tools that can help you gather data on employment transportation needs to use as you plan new or expanded transportation services and view the slides from the presentation.
- Read how a transit system and a community college co-funded three public transportation routes that have improved mobility for the college’s students, faculty, and staff.
- Hear from the business development manager of a large transit agency on how her transit agency took steps to become more effective in connecting the workforce and employers throughout their service area.
- To add your voice to those of others committed to improving employment transportation options, consider
- Sharing information about your agency’s transportation services, as well as other transportation options in the region, with the employer, economic development, and the employee community
- Learning whether there is a local group already tackling job access transportation issues, and join in the discussion
- Spearheading a work group dedicated to resolving job access mobility challenges, if there isn’t one already in existence
Others—such as workforce development and economic development agencies, businesses, and job seekers themselves—may already be working on solutions. Learn more from their perspective on at the Back-to-Work Toolkit home page.
- It’s exciting and rewarding to be able to design new or expanded transportation services. We’ll help you through this process with our Guide to Design Thinking.