TRB- Research Pays Off: Can Travel Training Services Save Public Transportation Agencies Money?

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A cost-benefit model was tested to measure the value that travel training services can provide to transportation agencies. The data indicate that for every $1.00 used to purhcase travel training services, the three agencies participating in the study saved or diverted from $1.45 to $3.98: net benefits of $200,000 to $440,000 annually.

Written by:

  • Karen Wolf-Branigin, director of training and technical assistance, Easter Seals Project Action
  • Michael Wolf-Branigin, associate professor of Social Work, George Mason University
  • J.D. Culver, director of Mobility Options
  • Kevin Welch, assistant to the director of Mobility Options, Paratransit Inc.

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