ERIC Number: ED394748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Autocheck: Addressing the Problem of Rural Transportation.
Payne, Guy A.
This paper describes a project implemented by a social worker from the Glynn County School District in rural Georgia to address transportation problems experienced by students and their families. The project aims to assist families who are unable to keep appointments or attend other important events due to unreliable transportation. A county needs assessment indicated that county residents ranked lack of public transportation third as a problem area, behind access to education and health facilities. The project involves a coalition between the school system, local autoparts suppliers, and housing authority personnel to help parents maintain older automobiles and access auto mechanics who provide reliable, low-cost services. In addition, an annual cookout and social allows families to have their car maintenanced by professionals. Prizes are given away such as tool sets, car polish, and free oil changes. This event not only helps rural families maintain reliable transportation, but also benefits car parts stores and maintenance shops that are looking to expand their business. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Access to Services
Note: In: Rural Goals 2000: Building Programs That Work; see RC 020 545.