ERIC Number: ED098693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-25
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Analysis for Regional Transportation System. CRTR-36.
Bayliss, Edward T.
The Education Cooperative (TEC) composed of nine contiguous Massachusetts towns (Dedham, Natick, Needham, Norwood, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, and Westwood) is exploring the possible development of a regional transportation system to serve the special education pupils within these communities. This report describes the planning required and evaluates the potential savings of such a system. The objective of the study was to develop a model for sharing the transportation of the special education children of the nine contiguous TEC towns. Some of the general subobjectives are: to demonstrate a savings in the operation of the transportation system, to improve service quality and consistency, and to centralize transportation administration to foster continued efficiency and control. Ancilliary objectives are to suggest legislation, to facilitate cooperative action among school districts, and to encourage other towns to join in undertaking cooperative enterprises. The report describes the development of a centralized office to coordinate transportation activities and to handle the data needs of those activities, presents costs analyses of the current transportation operation and of the projected regional transportation system, and presents some cost comparisons and recommendations for further action. (Author/DN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Concord Research Corp., Bedford, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts