ERIC Number: ED108812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Management Problems in Providing Transportation Services for Rural Child Development Centers. Kentucky Youth Research Center (KYRC) Transportation Study.
Perreault, Joe, Comp.; And Others
Initiating the Rural Child Care Project Monograph Series, this publication details the many factors which affect the selection and operation of a transportation service supporting rural child development centers. Relying upon its 9 years of experience, the Kentucky Youth Research Center (KYRC) presents relative advantages and disadvantages of 4 different approaches to the complexities of transportation problems. One approach cited is that of a contract transportation arrangement wherein an individual is hired by the agency to transport children to and from the center. Another approach cited involves an agency transportation aide--a paid employee who agrees to use his personal vehicle for transporting children. The 3rd approach discussed involves the sharing of school buses with a public school system, while the 4th approach calls for utilization of agency-owned vans. Concluding that the system involving agency-owned vans affords the greatest advantage, KYRC presents comparative statistics relative to: distance traveled; gasoline used; time spent in travel by both children and staff; and total transportation costs. (JC)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Comparative Analysis, Contracts, Cost Effectiveness, Criteria, Delivery Systems, Distance, Organizational Effectiveness, Planning, Rural Areas, Selection, Shared Services, Time, Transportation
K.Y.R.C., P.O. Box 713, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 ($1.50 each; 10-100, $1.25 each; 100 plus, $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Youth Research Center, Inc., Frankfort. Rural Child Care Project.