ERIC Number: ED466937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-17
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare Reform: DOT Has Made Progress in Implementing the Job Access Program but Has Not Evaluated the Impact. Testimony before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, U.S. House of Representatives.
Hecker, JayEtta Z.
A series of reviews of the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Job Access and Reverse Commute (Job Access) Program explored DOT's and grantees' challenges in implementing the Job Access program and the status of DOT's program evaluation efforts. DOT and grantees faced significant challenges in implementing the Job Access program. DOT's process for selecting Job Access grantees was not consistent and the basis for some selections was unclear. Grantees reported problems in meeting standard grant requirements necessary to obtain Job Access funding. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century required DOT to evaluate the Job Access program and issue a report to the congressional authorizing committees by June 2000. However, according to a DOT official, DOT had no estimated date for issuing the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Compliance (Legal), Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Grants, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Transportation, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount). For full text: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02640t.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.