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The Emerging Field of Travel Training Services: A Systems Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Karen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T18:53:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T18:53:21Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/3434
dc.description Copyright University of South Florida en_US
dc.description.abstract Travel training provides a promising approach for moving persons from paratransit to fixed-route transportation services. This study identifies current funding trends and discusses the volume and diversity of services within the travel training instruction field. Measuring the emergence of this field focused on four properties of systems: intention, boundary, resources, and exchange. We used these properties to facilitate sharing of information and learning among the participating organizations. Initial findings indicated that older, established programs tended to be larger and moved more persons to fixed routes, while programs that employed their own staff rather than contracting out staff produced more outputs per staff person. We conclude that the diversity of the field’s innovators have strengthened the problem-solving capacity. Based on the findings, a preliminary research and evaluation agenda is proposed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Travel training en_US
dc.title The Emerging Field of Travel Training Services: A Systems Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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