This working paper is designed as a reference document for transportation planners and researchers interested in transportation affordability and related issues for low-income people. The first chapter reviews the research literature on transportation and low-income populations. Chapter Two describes ongoing research projects that will add to our understanding of transportation affordability issues. Chapter Three provides information on several transportation assistance programs for low-income people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) examined worksite-based activities currently in place to help recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) develop the skills required for successful transition to unsubsidized employment. Data were collected from the following sources: (1) data reported by states to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); (2) interviews of selected state TANF administrators and experts on TANF work programs; and (3) review of nine state- and local-level worksite activities nationwide.