Transportation advocates often believe that faith-based organizations can fill the gap in rural transportation. We conducted a national survey of faith-based organizations and found that contrary to popular views, rural churches did not own many vehicles and of those that owned vehicles, they lacked accessibility features, were old, and in disrepair. Moreover, many faith-based organizations were reluctant to become involved in providing public services. We concluded that faith-based organizations did not in fact offer a viable solution.
- Project dates: 2004 – 2007
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No. H133B030501
- Principal staff: Alexandra Enders, Tom Seekins, Ph.D.
- Related projects:
- Assess and Monitor the Distribution and Use of 5310 Funds between Rural and Urban Area; Develop and Evaluate a Voucher System for Increasing Access to Transportation for People with Disabilities Living in Rural Areas
- Develop and Evaluate a Voucher System for Increasing Access to Transportation for People with Disabilities Living in Rural Areas
- Transportation and the American Time Use Survey