Creating Cooperative Transportation Agreements (CTAs)

Reliable transportation is a formidable barrier to community access for many citizens in the state of Delaware. To be successful, transportation to jobs, to job training, and to other basic services is essential for the welfare-to-work programs now being implemented. In addition, transportation for people who cannot afford to drive, transportation for older people who are unable to drive or drive safely as well as transportation for people with disabilities have all created new levels of demand for access and mobility in and around our communities. It goes without saying that increased access and mobility can result in a greater sense of self-worth, a higher quality of life, and the opportunity to make productive contributions to society. Clearly, we can no longer afford to exclude citizens from participating in society simply because of the lack of accessible transportation.