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Paratransit Manager's Skills, Qualifications, and Needs (2007)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Press Release." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2007. Paratransit Manager's Skills, Qualifications, and Needs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/14120.
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33 ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A SURVEY OF PARATRANSIT MANAGERS’ SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND NEEDS? The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the Na- tional Academies is conducting a research effort to document the state-of-the-practice in paratransit man- agers’ skills, qualifications, and needs in order to increase the understanding of the current state of paratran- sit management. This research effort is one of the recommended action items resulting from a 2005 Paratransit Consensus Conference hosted by Easter Seals Project ACTION that explored issues associated with recruitment, training, retraining, and rewarding paratransit managers. The following areas will be explored in the TRB research effort: • Skill sets/backgrounds of current managers. • Skill sets desired by current managers. • Guidance current managers would offer those aspiring paratransit managers. • Agency/structure culture. The research survey will be conducted between December 2006 and February 2007. Surveys will be distrib- uted to a representative sample of paratransit managers, CEOs, and ADA advisory committee chairs represent- ing small urban and rural agencies that may operate ADA, general public demand-response paratransit ser- vices, as well as urban ADA-only paratransit operations. The research will be conducted by John F. Potts and Maxine A. Marshall of The DMP Group. If you wish to participate in the research survey, please send an e-mail, no later than December 1, 2006, with your name, title, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address to: WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. APPENDIX A Press Release

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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 71: Paratransit Manager's Skills, Qualifications, and Needs examines current requirements for being a paratransit manager and actual experiences of current paratransit managers in their positions. The synthesis is designed to help enhance the paratransit management profession and paratransit service delivery.


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