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Stakeholders Involved in the Evaluation

Stakeholders and community partners are critical to the success of rural transportation activities. Stakeholders may include individuals or agencies with a vested interest in the program and its outcomes, such as:

  • Service users/riders, including commuters and patients
  • Service agencies, such as healthcare providers, social service agencies, nursing homes, and libraries
  • Advocacy groups, such as local Area Agencies on Aging and disability resource agencies
  • Local, regional, and state transportation professionals
  • Government agencies, including public works directors, planning directors, environmental planners, tribal agencies, and state departments of transportation
  • Transit service providers, such as airports, transit agencies, taxi companies, and marine ports
  • Neighborhood organizations
  • Elected officials
  • Local businesses, including chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and health systems/hospitals
  • Transportation interest groups, such as highway safety groups, pedestrian safety groups, and bicyclist groups
  • Environmental groups
  • Funders

Resources to Learn More

Context Sensitive Solutions
Website
Describes how the Context Sensitive Solutions process can be used to develop collaborative approaches to transportation projects, focusing on key stakeholders.
Organization(s): Federal Highway Administration

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit
Document
Explores methodology for estimating transit benefits, focusing on the economic impact of public transit spending.
Author(s): Godavarthy, R., Mattson, J., & Ndembe, E.
Organization(s): National Center for Transit Research
Date: 7/2014