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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
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
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