Job Access and Reverse Commute Program (5316)

From the FTA: (

The Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program was established to addreess the unique transportation challenges faced by welfare recipients and low-income persons seeking to obtain and maintain employment. Many new entry-level jobs are located in suburban areas, and low-income individuals have difficulty accessing these jobs from their inner city, urban, or rural neighborhoods. In addition, many entry level-jobs require working late at night or on weekends when conventional transit services are either reduced or non-existant. Finally, many employment related-trips are complex and involve multiple destinations including reaching childcare facilities or other services.

Eligible recipients:  States and public bodies are eligible designated recipients.  Eligible subrecipients are private non-profit organizations, State or local governments, and operators of public transportation services including private operators of public transportation services.

Eligible Activities:  Capital planning and operating expenses for projects that transport low income individuals to and from jobs and activities related to employment, and for reverse commute projects.