Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Transportation Program
The Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Transportation Program developed by the King County Department of Transportation is a comprehensive approach to providing transportation to transition low-income and welfare reform clients into employment.
The County created the Metro JARC Program to
- make transit affordable for low-income and welfare recipients.
- provide personalized services to help individuals join or form carpools and vanpools.
- develop transportation alternatives that better link low-income individuals to job centers.
- subsidize leased vans or establish vanpools with community agencies.
- partner with employers, jurisdictions, housing authorities and social service agencies on innovative transportation strategies for low-income populations.
King County has received funds from the Federal Transit Administration Jobs Access and Reverse Commute Programs for implementation of transportation programs for low-income and welfare recipients.
The County partners with social service agencies, community based organizations, housing authorities, local jurisdictions and employers for the matching funds.