Providing accessible transportation to your summer program can help lead to higher attendance rates, as transportation may be a primary barrier to students getting to program sites.
Transportation planning should begin in the spring (if not sooner), identifying neighborhoods where your participants live, and if viable public transportation routes exist near their homes.
Boston sites employ a variety of transportation options, including providing free transit passes (MBTA passes; for middle/high school students) and hiring outside transportation vendors (especially for younger students, such as elementary school students).
Best Practices for Coordinating Transportation in Summer Programs:
Planning & Monitoring
Planning and monitoring transportation can make for a seamless transition to and from your site.
Designating staff responsibility for transportation planning and implementation is crucial to ensuring that your transportation is value added for students and families.
Transportation Master Document – this includes all the material presented on this website and resources referenced.Updated: Jan 31, 2016