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Departments of Transportation/Special Districts

Federal, provincial and regional entities that are responsible for transportation planning and administration within their jurisdictions.

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Public Transit Authorities

Special governmental authorities that are responsible for managing and operating public transportation in cities and towns throughout the country, either directly or via a contract with transportation companies. Public transportation includes buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, monorail, passenger ferry boats, trolleys, inclined railways, and people movers. In some jurisdictions, the transit authority may also manage paratransit services for older adults and people with disabilities recipients who need transportation to medical appointments and cannot use the bus or other alternatives; operate park-and-ride express shuttle services; provide neighbourhood transportation for public schools; and operate ride sharing programs for commuters.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.