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Community Transportation Assistance Program

by Sarah Palmer

With all the rising costs of everyday living these days, it is no wonder that many people, especially single moms are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. With the costs of rent increasing as well as child care, food and bills, there is often little left over to pay for a car. This is especially true as cars can be quite expensive. Not only do you have to pay for fuel, but also insurance which are costs that can certainly add up. This is where the CTAP (Community Transportation Assistance Program) can help.

CTAP (Community Transportation Assistance Program)

CTAP is a federally funded program designed to provide assistance to single mothers by providing assess to essential transport to those who cannot afford it. Many people live in areas which don’t have access to public transport, so this is an important service for many people.

Under this program, transport providers provide necessary services to low income families. Such services are providing mothers the ability to go and look for work, take their child to the doctor or go and get some food. The transport services also bring communities together as many people can feel very isolated if they do not have access to other people, resources they need as well as community services.

You will need to apply to the department of social services to get access to this facility and it comes highly recommended. To have a look at what is available, check in with your local government agency and they should be able to tell you what is available to you. They will also be able to tell you if the service is free or what costs it will be.

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Martha February 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hello,
I’m unable to pay for this month car insurance. I will not have employment if I don’t get insurance right away. My deadline is wednesday @ 5pm. I will be able to pay for next month , I do have employment. If there is a resource please email me at the above email address.
Thank

Martha February 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I do thnk this is a worthwhile program for helping single mothers.

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