Improved Mobility for Elderly and Handicapped Persons

by James A. Bautz, Chf.; Paratransit and Special User Group Div., Office of Service and Methods Demonstrations, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590,
Robert Casey, Operations Research Analyst; Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.,
Donald Kendall, Operations Research Analyst; Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.,
Elizabeth Page, Economist; Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.,
Bruce Spear, Community Planner; Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass.,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 117-127


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The mobility of elderly and handicapped persons can be improved in an economical manner by using existing resources more efficiently. Techniques such as coordination of social agency transportatiion and user subsidies can provide improved service to these groups at a lower cost than starting new transportation services. These approaches are described and findings from demonstrations and studies are presented. In addition, recent experience with the use of wheelchair accessible transit buses is presented. Low ridership levels have disappointed transit operators but hard data on the reasons for lack of use are not available.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Social factors | Transportation management | Ridership

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