This report describes the analyses and findings resulting from a technical study to investigate the special transportation requirements of the handicapped, elderly, and economically disadvantaged persons in Lancaster County, Nebraska. It inventories the existing transportation available to transit dependents, defines target groups and latent trip demand, establishes ridership objectives, and evaluates the costs and benefits of various alternative improvement concepts. The key to the overall focus and purpose of this study is to ensure that the mobility needs of urban and rural transit dependent groups in Lancaster County are being adequately met, and that their role in the planning and development of improved transit services is secured. In order to achieve these goals, a program has been initiated which consists of the following elements: (1) maintain the existing Handi-Bus system (a demand responsive service to elderly and handicapped persons); (2) institute procedures to increase system productivity; (3) increase weekend and evening hours of operation; (4) implement shared-ride taxi service as a supplement; (5) institute a reduced fare program on fixed-route service for qualified low-income persons; (6) expand Handi-Bus service to rural areas; (7) give additional study to a medical service shuttle on the regular LTS system; (8) expand the Handi-Bus system if shared-ride taxi service cannot be implemented; and (9) ensure that the transit dependent groups are included in the continuing planning process for special transportation needs. The study points out that the program must include continuous review and monitoring and should be updated annually. Appendices A-H are included, and Appendix I, which is a bibliography.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by the DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    Writers Center III, Suite 530, 1780 South Bellaire Street
    Denver, CO  United States  80222
  • Authors:
    • Stringfellow, W G
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 194 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NE09-0009-78-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NE-09-0009
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM