PLAN TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY IN ORANGE, SEMINOLE, AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES

RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY LIVING WITHIN SEVERAL FLORIDA COUNTIES, A PLANNING STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO MORE SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFY THEIR NEEDS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO RESPOND TO THESE NEEDS. ON COMPLETION OF THE PLANNING PHASE, A SECOND GRANT APPLICATION WAS PREPARED AND SUBMITTED TO CARRY OUT A 24 MONTH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM WITHIN THE 3 COUNTY REGION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WAS TO INCREASE MOBILITY OF THE ELDERLY IN THE STUDY AREA AND IN DOING SO, INCREASE THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN OBTAINING AND USING THE SERVICES AND FACILITIES AVAILABLE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. THROUGHOUT THE PLANNING PHASE, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION WAS MAINTAINED THROUGH THE SENIOR CITIZEN TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISIONS IN THE COUNTIES. OBJECTIVES TO BE MET BY THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ARE: IT MUST BE KNOWN AND UNDERSTOOD BY USER, CONVENIENT TO USE, COMFORTABLE, DESIGNED TO INTERCONNECT ELDERLY RESIDENTIAL LOCATIONS WITH DESTINATIONS TO WHICH THEY DESIRE ACCESS, AND MUST BE "COST-EFFECTIVE." IT IS FURTHER RECOMMENDED THAT EIGHT, 25-30 PASSENGER VEHICLES BE PURCHASED. WITHIN CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY AREA, SERVICE WILL BE ON A DOOR-TO-DOOR BASIS TO SERVE THOSES WHO CANNOT USE REGULARLY SCHEDULED TRANSIT. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-FL-06-0005-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Regional Planning Council, E Cent Fla

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  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Demo
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM