DATA REQUIREMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR URBAN DISADVANTAGED

THE USUAL DATA SOURCES FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING STUDIES ARE INADEQUATE FOR EITHER IDENTIFICATION OF URBAN DISADVANTAGED PERSONS OR ESTIMATION OF CAPITAL AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS OF SYSTEMS THAT ARE NEEDED TO OVERCOME THEIR MOBILITY DISADVANTAGES. SOME NONTYPICAL DATA SOURCES ARE REQUIRED TO IDENTIFY DISADVANTAGED PERSONS AND DETERMINE THEIR TRAVEL NEEDS. SEVERAL SOCIAL WELFARE DATA BASES ARE RECOMMENDED THAT OFFER SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, OR RACIAL HANDICAPS; DESCRIBE SPECIAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS BY DESTINATION, MODE, AND COST; CONTAIN HISTORICAL TREND DATA; AND PROVIDE HIGH SAMPLE RATES. AN APPROACH TO A TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS INTEGRATING NEEDS ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION-DISADVANTAGED PERSONS IS OUTLINED. PRIME ELEMENTS ARE SMALL-AREA IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC TYPES OF DISADVANTAGED PERSONS AND INVESTIGATION OF TRI-MAKER AND LOCATIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON EMPLOYMENT ACCESS AND NON-WORK TRAVEL NEEDS. DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TRANSIT FACILITIES AND HARDWARE MODIFICATIONS FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED IS MADE EXPLICIT. NEW OPERATING STRATEGIES FOR EXISTING OR NEW SYSTEMS ARE SHOWN TO BENEFIT DISADVANTAGED USERS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 35-46
  • Monograph Title: Transit for the poor, the aged, and the disadvantaged
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM