PROJECT HELPING WHEELS

'Helping Wheels' (1971-1973) determined the effects of reimbursement on a volunteer driving program and established a system of special transportation services for the elderly which was a reliable, acceptable, and economical means of transporting senior citizens. Reimbursement of 10 cents per mile to older volunteers using personal automobiles significantly increased both the number of drivers and riders. It also developed a network of transportation services, STIR (Senior Transportation in Raleigh), which resulted in reduced bus fares and discount ambulance service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services
    Raleigh, NC  United States 

    Social and Rehabilitation Service

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Gresham, S M
    • Evans, K L
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: SRS-RD-93-75169
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM