IDENTIFYING AND SERVING THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED IN RURAL AREAS. ABRIDGMENT

It is noted that more data is available on auto ownership by elderly persons than on the needs of handicapped persons. The relative transportation disadvantage of elderly households is compounded by the high incidence of such households in rural areas. Local social service and welfare agency data can provide details of handicapped persons without access to automobiles. Data on hospitals, clinics and senior citizens offer information on the physical, economic and other characteristics of their clients. In addition to addresses and other information from these organizations, supplementary data can be obtained from direct surveys. Information obtained from state highway and transportation departments could be used in conjunction with the other sources to identify the primary target groups. Rural inhabitants who are neither elderly nor handicapped and who would desire public transportation may also be identified.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 87-88
  • Monograph Title: Rural public transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028353
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM