The purpose of this study was to identify the costs of different types of transportation service provision to the elderly and handicapped and to develop methods by which transportation planners and social service agencies could evaluate and estimate the costs and effectiveness of such alternatives. The study was designed with two distinct audiences in mind: 1) to provide information on the cost and effectivesss of alternative models of service delivery for use by national and state policy planners; and 2) to present local planners with easy-to-understand methods to estimate the costs they would incur in providing transportation to their clients and to evaluate both the cost and service features offered by alternative providers or arrangements in their communities. This is the first of the two volumes that comprise the Final Report of the entire study. This volume was designed with the first audience in mind; it is a comprehensive, comparative evaluation of the costs of alternative service arrangements. This volume consists of three chapters. Chapter One considers how and why costs are measured differently by different analysts and suggests valid ways that public expenses may be calculated and measured. Chapter Two presents a comparative analysis of the costs and service characteristics of a range of transportation providers across the United States. Chapter Three examines the impact of the provision of specialized transportation services to the transportation handicapped on both the travel behavior of aided travellers and on possibly competitive service providers. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rosenbloom, S
    • Pio, A
    • Hickman, J F
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 269 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-110009-80-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM