Project Mobility (PM), a one year demonstration project d of demand-responsive transportation serving the transportation handicapped, is summarized and evaluated. The report addresses the quality of PM's service, its impact on the users' lives, the cost and its comparability to other innovative handicapped transportation systems. The registration procedure for potential PM users is discussed and the three classes of certification are explained. The characteristics of its users and the reasons given by other persons for non-use are presented with the opinions of current users. The operational data from Project Mobility's first year of operation is summarized, including ridership figures, trip purposes, travel patterns, productivity and vehicle utilization. The level of service is measured, based on vehicle and passenger reliability, the time between reservation and pick up, the number of trip denials, and travel time or trip length. Monthly costs of the project are given, also. Six case studies of selected users are given with information based on three interviews held throughout the year. Five other demand-responsive systems are then described and compared for Project Mobility. The service and performance standards prescribed for the project are summarized briefly. Future planning is addressed with special consideration given to estimation of the transportation of the handicapped, unmet needs, coordination with other para-transit services, future expansion costs and the impact of wheelchair accessible buses. Eight final recommendations, based on the evaluation, are made regarding the future of Project Mobility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Resources Integration, Limited

    137 Newberry Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Metropolitan Transit Commission

    801 American Center Bldg., 160 East Kellogg Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTC-SSR-0008 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MN-09-0015/0019
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM