TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY. A PLANNING GUIDE PREPARED FOR THE N.C. GOVERNOR'S COORDINATING COUNCIL ON AGING

This planning guide is designed to aid communities and service agencies in their choices for setting up transportation services for the elderly. Preliminary steps involve defining service objectives, and may also involve determining need; several alternative methods of predicting demand are discussed. Alternatives to actual service include the special bus for the elderly. This service may be provided directly by the coordinating agency and include vehicles such as specially equipped vans, school buses, and station wagons. Cost, revenues, and legal issues of such service are discussed in depth. Another alternative is the reduced fare program whereby older adults may ride existing public transit at a reduced fare. Volunteer services, with private groups providing transit alternatives to the elderly are also discussed. Tables list federal, local, and private funding sources for providing transportation for older Americans.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with North Carolina Governor's Coordinating Council on the Aging, Raleigh. Available from ERIC Document Reproduction Service (Computer Microfilm International Corporation), Arlington, VA. 22210, PC$3.50, MF$0.83 Plus Postage.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Extension Service
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Authors:
    • ORLIN, G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM