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.
- 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.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillExtension Service
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- ORLIN, G
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Costs; Federal aid; Motor vehicles; Planning; Public service; State aid; Tables (Data); Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Community services; Financial support
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00312621
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM