THE LIFT: SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION IN PORTLAND, OREGON. FINAL REPORT TRANSIT SERVICES FOR HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY PERSONS

The report contains results of the evaluation of the Lift. The purpose of the UMTA Service and Methods Demonstration was to test a transit operator's ability to provide demand responsive transportation to handicapped and elderly persons and coordinate this service with contracting social service agencies. Project operation and development, costs, impacts, workability, and cost-effectiveness are discussed in this report. The demonstration proved that a transit operator can coordinate with social service agencies to serve their clients and extend coverage to other transportation handicapped persons who did not previously have access to public transportation. In addition, the project had a substantial impact on the travel behavior of regular users and achieved a high penetration of the wheelchair market.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated June 78, PB-294711. UMTA/TSC Project Evaluation Series. Service and Methods Demonstration Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cooper Jr, T A
    • Flynn, S
    • Bloomfield, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 297 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OR-06-0004-79-1Final Rpt., HS-031 066
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1081
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1982 12:00AM