TRANSIT STATION USE BY THE HANDICAPPED: VERTICAL MOVEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Transit station use by the handicapped is one area of concern affected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Within any given transit station facility, problems related to vertical movement of level change (i.e., stairway and ramp width, ramp grades, stairway tread, height of risers, and use of escalators and elevators), especially for the handicapped, can be most critical. The Reston conference addressed some of these problems in light of existing and potential vertical movement technology. New transit systems or modifications to existing systems can incorporate appropriate designs to solve level-change problems that will accommodate Section 504 requirements. Design solutions for new stations may also be applicable to the adaptation of older stations. (Author)
- Digital Copy:
- Proceedings of a conference held May 20-23, 1979 at the Sheraton International Conference Center, Reston, Virginia.
Washington, DC United States 20001
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 68 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamic lift; Conferences; Design; Elevators; Escalators; Human factors; Passenger terminals; Persons with disabilities; Rail transit stations; Railroad stations; Ramps; Stairs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Lifts
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger stations
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00315277
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0149-80-1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80040
- Files: TRIS, TRB, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM