TAXIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF COMMUNITY BASED TRANSPORT

This paper presents a critical examination of community based transport for elderly people in urban areas. Many elderly people are transport disadvantaged. A common response of local area planners is to provide some form of subsidised mini bus service for use by elderly people. A study was made which examined a number of such mini bus services and concluded that, in terms of satisfying the transport needs of elderly people, mini bus services are generally inferior to commercially operated taxi car services on both efficiency and equity criteria. (TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at the Transportation Conference, 1979, Adelaide, 14-16 November 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Skinner, R C
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00309186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 79/11
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM