PARATRANSIT CASE STUDIES: OVERVIEW

This report is on element of a set of curriculum materials to support university class and professional short course training in local paratransit planning. These materials were developed under a University and Training Grant from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration entitled "Paratransit Service Planning Workshops". This report presents an overview of the paratransit field and the following five case study documents which are a part of the curriculum materials: (1) "The Seattle/King County Commuter Pool Program--Paratransit and Rush Hour Congestion" (PB80-103245, A04); (2) "Knoxville, Tennessee Commuter Pool--Matching Markets to Modes with Paratransit Brokering" (PB80-103286, A04); (3) "Colonial Taxi Company of Bethel Park, Pennsylvnaia--Private Enterprise in Paratransit" (PB80-103252, A04); (4) "The Dial-A-Bat Paratransit Service of Brockton, Massachusetts, Area Transit--Public Transit in Coordinated Human Services Transportation" (PB80-103278, A04); and (5) "The Paratransit Services of the Choanoke Area (North Carolina) Development Association--Rural Transit in Coordinated Human Services Transportation" (PB80-103260, A03). In an attempt to capture some of the diverse elements of paratransit and more toward a synthesis of paratransit development, the authors have developed these five case studies of local paratransit organizations which have successfully implemented paratransit services. They encompass a broad range of modes, market applicatons, and institutional structures. Each case study was developed around a common analysis framework, and all facets to service development were investigated. The purpose of this overview is principally to introduce the analysis framework for these case studies and provide pertinent historical background information. It also summarizes the case study experiences, and comments on technology transfer in paratransit service development. In addition, the case study experiences are compared with national statistics and experience. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, 202 West Boyd Street
    Norman, OK  USA  73019

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cook, A R
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OK-11-0001-80-1
  • Contract Numbers: OK-11-0001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM