The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA), the transit operator for metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, became the first public transit system in the country to operate buses equipped with hydraulic lifts for boarding persons in wheelchairs in August of 1977. This was the first large scale accessible bus project in transit history. One-hundred fifty-seven lift equipped buses were put into revenue service over a three and one-half month period. Seventeen routes were selected for accessible bus service (Phase I and II). This evaluation is primarily concerned with the 12 1/2 months of Phases I and II (August 1977-August 1978). The evaluation covers the development planning, the implementation process, operations, service and equipment reliability, travel behavior, productivity, economics, and service impacts. This report discusses the results of the St. Louis accessible service and the implications for other operators.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Resource Integration Limited

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    Transportation Systems Center

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Teixeira, D
    • Varker, F
    • Bowlin, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 349 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TSC-UM027/R0712 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1248
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1981 12:00AM