EVALUATION OF THE EASYRIDE SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
The evaluation of the EASYRIDE demonstration project was funded by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, through the Transportation Systems Center. The project took place on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. EASYRIDE began operation as a pilot program in June 1976. After receiving its complete vehicle fleet, it began full scale operations in April 1977. During the first two years of the demonstration project, there was no required passenger fare; however, donations were accepted. This evaluation report covers the first two full years of operation, which was from June 1977 through May 1979. The Vera Institute of Justice was the grantee for this project in which door-thru-door demand-responsive transportation service was provided to elderly and handicapped residents of the Lower East Side. The door-thru door nature of the project refers to the fact that EASYRIDE drivers will leave the vehicle to assist passengers boarding and alighting from the vehicle. Service was provided by five fully accessible lift-equipped vans and five regular vans. Most of the drivers for the EASYRIDE project were graduates of the Wildcat Corporation program which trains rehabilitated ex-offenders and ex-addicts for work on public service projects.
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- Edelstein, P
- Publication Date: 1979-11
- Pagination: 354 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Demand responsive transportation; Demonstration projects; Door to door service; Drivers; Evaluation; Needs assessment; Passenger transportation; Persons with disabilities; Pilot studies; Pneumatic equipment; Public transit; Regional planning; Tamping; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: User needs
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Pilot study; Pneumatic tamper; Special service
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00326348
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-06-0049-80-4 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1248
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 30 1981 12:00AM