TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY: HAPPY FACES ON A MARTA BUS

Basically, the MARTA program of transportation for the elderly rested on three major predispositions: Federal requirements; the referendum proposal whose passage brought MARTA into being; and essential elements in MARTA's organizational philosophy. These predispositions also required energizing catalysts to get the MARTA program moving, as presented in this report. This case study focuses on two aspects of MARTA bus service for the elderly. First, the case reflects how one public program came into being--from concept, through alternatives, and finally how it evolved as defined by specific policies and regulations. Secondly, the case also reflects on processes that led to successfully meeting some problems of the elderly, but not all of those problems. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  United States  30602

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Proehl Jr, C W
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-GA11-0006-81-13
  • Contract Numbers: GA-11-0006
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM