PARATRANSIT CURRICULUM GUIDE

This report is one element of a set of curriculum materials to support university classroom and professional short course training in local paratransit planning. These materials were developed under a University and Training grant entitled "Paratransit Service Planning Workshops". The curriculum materials include: "Paratransit Resource Guide" (PB80-103237, A06); "Selected Readings in Paratransit" (available from the Department of Transportation Library and the Northwestern University Transportation Library); "Paratransit Case Studies: Overview" (PB80-226988, A05); "The Seattle/King County Commuter Pool Program--Paratransit and Rush Hour Congestion" (PB80-103245, A04); "Knoxville, Tennessee Commuter Pool--Matching Markets to Modes with Partransit Brokering" (PB80-103286, A04); "Colonial Taxi Company of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania--Private Enterprise in Paratransit" (PB80-103252, A04); "The Dial-A-Bat Paratransit Service of Brockton, Massachusetts, Area Transit--Public Transit in Coordinated Human Services Transportation" (PB80-103278, A04); and "The Paratransit Services of the Choanoke Area (North Carolina) Development Association--Rural Transit in Coordinated Human Services Transportation" (PB80-103260, A03). This Guide supports these materials and provides guidelines for the use of instructors and students engaged in self-study. The Guide also provides suggestions on the use of these materials in university and short course instruction, with emphasis on encouraging students to get involved in local paratransit development. The Guide first introduces the curriculum materials, reviews their development, and then provides and extensive set of suggested student exercises and curriculum options. The emphasis is on "experimental" learning, which includes getting the students involved in local paratransit research and development. The Guide concludes with a commentary on changing perspectives in transportation education. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Stillwater, OK  USA  74078

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cook, A R
    • Barb Jr, C E
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OK-11-0001-81-1
  • Contract Numbers: OK-11-0001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM