ACCESSIBILITY OF THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, D.C. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO THE HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY

Two hundred and fifty handicapped and/or elderly citizens from throughout the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area were interviewed to determine their travel experiences. The survey findings, together with findings from an extensive search of research literature and demonstration programs concerning the travel problems of the elderly and handicapped, provided information about their travel needs and experiences and served as a basis for developing performance standards and guidelines applicable to the design of transit systems that are accessible to the handicapped and elderly. Two computer programs were developed that could be used as design decision tools in transit planning. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ABT Associates, Incorporated

    55 Wheeler Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • Kinley, H J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAI-1546 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-20022
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM