USER-SIDE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSPORTATION

User-side subsidy, the concept addressed in the handbook, offers means for improving the mobility of selected individuals in a community without establishing new transportation services or providing direct operating subsidies to existing transportation providers. Under a user-side subsidy program, transportation subsidies are distributed directly to the traveler in the form of reduced-price tickets, vouchers, or scrip, which can be used as payment for trips taken with participating service providers. User-side subsidy programs have been successfully implemented in a large number of sites across the United States, typically to provide special needs transportation services to elderly or handicapped individuals who cannot use conventional transit services. Accordingly, emphasis in the handbook is on programs involving paratransit modes, such as taxis and chair-car services, as opposed to fixed-route bus operations. However, much of the information presented is applicable to any transportation service arrangement. The handbook is divided into two parts--Program Planning and Program Implementation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Management Research and Transit Service
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • HARRISON, F
    • Neumana, L
    • Atherton, T
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-83-35 Handbook
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM