RESULTS OF A PARAMETRIC COST ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR TRANSPORTATION-DISADVANTAGED PERSONS

It has been difficult in the past for local transportation service providers serving transportation-disadvantaged persons to accurately understand what their services should or will cost. This information is important for localities that contemplate the initiation, expansion, or evaluation of transportation services that differentiates among the various types and levels of service is important for federal, state, and local program managers because many use this information to apportion and distribute funds among local projects. A portion of the results from a study conducted by Ecosometrics, Inc., for the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is presented. The differences in costs of transportation services for the elderly in urban and rural areas are evaluated. Nevertheless, many of the services included in the study serve other transportation-disadvantaged groups; thus the results are applicable to multiclient services as well. Further, the parametric cost analysis performed in the study has analytical value beyond the differences in costs in urban and rural areas. The findings presented in the paper include (a) brief review of the literature on the differences in costs between urban and rural transportation services for the elderly, and (b) a report on the results of the parametric cost analysis performed during the study by using secondary data.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AFFECTING THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED: AMERICAN AND CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036240
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM