Previous studies of transportation need of the North Carolina Piedmont Triad area indicate that low income, carless residents of urban centers and hinterland are very dependent on other auto drivers for mobility. Bus service accounts for no more than 30% of trips taken by carless residents despite a wide network inside city limits. Taxis or 'catching a ride' are alternate modes upon which the carless have come to depend. Studies have shown that these people without access to cars have difficulties getting to medical facilities, manpower training programs and getting children to recreational programs. Social service agencies in Greensboro, North Carolina, have identified the needs of low income residents and each agency has its own program which has attempted to solve the problem of immobility among its clients. With the cooperation of 24 agencies, surveys were conducted to answer questions related to the transportation resources currently at the disposal of the agencies. Recommendations were put forth and hypotheses tested. Models for alternative consolidated systems for improving transportation services of agencies are presented and advantages and disadvantages examined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Transportation Institute
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Brown, R L
    • Lund, Jay R.
    • KIDDER, A E
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Society;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A/T-TI-07RR-73
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM