THE HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY MARKET FOR URBAN MASS TRANSIT-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this study is to determine the urban mass transit needs of the elderly and handicapped in order that the Department might better meet their needs. The entire study is divided into three reports: The Executive Summary (this report), a Technical Report which details the study findings, methodology, references, data, etc., and a Census Data section which consists of supportive statistics. This report describes the status, existing services and transit needs and demands of the elderly and handicapped. Alternative solutions discussed include the upgrading of existing or planned systems, Dial-A-Ride, transit stamps, coupon taxi and ubiquitous fixed route service. Various impacts are analyzed and recommendations are made concerning further studies and reports and approaches for local planners are outlined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0034-73-1Sumry Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1981 12:00AM