TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE AGED AND HANDICAPPED: A BACKGROUND/RESOURCE PAPER FOR THE UPPER GREAT LAKES UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH

Two approaches are noted in classifying persons as aged or handicapped, a legal definition, easy for the aged, or a consideration of proficiency in performance of certain actions. The size of the handicapped population is described, and physical, emotional, and economic travel barriers are discussed. Legislation and programs at local, state and national levels are described. The 1970, 1971 White House Conference on Aging is discussed, with special emphasis on mobility problems. Several current projects in the Upper Great Lakes Region and other regions of the U.S. are described. Several suggestions are made for research to better define and alleviate the transportation problems of the aged and handicapped population.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Upper Great Lakes Univ. Consortium for Transportation Research. See also PB-231 542.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • VanAble, D P
    • Nordley, P M
    • Nelms, JDJ
    • Vicory, A C
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-13

Media Info

  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30096
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM