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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Upper Great Lakes Univ. Consortium for Transportation Research. See also PB-231 542.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- VanAble, D P
- Nordley, P M
- Nelms, JDJ
- Vicory, A C
- Publication Date: 1973-9-13
- Pagination: 142 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Federal government; Local government; Meetings; Mobility; Passenger transportation; Persons by socioeconomic levels; Physical fitness; Physically handicapped persons; Population; Problem solving; Public transit; Recommendations; Regional planning; Reviews; Rural areas; States; Transportation planning; Urban areas
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes; Great Lakes Region; United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Reference groups; State planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; Society;
- 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