BART AND THE HANDICAPPED

A ten-year review of BART with regard to special facilities for the handicapped shows a gradual awareness of needs as citizen pressure has mounted. Special facilities for the visually and audibly disabled are not yet provided, and many elevators are awkwardly located for the physically handicapped. A study team in 1974 found many minor elevator operational problems, with an additional barrier for wheelchair users as the lack of level access to and egress from buses that transfer with BART. It is observed that new responsibility is now being taken to provide transportation for the handicapped and that BART has set a planning precedent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Levine, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTC-WP-17-1-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-38176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM