TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND DESIRES OF THE ELDERLY RESIDING IN A MEDIUM-SIZED CITY

Large numbers of elderly live in medium- and small-sized cities where the sole form of public transportation is the bus, which is infrequently used and has limited route coverage. This paper reports a study of the transportation needs of those citizens and their reasons for using the modes that they do. Basic data were collected by sampling the elderly in a city of 125,000 population. In a special phase of the study to determine why they used transit, 2 conclusions were reached: Cost plays a minor role in the decision to use or not use the bus, and physical problems significantly limit ridership. Based on the findings, several recommendations are made for improving the mobility of the elderly.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-34
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION FOR THE POOR, THE ELDERLY, AND THE DISADVANTAGED
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023602
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1981 12:00AM