A DIRECTORY OF VEHICLES AND RELATED SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED

The purpose of this report is to determine which manufacturers offer products for over-the-road transportation of elderly and handicapped persons. The report is basically a catalog of small, medium and large transit bus, school bus, and other vehicle manufacturers offering special features to accommodate the elderly and handicapped. It also includes companies which modify vehicles by adding lifts, ramps, wheelchair securement devices and retractable steps for vehicles. Information contained in this report is intended to be a guide for the selection of equipment for purchase. Data were generated by compiling a list of potential manufacturers from registers and mass transit operators. Then, all companies identified were requested, in writing, to send pertinent catalog information. It is recommended that this catalog be updated every three months.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franklin Institute

    Research Laboratories, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA  USA 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • DeBenedictis, J A
    • Dougherty, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FIRL-F-C3956-2, UMTA-PA-06-0031-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM