POTENTIAL USE OF RAIL TRANSIT BY THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA
As originally designed, the 98 mile rapid rail system which is to serve the Washington metropolitan area was to use escalators as the sole means of access to all station platforms. This dependence upon escalators would limit the use of the Metro system to those who were capable of using the equipment. Among those most directly affected would be many of the physically handicapped. The purpose of this study was to provide 'low,' 'high,' and 'most probable' estimates of additional Metro usage that would be made possible if inclined or vertical elevators at Metro stations were provided for use by the physically handicapped who, by virtue of their disability, are unable to use an escalator.
- Prepared in cooperation with Pratt (R. H.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, Md.
Washington Metro Area Transit CommissionWashington, DC United States
Pratt (RH) Associates, Incorporated10400 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD United States 20795
- Publication Date: 1972-4
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Elevators; Employees; Escalators; Forecasting; Human factors; Intermodal terminals; Mobility; Persons with disabilities; Rail transit facilities; Railroad transportation; Rapid transit; Subways; Transit riders; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Transportation problems
- Geographic Terms: Washington (District of Columbia)
- Old TRIS Terms: Subway railways; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Design; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Terminals and Facilities; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00092810
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA-75/24
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM