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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Pratt (R. H.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, Md.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metro Area Transit Commission

    Washington, DC  United States 

    Pratt (RH) Associates, Incorporated

    10400 Connecticut Avenue
    Kensington, MD  United States  20795
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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