TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA
The study investigated the occurrence of disabilities among the population of the Washington metropolitan area and the effect of these disabilities on the use of escalators which had been planned to provide the sole means of access to the Metro rapid rail system. Random telephone interviews were conducted in an attempt to determine the number of physically handicapped within the region; once handicapped individuals were determined through the random survey, follow-up interviews were conducted to provide more detailed information. Information is presented in the study on the nature of the disabilities among those who were interviewed, the use of special aids for mobility, employment status, income, present means of transportation, and a description of the recent types of trips which had been made in the area.
- Mobility Study: 1970. N.Y.
Washington Metro Area Transit CommissionWashington, DC United States
Starch (Daniel) and Staff, IncorporatedMamaroneck, NY United States
- Publication Date: 1971-12
- Pagination: 57 p.
- TRT Terms: Access; Data collection; Employees; Escalators; Human factors; Intermodal terminals; Interviewing; Mobility; Persons with disabilities; Rail transit facilities; Rapid transit; Subways; Surveys; Transit riders; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation problems
- Geographic Terms: Washington (District of Columbia)
- Old TRIS Terms: Subway railways; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00092812
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA-75/22
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM