TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN ST. LOUIS. VOLUME I. MAIN REPORT

The report describes in 2 volumes the transportation problems of the handicapped and older persons of St. Louis, Missouri. The features of the proposed plan are: (1) contracts between the Bi-State Development Agency and health-welfare agencies for purchased transit services; (2) reductions in fares for all persons over 65, and further reductions, through a specific agency contract, for seniors and handicapped who are poor; (3) a special demand actuated subsidiary of the Bi-State system providing door-to-door service for handicapped persons and for the elderly who do not live near the present bus routes; and (4) an accountability system that assures payment for all trips under the various agency contracts. The major breakthrough of the proposed demonstration would be the entry of the transit operator into a new social service role, providing transportation on a purchased services basis in support of health-welfare programs. Simultaneously, the operator would be initiating a new form of public transportation---small bus, demand actuated, door-to-door service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-250 789-SET, PC$10.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0028-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM