Transit service should be beneficial to all users and not just a small segment of users. As such, many countries find it difficult to equip regular service buses with wheelchair lifts which would be a costly operation from the installation point of view and would be beneficial to a very small group who represent a low percentage of use. The survey found that wheelchair lifts were installed on buses used for regular services basically in those countries where both financial and legal forces have been brought to bear. Other countries attempt to service these special users by operating minibuses or taxi services. Accessibility for all is the optimum goal, but not at the expense of the majority.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • French title is: Le transport des personnes agees et handicapees. 1re partie and the German title is: Befoerderung von Alteren und Behinderten. Teil 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • Girnau, G
  • Publication Date: 1990-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 35
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 39-1/90
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM