This Handbook provides guidance and assistance in the designing and running of a special transportation service for the elderly. Transportation planning methods and techniques (plus background information of value) to be applied in developing special transportation service are presented in the following nine sections: Getting started; Building a Sound Data Base; Designing the Service; Selecting the Right Equipment; Running the Project; Putting the Budget Together; Monitoring and Evaluation; Paying for the Project; and Problems to Watch For. Several key points are identified which should be kept clearly in mind throughout the project planning phase. These are: (1) Some service is better than non; (2) Resources (human, funding and equipment) should not be overrextended; (3) More small vehicles are generally better than fewer large vehicles; (4) It is better to have a standardized vehicle from the point of view of maintenance and service requirements; and (5) The service is far more important than the vehicle, since reliable service to appropriate destinations for their needs is what the elderly repeatedly express as the overriding factor in their transportation demands.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Administration on Aging and Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Public Administration

  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 269 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 93-P-57405;1-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM