Regulations, and the establishment of requirements on the subject of transportation services for elderly and handicapped persons are reviewed, and vehicle design to meet the needs of such persons is described. A specially designed Twin Coach bus features an electrically-actuated hydraulic lift for wheelchairs and an extendable step at the front entrance. Twelve buses in Denver were designed with a low floor, low step and a hydraulically operated elevator. Provision is made for seating the blind, the deaf and a seeing eye dog. A demonstration program to provide personalized transit services, and a design contest for vehicles to accomodate the elderly and the handicapped are outlined. A specialized dial-ride service for the handicapped in Milwaukee is described. Three divisions of the para-transit system provide more than 3,200 trips each day for the elderly, handicapped and special education passengers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    1155 Waukegen Road
    Glenview, IL  United States  60025
  • Authors:
    • Mandel, L L
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
  • Serial:
    • Metropolitan
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM