TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED - AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL

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  USA  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