TRANSIT HALF-FARE POLICIES FOR THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: SECTION 3047 OF THE INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT OF 1991 (ISTEA)

The 12-page report to Congress examines transit systems in terms of whether or not transit half-fare policies for elderly and disabled patrons are uniform, and whether or not eligibility criteria are consistent. Data was collected from a 1992 National Easter Seals Society study that analyzed transit operations nationwide. Information collected included the fare charged, the basis for calculating discounts, and whether the fare was consistent during peak and off-peak hours. Over 330 transit systems were contacted, of which 160 provided extensive data on their levels of fixed route accessibility, paratransit service provided, and alternative transportation available to the elderly and persons with disabilities in areas where the public transit system was not accessible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Budget and Policy, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Marx, P
  • Publication Date: 1993-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-TBP-10-93-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM