SUPPLEMENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES - AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRAVEL SERVICE

KOMPLETTERINGSTRAFIKEN - ETT ALTERNATIV TILL FAERDTJAENSTEN

The travel service was introduced to supplement public transport facilities which cannot be used by the handicapped. Initially, the service was geared to the needs of those in wheelchairs and special vehicles were provided, but now taxis are increasingly used, and only 15% of those entitled need special vehicles. The aim must be to adapt public service vehicles so that more and more handicapped people can use them. In many rural areas without a bus service, taxis operating on regular timetables are used as supplementary traffic. Trials were carried out to see whether those entitled to travel service facilities can use this supplementary traffic. It was found that by modifying minibuses so that these can accommodate wheelchairs, the two services can be combined to a large extent. To cut down walking distances, supplementary traffic should come as near as possible to customers' homes. In urban areas, the supplementary traffic must be modified so as to be at least partly demand actuated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Kommunfoerbundet, Gatu-Och

    Hornsgatan 15
    Stockholm, sw  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lundin, I
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Swedish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1981 12:00AM