A telephone survey of rural elders age 75 and over was conducted to determine their travel behavior and, in particular, their use of transit services. First, the authors present data on how many automobiles are available to elders, how prevalent drivers' licenses are among elders, and how many other people live in elders' households. Second, they present elders' overall travel patterns by mode and trip purpose. Third, they describe travel by rural elders who use transit. Finally, two models are developed to predict whether an elder took any trip on the previous day or a trip using transit in the previous year, using a series of variables that relate to demographic characteristics and mobility factors. Policymakers involved in developing and modifying programs that help elders maintain mobility can use this information to target resources and services to elders in most need of assistance.


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  • Pagination: p. 51-65
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  • Accession Number: 00712585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1995 12:00AM