SERVING THE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED WITH DEMAND- RESPONSE TRANSPORTATION

The first section of this paper assesses the nature of the transportation problems of poor, elderly, and handicapped people. It is shown that demand-responsive transportation systems such as dial-a-ride are demonstrably superior to conventional transit in providing for the transportation needs of transportation-disadvantaged people. The impact of various demonstration projects of demand-responsive transportation is reviewed. Emphasis is on the effect these projects had on serving elderly, poor, and handicapped people. The final section of the paper reports on the role of the federal government in providing demand-responsive transportation to facilitate more mobility among poor, elderly, and handicapped people.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134676
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024676
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM