THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PARATRANSIT

This exploratory effort to identify several federal policy issues and to review significant experience, discusses the issue of taxi-transit competition, the legal aspects of "transit", and the integration of taxicabs into transit planning and subsidy policy. Issues raised by paratransit innovations are considered, and the application of section 13c is discussed. The questions are discussed about the precise boundary between private and mass transportation, about how to integrate taxis into transit planning, about the eligibility of shared-ride taxi service for transit subsidies, and about public policy with respect to the fair treatment of private companies harmed by publicly subsidized competition. Paratransit poses significant issues of potential competition with conventional transit, particularly with respect to van-pool and special services. Paratransit also poses issues in the area of labor protection (section 13c).

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    • Paratransit: Proceedings of a conference held November 9-12, 1975, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Altshuler, Alan
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 89-104
  • Monograph Title: PARATRANSIT
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  • Accession Number: 00138447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM