This discussion of the regulations that affect paratransit applications, focuses on institutional changes necessary to foster the development of paratransit and outlines a specific approach for accomplishing those changes. The profile of the regulatory framework is reviewed from the point of view of rationale and justification for regulation and the determination of who is to be regulated. The profile chart of the regulatory framework including regulators and their characteristics and areas subject to regulation is also reviewed. An outline of the regulatory framework in relation to paratransit modes and the provision or lack of provision of adequate treatment under the existing regulatory framework for such modes identifies and discusses certain practical problems. The principal areas that require further review are the jurisdictional matters, the areas that are subject to regulation, and the degree of enforcement of such regulations. Recommendations are presented with regard to the options available to facilitate the development of paratransit.

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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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    • Wolfington, Vincent A
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 114-119
  • Monograph Title: PARATRANSIT
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  • Accession Number: 00138449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM