This overview which focuses on the interrelation of Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) polices that promote paratransit and that foster mobility improvements in small towns and rural areas, contrasts various federal programs with one another and with nonfederal efforts. Federal guidelines that are currently being formulated for a new small-town assistance program are introduced. Legislation is being considered to permit UMTA to provide operating assistance in nonurbanized areas having fewer than 50,000 residents. Precedents for waiving costly labor protection agreements have been established, especially those pertaining to paratransit programs involving nonprofit organizations. The proposed guidelines for UMTA'S small-community program, relate to funds, the apportionment of resources, the administration of the funds, the availability of capital funds, and the requirements for eligibility. Questions that arose during the development of the preliminary guidelines are listed.

  • Record URL:
  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Gurin, Douglas B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM