INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES NEEDED TO FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF PARATRANSIT--WORKSHOP 3

The workshop which sought to examine the roles of organizations responsible for the planning, funding, implementation, operation and coordination of various paratransit and transit services, described the type and impact of regulation on the provision of paratransit service, as well as institutional and legal changes. Labor arrangements for different paratransit services were examined, and the current and potential roles of private paratransit providers were reviewed. A first step in assisting new services would be to get adequate representation for paratransit operators in metropolitan planning organizations (MPO). Possible actions in the field of regulations are listed, and suggestions are made regarding insurance of paratransit vehicles. Courses of action are also suggested regarding the initiation of new paratransit services, and the UMTA section 16b2 program for providing capital funds for selected private non-profit transportation projects. Guidelines are presented for coordinating transit and paratransit. Other issues covered include: ombudsman for paratransit operators; the substitution of paratransit operations in low-volume routes; the redirection of public policy; fares; and integration with urban transportation services.

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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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    • Shiatte, Kenneth W
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00138462
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  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM