The findings and recommendations are presented of the workshop which sought to identify paratransit services that can be used in small communities which do not generally have planning staffs and often do not have regular access to planning information, and ways that these services can be implemented. The workshop also considered the development of regulations, and the roles of federal and state governments. The workshop found that paratransit services are appropriate for serving the transportation disadvantaged, but identified problems stemming from the low trip density of rural areas, lack of coordination in service, management and financing, legal and contractual barriers, and poor management. A major need exists for specific information on performance characteristics of paratransit systems. This information should include operating costs, productivity levels, fare structures, methods for estimating demand and procedures for project evaluation. The recommendations presented here relate to the need for a national advisory committee, operating subsudies, implementation of the nonurbanized area program, incremental implementation, planning, coordination, role of the states, and the collection and dissemination of information.

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