Seven issues are discussed which were covered by the workshop which sought to identify the mobility needs of the special groups, determine the advantages and disadvantages of various paratransit options in meeting those needs, the barriers to the implementation of promising options, and the mechanisms and strategies for overcoming those barriers. The question of whether the emphasis in serving special groups should be on modifying existing services or in providing special services, is discussed in relation to each of the groups (and subgroups) of the transportation disadvantaged. Car pools and vanpools are indicated for the poor and the handicapped. Recommendations for the most feasible operators of the various types of special and general paratransit forms are tabulated. Other issues covered here include the following: the subsidizing of such services or the users of the services; certification of eligibility of individual users; the structure of demonstration projects; the synthesis of information from such demonstration projects; and the role of federal, state, and local government.

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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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    • Pignataro, Louis J
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00138465
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  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM