Salient points discussed at the conference are noted, critical issues are examined and future directions of paratransit are considered. Implementation problems associated with labor, insurance and regulations (particularly the last) were much discussed, and it is noted that regulations that are outdated, conflicting and inconsistent should be updated. The need is also noted for adequate education and information transfer at several levels including transfer at the microlevel. The question of how to ensure that paratransit alternatives will be given consideration in the planning and resource allocation process is considered, and it is suggested that UMTA and other federal agencies should be more involved in the planning process. The transportation system management element can be an effective mechanism to ensure that urban areas consider paratransit alternatives, regulatory issues, and alternative providers of transportation. The issue of using private operators to implement new paratransit services is considered and the primary responsibility for coordination of transportation is discussed. The development of an integrated system using both conventional and paratransit services, and the federal role in such services are also discussed.

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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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  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM