TRANSPORTATION AND THE DISABLED: AN OVERVIEW OF PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

The report is an overview of the transportation problems of the disabled, and identifies both problems and possible solutions. Recent efforts are summarized within the framework of the concepts of accessibility and mobility, the scope and nature of the population affected, major policy issues and options are discussed, and some future needs and directions are identified. The report contains a bibliography on the subject area. The report explores the number, age, income, locational (urban-rural and geographic) characteristics, and travel patterns of the disabled. It explores their design problems with various modes of transportation and explores the potentials and costs for retrofitting public transportation facilities and systems. Presently available services are identified along with major sources of funding, and the report then spells out some future directions in terms of design changes, demonstration projects, hardware research, and basic research. Potential training of the disabled in the use of transportation systems are also explored.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HEW), Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Revis (Joseph S.)

    2804 Battery Place, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20016

    Department of Health, Education and Welfare

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation
    Washington, DC  United States  20201
  • Authors:
    • Revis, J S
    • Revis, B D
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JSR-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM