WHO ARE THE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED

Who are the transportation disadvantaged? The author proposes the definition -- those groups whose same opportunities for development have been hindered, either by omission or commission, by deficiencies in the transportation system. He then asks the question of whether those conditions which make an individual disadvantaged within the general societal context are the same conditions which make one transportation disadvantaged. He discusses income, disability, place of residence and place of employment, automobile accessibility, race, sex, and age as factors which may contribute to transportation disadvantage. The author concludes that only a tenuous case at best can be made that the poor, minorities, handicapped, elderly, women, and youth are really "transportation disadvantaged", but that these groups have certain general disadvantages vis-a-vis society which make them of special concern, in an equity sense, in planning a transportation system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

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    Department of Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • McGuire, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-WP-27-10-77
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2003 12:00AM