The overall objective of this study is to define the future dimensions and characteristics of paratransit and the requirements for testing innovative transportation services for the development of new vehicles, and for ways to overcome legal and institutional constraints. The analysis is based on urban scenarios projected into the 1980-1995 time frame and representative of a large number of locations. This Executive Summary report examines a range of paratransit service concepts in context with a set of typical urban settings under three alternative 1995 futures. These alternative futures are described in terms of energy cost and degree of automobile disincentives. Integrated transit and paratransit systems are defined and match a combination of transit and paratransit services with forecasted transportation needs for each individual setting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0104-77-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM