ASSESSMENT OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF PRESENT AND FUTURE PARATRANSIT VEHICLES
The objective of this research project is to provide an assessment of present and future paratransit vehicles, their design characteristics and service requirements from the viewpoint of the passenger, the community, and the driver. This assessment includes comfort, safety, and assessibility of all occupants with particular attention to the special driver problems associated with paratransit service; it focuses on the problems of the elderly and handicapped; and it identifies relevant aspects of the operating environment, namely, pedestrian safety. Shortcomings of vehicles now in service and new protoype vehicles are identified, and strategies are described to remedy them with minor and low cost modifications. The scope of this study includes vehicles designed for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Taxi Project, including two paratransit vehicles designed to specifications of UMTA.
- Sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Adams (Ronald)Research Consultant, 31 Bank Street
New York, NY USA 10014
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- ADAMS, R
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 116 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Communities; Design; Drivers; Emergency vehicles; Paratransit services; Passengers; Pedestrians; Physically handicapped persons; Safety; Specifications; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design features; Requirement
- Old TRIS Terms: Public service vehicles
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00158142
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0058-77-1, Final Report
- Contract Numbers: PT-TO-00095
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 28 2003 12:00AM