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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Adams (Ronald)

    Research Consultant, 31 Bank Street
    New York, NY  USA  10014

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • ADAMS, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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