DO ELDERLY DEMAND-RESPONSIVE SYSTEMS, DUPLICATE EXISTING FIXED ROUTE SYSTEMS?

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which the specialized door-to-door transit service for the elderly was a duplication of existing fixed route service. The analysis measured the proportion of elderly who could have used the existing fixed route system for their trip making and therefore did not need the door-to-door system. Using this as an operational definition of duplication, the study proposes a number of alternatives which may be implemented to increase service insuring service especially to those who need it. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was produced as part of a program of Research and Training in Urban Transportation sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration of the Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Institute of Urban and Regional Research
    Iowa City, IA  USA  52242
  • Authors:
    • MCKELVEY, D J
    • Lichtenheld, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt. #45
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM