STUDY OF IMPROVED TRANSIT SERVICES FOR HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY

The CPO undertook this study to investigate public transportation services currently available to the handicapped and elderly population, and to develop a short-term transportation program and long range transportation policies. A survey of approximately 75 social service agencies revealed there is a large unmet transit service need. About eight percent of the unmet need, or 3300 trips per day, require door-to-door service with lifts. Most unmet needs--67 percent or 26,700 trips--call for door-to-door service without lifts. The remaining 24 percent or 9,600 trips could be made on conventional transit if special equipment were added to coaches. Based on alternatives evaluated in the study, a three part program for meeting the needs identified was adopted as part of the Regional Transportation Plan. The program includes the expansion of door-to-door transit service, the coordination of social agency transportation sources and minor modifications of existing vehicles. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Comprehensive Planning Organization of the San Diego Region. The preparation of this report has been financed in part through a grant from the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    120 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94120

    Bigelow-Crain Associates

    873 Santa Cruz Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM