TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED

The current state of the transportation services available in the Toledo urbanized area was reviewed. While many services are offered, the services provided were exclusive rather than inclusive in their clientele. The number and location of the elderly/handicapped in the urbanized area was estimated and plotted by census tract. It was found that the elderly tend to concentrate in residential areas around the Toledo CBD, while handicapped tend to reside throughout the urbanized area. Specific transportation constraints were analyzed as to how they affect the mobility of the elderly/handicapped and were prioritized. Alternative service, equipment, and revenue strategies were reviewed to determine their applicability in meeting these constraints. A recommended transportation solution for the Toledo urbanized area promulgates a subscription service for the handicapped operated by TARTA using barrier-free, retro-fitted transit vehicles. To better utilize existing services, the study recommended bus shelters, improved information services, and continued cooperative inter-agency planning effort to inprove transit services for the elderly/handicapped in the urbanized area. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report has been financed through a grant from DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority

    1127 West Central Avenue
    Toledo, OH  USA  43610

    Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments

    420 Madsion Avenue
    Toledo, OH  USA  43604
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA OH-09-0023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM