INCIDENCE RATES AND TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRANSPORTATION HANDICAPPED IN PORTLAND, OREGON

The report presents incidence rates, characteristics, and travel patterns of transportation handicapped and able-bodied elderly (65 and over) persons. Tables and discussion are presented on demographics, health problems, use of mobility aids, and trip rates, purposes and modes, and origin/destination patterns. A section is devoted to functional problems in using public transportation vs. handicap classification, health problem and use of mechanical aid. Respondents are evaluated in their ability to use six different transit modes ranging from a fixed-route regular bus to a door-to-door bus with a lift. Wheelchair/walker users are analyzed separately. Data for this report was derived from a 6,000 household survey conducted in Portland. The survey design, questionnaires and field procedures are described.

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    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Crain, J
    • Courington, W
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: UM27/R7710
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OR-06-0004-77-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1081
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1981 12:00AM