The need for transportation for the elderly in Nebraska and the existing modes of transit with respect to cost, barriers, and target group suitability, were analyzed, and alternative modes of mass transit or systems to service the elderly are suggested. A variety of data sources and literature were used and synthesized in the study. Only one of the six modes of transit for the elderly in Nebraska, Senior Handibus, lends itself extensively to the elderly and their needs. The other five modes, including intracity bus transit, have a different target group suitability, a factor which presents many physical barriers. The alternative modes of transit suggested include the school bus, the coupon taxi, expansion of reduced fare, the transit stamp, the ubiquitous fixed route (involving establishment of new routes in areas not presently served, and removal of physical bus barriers. The first of the three alternatives have the elderly as their target group suitability. Extensive supported data dealing with the quality of transportation, the destination of retired people and the form of transportation taken to get there, comparison of selected intercity and intracity transit company indices (with attention to revenue, cost, patronage, and service); maps, a list of intercity bus companies operating in Nebraska, and other material is appended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available from Nebraska Commission on Aging, P.O. Box 95044, Lincoln, NE 68509.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nebraska Commission on Aging

    Lincoln, NE  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Albers, L V
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Aging in Nebraska-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM