The report reflects the view that a number of technological opportunities are available for solving the long-standing American transportation need--a large, comfortable taxicab/paratransit vehicle, and that the success of the paratransit program may depend on the technology delivery process. The report highlights the need to take the existing state-of-the-art vehicle technology and to convert it into a disseminated vehicle in the marketplace so that it would be profitable to manufacturers, operators, and users. It focuses specifically on the barriers to delivering a new paratransit vehicle to the industry; it identifies the key issues which will become relevant in the future, as innovators attempt to market a vehicle, and its concomitant services, to the riding public. The report outlines UMTA's role with delivering this new technology into the marketplace for paratransit services through the sponsorship of a demonstration project for approximately 200 vehicles, that is, a demonstration that reflects the real world of revenue service of this vehicle. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gellman Research Associates, Incorporated

    100 West Avenue
    Jenkintown, PA  United States  19046

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Price, J P
    • Kornhauser, A
    • Phillips, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-PA-06-0039-77-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70038
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM