TRANSIT MOBILITY FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS

Elderly persons, who are defined for this study as persons 65 or more years in age, constitute 8.7% of the Sedgwick County population and 9.7% of the Wichita population. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) provides the elderly and handicapped persons with a half-fare program that is in effect on all lines during all days and hours of service. The purpose of the report was to determine the size and location of the elderly and handicapped population of Sedgwick County, Kansas, to identify the transportation needs and problems, analyze alternative solutions, and, based on these findings, recommend actions designed to improve the mobility of these persons. Major data sources for this study include the annual Sedgwick County Intergovernmental Enumeration, a survey of social service agencies and adult care homes, and a survey of handicapped persons.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Plng Dpt

    City Building Annex, 104 South Main Street
    Wichita, KS  USA  67202
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-KS-09-0005-77-1Tech Study
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM