ANALYSIS OF A TAXI-OPERATED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE FOR THE HANDICAPPED

This paper analyzes the demand for and cost of a taxi-operated special transportation service for the handicapped. Gross hourly cost is found to be $6.74 for regular taxi service and $8.62 for lift-equipped vans. About 1.5 percent of the population would need the special service. One-fifth of the handicapped need the special vans. Demand for this service would take years to develop. After approximately 5 years, demands of 1.4 trips/week/eligiblw person could be expected. The net cost of such a service for a standard metropolitan statistical area of 3 million people would be approximately $11 million/year. The net cost of service is very sensitive to the fares charged, to limitations on trip purposes served, and to the advance notice requirement. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-29
  • Monograph Title: Transportation issues: the disadvantaged, the elderly, and citizen involvement
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025974
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM