TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSPORTATION HANDICAPPED. VOLUME 1. THE TRANSPORTATION HANDICAPPED POPULATION, DEFINITION AND COUNTS

Despite an abundance of planning and research literature concerning transportation services for elderly and handicapped individuals, at present no single operational definition of this target group, the transportation handicapped (TH), exists. This report provides a definition of a TH person and attempts to describe the TH population. A review of existing estimates of the urban TH population is presented based on an analysis of four studies. These estimates range from approximately six to nine million persons. A recommended estimation procedure considers three basic categories of the TH population: chronic conditions, acutely disabled, and institutionalized. The travel behavior of the TH population is examined including trip purpose, frequency, residence, choice of mode, and latent demand.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 4 reports as PB-258 578-SET, PC E99/MF E99.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0092-76-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60063
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 2003 12:00AM