TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSPORTATION HANDICAPPED. VOLUME 4. TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS FOR THE HANDICAPPED

This report examines transportation solutions for the transportation handicapped (TH) through three broad strategies - public transit, alternative special services, and private transportation. The first section presents 51 physical and operational solutions for existing systems. To aid the TH it is necessary to construct groups of solutions. These are then presented as minimum, medium and maximum accessibility combinations for terminals, urban bus or trolley, rail rapid-transit, and intraurban bus, railroad and air modes. The use of a personal vehicle for the disabled who can learn to drive is described. Four problems of the disabled driver are presented along with data on adaptive controls. Six aspects of specialized transportation services and four principal vehicle types are examined. Twelve possible systems based on different combinations of service characteristics and provider type are described. Finally a description is given of two operating systems, one in Sweden, the other in Delaware.

  • 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: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0092-76-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60063
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 2003 12:00AM