THE EFFECT OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS ON PARATRANSIT DEMAND OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

In this paper, the authors describe a passenger education program to encourage responsible use of paratransit by individuals with disabilities. State-of-the-art econometric techniques are used to evaluate the program's success. It is found that it has moderate effects on demand for transportation, but large effects on how passengers use the transportation. In particular, passengers are more responsible about meeting the transportation at the curb rather than waiting for help inside their homes. Cost-benefit analysis of the program suggests that it is a long-term worthwhile activity.

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  • Authors:
    • Fitzgerald, J
    • Shaunesey, D
    • Stern, S
  • Publication Date: 2000-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 19 2000 12:00AM