PLAN FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ATLANTA REGION

The recommended plan outlined in this report covers five types of actions to be taken in order to improve transportation services to elderly and handicapped persons in the Atlanta (Georgia) Region. The five types are management actions aimed at improving the coordination of existing services, financing actions, operation actions to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness, regulatory actions, and public relations actions. The discussion covers the background, organization, and process of the study. Subsequent material deals with the target population and their service needs, service provider needs, user related policy needs, policies developed from a review of Federal regulations, policies evolved from an examination of similar programs, and the analysis of alternatives. Also considered are the various barriers -- financial, service, personnel, and attitude -- to service coordination and consolidation. The recommended plan which is designed to be implemented over a 5-year period is discussed in terms of the 5 types of actions. A program for monitoring and updating the plan is included. The appendices contain descriptions of the components of a transit service (e.g., service schedules, vehicle occupancy), information on the consumer's view of the costs and service characteristics of a specialized transportation service, and sample data collection forms for the monitoring and updating program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Executive Summary available from PROJECT SHARE, P.O. Box
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    225 Peachtree Street, NE
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30303

    Atlanta Regional Commission

    230 Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30303

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM