The study describes the implementation and early operation of a pilot project of fixed route, wheelchair accessible bus service on two routes of the San Diego Transit system. Five buses of the Transit Authority fleet were retrofitted with wheelchair lifts by the lift manufacturer. Four lift equipped buses are used in the service with one bus held as a spare. Relatively few lift problems have been encountered. Nevertheless, lift design improvements have been and are continually being made to improve its performance and usability. Ridership by wheelchair confined persons has been low and a number of possible reasons for this are enumerated. Wheelchair accessible bus service will incur added operational costs but insufficient experience has been generated to permit estimation of the annual amount.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CASEY, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-41, UMTA-MA-06-0049-77-8
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2002 12:00AM