SUBSIDIZED TAXI PROGRAMS FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

The report examines subsidized taxi systems serving elderly and handicapped persons in six locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. The systems studied are San Leandro, Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Lafayette, and Fremont. These systems are designed to deliver taxi service at a reasonable cost to target groups residing within the program areas. The objectives of the report are: (1) to describe six programs which deliver transportation service to elderly and handicapped persons utilizing the subsidized taxi mode; (2) to identify the essential similarities and differences among these programs; (3) to illustrate, in qualitative terms, the nature of the costs, efficiencies and impacts on taxi operators, subsidizers, and users of the six approaches; and (4) to interpret this information and identify those findings which appear to be transferable to planners in other localities. The subsidized taxi programs are successfully delivering transportation service to elderly and handicapped residents in all locations as evidenced by rising client enrollment and ridership volumes. Overall, response to the programs has been and continues to be extremely favorable.

  • 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

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Bloomfield, P
    • Flynn, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-77-9Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1081
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1981 12:00AM