TRANSPORTATION NEEDS FOR THE ELDERLY, HANDICAPPED AND LOW INCOME OF MISSISSIPPI

The purpose of this report is to examine the elderly and disadvantaged population of Mississippi and define how transportation fits into their needs for daily living. Essential segments of this study are the identification of existing transportation resources within the state, categorization of deficiencies in existing facilities, and appraisal of future efforts needed to provide the transportation services for the elderly and disadvantaged. In view of the problems of the transportation disadvantaged defined by this study; i.e., need for critical tips due to rural isolation; coordination of existing programs, facilities, and support systems within local government bodies as well as private sources emerges as the most promising approach to providing better services to meet the needs in Mississippi. Five alternatives are noted for coordinating the existing resources of the state: Coordination of social service providers who need transportation for their clients; coordination of transportation systems and social service agencies who are or could be potential transportation providers; equipment purchasing coordination for all agencies; coordination of site location; coordination and integration of funding sources and user restrictions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Mississippi State Highway Department and Mississippi Council on Aging. Financed in part through a grant from DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hensley-Schmidt, Incorporated

    512 East Pearle Street
    Jackson, MI  USA  39201
  • Authors:
    • Van Sickel, K
    • Heathington, K W
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM