This analysis is designed to identify public transportation needs of Georgia's rural transportation disadvantaged including elderly Georgians 60 years of age and older, and the handicapped under Section 16(b)(2) and Section 147. Approximately 12 percent or a half million of Georgia;'s population are over 60 years of age. One fourth of this group is handicapped numbering around 130 thousand. It is estimated that 1.5 percent of Georgia's under 60 population, or 60 thousand, are handicapped. Georgia's rural population approximates two million people. The rural target population, this study's focus, slightly exceeds 400 thousand of which 34 percent are transportation deficient. Subsequently, rural Georgians require 611.3 thousand trips to satisfy 135.4 thousand rural transportation deficient citizens. This analysis provides a cursory view by use of a broad-brush sketch plan. Many data gaps exist; the estimates are crude! Therefore, reliance on a professional "best-judgment" to identify Georgia's transport needy predominates. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-42
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation in rural and suburban areas
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026903
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM