A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED

The five phases of the Plan were to develop citizen coordination, establish objectives, collect and analyze census data, develop scenarios for system development, and to generate the selection process. The options for meeting the transportation needs were accessible fixed-route service, demand-responsive transportation operated by public sector, operated privately for profit sector, operated privately for non-profit sector, and multi-modal systems. Before making recommendations, it was necessary to compare these alternatives, from which the most viable option was to be selected. The study group recommended that the City Council consider the combined fixed-route demand-responsive system alternative, which utilizes taxis and the existing bus fleet. This alternative provides the necessary capacity and flexibility in the most cost-effective manner. Further, the study emphasizes the need to create a Planner/Coordinator position to provide the program with effective management. This report contains a Bibliography and Appendices I through XII.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Tacoma, Wash.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Puget Sound Council of Governments

    Grand Central on the Park, 216 First Avenue South
    Seattle, WA  USA  98104

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • King, L
    • Kirkemo, G
    • Porter, M J
    • Cameron, J
    • Jenks, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 226 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WA-09-0013-78-1
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-WA-09-0013
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2002 12:00AM