Embracing Paratransit Transportation: A Coordinated, Community Approach

This paper takes a look at how Sound Transit - the regional transit authority in Washington State’s Central Puget Sound area - is working with the broader community to improve regional mobility for people unable to transport themselves due to income status, age, or disability. It explores paratransit services as a community responsibility, rather than solely an ADA complementary transit responsibility. Utilizing the coordination concepts and tools provided by the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility “United We Ride” initiative and Washington State’s Agency Council on Coordinated Transportation, Sound Transit is facilitating a multi-faceted project which will: (1) identify regional transportation needs and develop a strategic plan to address the most critical needs in the Central Puget Sound region; (2) utilize intelligent technology systems to streamline trip bookings between five transit agencies; (3) develop an on-line, customer searchable database of transportation providers filtered by the customers’ particular special transportation needs; and (4) develop a public information plan that gets the word out about the region’s mobility options.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 2005 Bus & Paratransit Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594163
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2005 3:32PM