2005 PARATRANSIT SURVEY : OPERATORS SQUEEZED BY INCREASING DEMAND, LEAN FINANCES

Paratransit service is typically one in which a public transportation service provides mobility options to that segment of the population that has no alternatives. This usually covers people with disabilities and the elderly, and the service is almost always operated without a fixed-route basis. This article reports on a survey of 40 operators representing 7,145 vehicles solely dedicated to paratransit service. The survey presents results from 10 questions that were asked focusing on topics such as fleet characteristics, ridership, accessibility, purchasing abilities, operating revenues, integrating routes, and challenges faced. Meeting rider demand was cited as the prevailing concern, with budgets and costs coming in second. Other challenges identified included staffing and equipment issues, accessibility and eligibility, customer service, integration, geographical concerns, and service contracts.

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    • Page range: pp 22-24, 26
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    21061 S Western Avenue
    Torrance, CA  United States  90501-1711
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 3p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:58PM