THE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A NEEDS ANALYSIS

The objectives of this study were to look at the transportation needs of the transit dependent not being met by existing or planned transportation systems in the District of Columbia and to make recommendations that address these needs. Emphasis was on low cost improvements that utilize existing resources. While recognizing that all segments of the population have such needs they are more acute for certain groups of the population: the low income, the elderly, the handicapped and the youth. This study analyzed the needs of the transit dependent population in an area of the District of Columbia east of the Anacostia River. Three factors influenced the selection of the study. First, its area population had a significant number of transit dependent persons; second, it is relatively isolated; third, there are only a small number of commercial developments in the area. This report presents an overview of the study area followed by a Transportation Needs Analysis statement of the various transit dependent population groups. Recommendations that were developed to address the identified needs are then outlined and followed by a summary of community reaction to each proposal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    District of Columbia Department of Transportation

    2000 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0033
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM