FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE MOBILITY CLUB CONCEPT IN RURAL AND SMALL URBAN AREAS (TRANSPORTATION FOR THE DISADVANTAGED)

This report documents a feasibility study of the Mobility Club concept as applied to a small city and a rural area. The purpose of this overview is to examine the concept in a slightly broader perspective so that results of the study can be interpreted in the context of other geographic areas. The Mobility Club was conceived as a means of providing door to door, demand responsive transportation to the handicapped at low cost. The Mobility Club has two distinctively separate driver and user groups, and can handle many trip patterns for a variety of purposes. Because of its flexibility, the club can be tailored to incorporate features that make it adaptable to the needs of a particular locality and/or particular groups. Having examined the Mobility Club concept within an urban and rural environment, it was decided that the rural application looked more attractive at the present time. A cost estimate for the rural application showed that potential yearly deficits were within the range of local funding. Key elements of the implementation plan for the local demonstration project include the establishment of intergovernmental and community responsibilities; clearance of relevant licensing or insurance constraints; planning of organizational infrastructure; establish a tentative start-up data and service period; administration of a monitoring program; and, evaluating the system following the end of the service demonstration period.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 1489
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM