COMMUNITY BROKERAGE OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

This document reports on a unique way of providing transportation and transportation-related services (e.g., information and scheduling) to elderly and handicapped individuals in a small geographic area. In the Mountain View Community Broker project, a community broker furnished his clients with individualized primary service information and scheduling assistance. He also drove these clients to their destinations in a 12-passenger van. The project was intended to demonstrate the economic and operational feasibility of combining these functions in one role. The report describes the community broker concept and project operations; assesses the economic feasibility of the idea; discusses the project's impact on the target group; and provides some commentary on ways a community-broker type of project could be integrated into the existing network of social services for the handicapped and elderly. /Author/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration under contract to DOT, Transportation Systems Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  United States  94025
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • ISBN: UM827/R8712
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA06-0002-78-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1081
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM