THE TEXAS EXPERIENCE

The basic concept of this paper is to relate how state government become involved in transportation for the elderly and handicapped, what has been accomplished since its involvement, and the plans for future involvement. Texas involvement began with a study of the problem entitled Elderly and Handicapped Transportation in Texas--Defining the Problem published by this Department in February, 1976. The primary purpose of this document was to bring attention to the problem in Texas and to serve as a reference manual for local and area planners. Our study of the problem combined with our involvement in the two grant programs enabled the Department to become aware of the need for more information on the status of public transportation in Texas. This Department in cooperation with two other state agencies conducted a transportation provider inventory and survey to gain this additional information. The results of this survey indicated the need for coordination and consolidation of human services transportation providers to avoid duplication of service. In response to this need, a Resource Advisory Group for Human Services Transportation in Texas has been organized by eight state agencies and two educational organizations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Proceedings of the International Conference on Transport for the Elderly and the Handicapped, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, Transport and Road Research Laboratory, England, and the Ministere d'Equipment (Transports) France.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University

    Transport Studies Group
    Department of Civil and Building Engineering
    Loughborough, Leicestershire  United Kingdom  LE11 3TU
  • Authors:
    • FISHER, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 192-198
  • Monograph Title: MOBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED AT CAMBRIDGE, APRIL 4-7 1978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM