IMPROVING THE MOBILITY OF THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED THROUGH USER-SIDE SUBSIDIES

Special transportation assistance is currently provided for elderly and handicapped persons through a variety of programs at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Unfortunately, certain requirements for the earmarking of funds and certain administrative procedures associated with these programs appear to have created major impediments to the efficient provision of transportation services. This paper suggests three steps by which the efficiency of transportation services for the elderly and handicapped can be increased: (a) relaxing certain earmarking requirements, (b) fostering greater cooperation between administrative agencies, and (c) disbursing funds through user-side subsidy schemes that permit users to patronize the transportation providers of their choice. The implementation of user-side subsidies is emphasized. Several existing applications of the user-side subsidy approach are reviewed, and some potential applications are suggested for research and experimentation. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 18-24
  • Monograph Title: Improving transportation services for the elderly, the handicapped, and the disadvantaged
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902689X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM