TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED: THE SAN DIEGO STUDY

The purpose of a recent transportation study in the San Diego region was to estimate the needs of elderly and handicapped citizens and to develop a comprehensive program and policy package to meet those needs. Both the methodology and the recommendations of the study may be applicable elsewhere. Because of the varying financial, operational, and management structures associated with different types of transportation service, demand estimates were built around five categories of transportation service. This classification system directly related limitations on the mobility of different groups of handicapped persons to the types of transportation service required by those limitations. Statistical surveys were avoided. Demand for each type of service was estimated from available statistics, from other studies, and from extensive interviews with social service agencies. The study found that there was heavy demand for services other than conventional, fixed-route bus transit. Because this implied that cost was a major issue, emphasis in program and policy design was placed on the development of cost options. Operational and institutional aspects of the service were also considered. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 24-30
  • Monograph Title: Improving transportation services for the elderly, the handicapped, and the disadvantaged
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902689X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM