DEMAND RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION AND THE TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED: A MARKETING CASE STUDY FOR FREEPORT, NEW YORK

This report examines both the needs and the existing transportation opportunities of the transportation disadvantaged in a suburban community where these individuals constitute a significant part of the population. The travel patterns of individual segments including school transportation (including parochial and private) handicapped students, housing authority residents, co-op social service activities center, the elderly, medicaid, and welfare transportation) are examined. The capabilities of the Dial-a-Ride in meeting the needs of the above groups are assessed. The report also presents an analysis which is used to indicate geographically, which sections of the Freeport area should have the greatest propensity to use Dial-a-Ride. The economic aspects of demand-responsive-transportation in Freeport are also analyzed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201
  • Authors:
    • Yedlin, M B
    • Falcocchio, J C
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NY-11-0014
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM