The overall objective of the study was to develop a planned approach to solving the mobility problems of persons with special needs-the transportation handicapped. More specific objectives were as follows: identify the characteristics and needs of the group of the transportation handicapped; establish the accessibility difficulties of the existing fixed route MBTA service and develop a planned approach for improvements in order to provide increased mobility for this group; identify other existing transportation resources which provide services to this group and develop a planned approach for alternative specialized service (door-to-door and feeder to fixed route) which addresses the unmet mobility needs of this group; provide meaningful participation of advisory groups throughout the planning process and communicate results to a large public forum; and develop an integrated implementation plan. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared by Applied Resource Integration Limited under contract No. PD-037 from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    150 Causeway Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02114
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 237 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM