The objectives of this study are to identify: current and latent demands for specialized transportation in New York State; current State and Federal programs applicable to specialized transportation; a methodology to measure the effectiveness of coordination/consolidation in demographic areas; as well as to develop modifications to existing State and Federal legislation and regulations to assist coordination/consolidation efforts. This report outlines a procedure to plan, develop, and implement coordination/consolidation options. The study developed consolidation scenarios for typical locations within an urban, suburban, and small urban/rural setting. Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County) was selected for the urban scenario, Hempstead for the suburban, and Tompkins County for the small urban by the NY State Department of Transportation and the Project Advisory Committee based on the following five criteria: availability of data; evidence of concern, presence of public transit provider; community conditions amenable to proposed consolidation options; and no comparable effort underway. It has been estimated that $80-100 million in public funds is spent per year on specialized transportation services in NY State in addition to $25 million per year for reduced fares for the elderly and handicapped on public transit systems. The author estimated the client group for this study as 2,694,000 individuals and that specialized transit systems in NY State supply 175,000 trips/day; latent demand is estimated as 1,945,000 trips/day. This report summarizes the study's findings, conclusions, and recommendations; it states that the conclusions herein should be broadly applicable to all governmental levels in a variety of locations. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Public Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-09-8001-79-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM