A major effort has been undertaken by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to Congressional interest in and legislation for the "planning and design of mass transportation facilities to meet special needs of the elderly and handicapped." The total endeavor involves a number of parallel and interdependent areas of activity ranging from a national survey to identify and quantify the transportation handicapped population to a national perspective of the state of the art concerning transportation for transportation handicapped people. As a first step in this multi-phased program, UMTA funded a comprehensive national study using probability techniques and procedures which provide quantified information on the transportation handicapped population in urban areas of the United States. This information includes the number of transportation handicapped people, their characteristics, their current transportation behavior, the perceived barriers that inhibit using public transportation as often as they would like, and an assessment of solution alternatives designed to improve transportation for transportation handicapped people. The national survey is considered to be a major component of the total endeavor since it establishes a firm base of knowledge on the transportation handicapped population on a national basis, which until now did not exist.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also reports dated Oct 76, PB-263 868, and Sep 78, PB-290 161.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs

    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0054-78-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM