In August 1976, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (the Metropolitan Planning Organization) began a process to develop a plan which would meet the transportation needs of the elderly and handicapped persons in Lake and Porter Counties. The First Phase of the planning process was an inventory of existing transportation (Volume I), and a survey of user needs (Volume II). This report, Volume I of II Volumes, describes the First Phase of the planning process, namely, the transportation situation of the mobility-limited people in Northwest Indiana; it also documents the first planning phase--data gathering and analysis, committee organization, alternative evaluation, and initial recommendation. There are 46 agencies providing some transportation to the elderly and handicapped people, ranging from medical patient reimbursement to special Dial-A-Ride vans to regular bus and train service at reduced rates. The results of a survey of users of the services reveal that half (32,500) of the 65,000 elderly and handicapped in the two counties need better transportation or have none at all.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-290686.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

    8149 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, IN  United States  46322

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • STRAINS, S R
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0072-79-1Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1981 12:00AM