An inventory of paratransit services was performed as part of a larger transportation research effort to address concerns regarding congestion, air quality and energy consumption. A mail survey was used to gather information concerning service area, operations characteristics and cost, ridership and vehicle type for all paratransit modes. Follow-up interviews were conducted with operators in some categories to insure that an adequate sample was obtained. The services covered included taxicabs, commercial auto rental and leasing, limousines, shuttle services, school bus, church service, subscription service and special transportation services for the elderly and handicapped. The inventory revealed that while many transit dependent individuals and groups are served through paratransit that are not sufficiently served by fixed-line services and areas that are yet lacking in any services. For the future the paratransit services must be coordinated followed by fitting to-gether paratransit and fixed line transit together to give one intergrated system to meet the needs of St. Louis.

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

    East-West Gateway Coordinating Council

    112 North 4th Street, Suite 1200
    St Louis, MO  United States  63102
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EWG-TS-0370.10.0 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-IT-090090FHWA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1981 12:00AM