This paper reviews the development of paratransit services in Canada since 1970 in dial-a-bus, privately operated systems, transportation pooling options and specialized services for the handicapped. It also outlines the role of the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as the private operators in fostering paratransit systems implementation. The paper deals with the difficulties of evaluating paratransit projects since evaluation relies mostly on subjective judgement due to a lack of quantifiable performance criteria. It outlines a list of criteria against which all the Canadian paratransit projects are evaluated. These criteria can be summed up in five main categories: systems performance, operational efficiency, economics, social impact and environmental impact. Finally, the paper attempts to predict the future paths of paratransit development in Canada. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Performed by the Canadian Surface Transportation Administration, Urban Transportation Research Branch.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec  Canada  H3A 2R3
  • Authors:
    • LEHUEN, A
    • Suen, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM