The product of this research project is a three-report reference to aid in planning for off-peak transportation services. They constitute a comparison volume to a report entitled: Para-Transit: An Assessment of Past Experience and Planning Methods for the Future, Volumes 1 and 2 (available from NTIS), which describes the use of paratransit modes in the provision of journey-to-work transportation in low density areas. This present three-report volume provides guidelines for planning paratransit for off-peak and/or non-work travel. As a summary of off-peak trip characteristics, Report 1, provides the background for two subsequent reports: Report 2: Elderly and Handicapped Transportation and Report 3: Planning Methodology (available from NTIS). It is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to furnish the basic nature of off-peak travel. With some exceptions, this report may be viewed as an examination of non-work trips, since most of the travel discussed here relates to other trip purposes. Most of the data in this report are based on the Chicago area, since this area is felt to be representative of many of the transportation problems facing urban areas today. (UMTA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The three reports are published individually, as PB-295464/AS, PB-295465/AS, and PB-295466/AS, respectively.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    Chicago, IL  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cardoso, A
    • Gallery, M
    • Lewis, D
    • Soot, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 257 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0023-79
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2002 12:00AM