INTEGRATED PARA-TRANSIT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR OFF-PEAK LOW DENSITY TRAVEL. REPORT 2. ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED TRANSPORTATION

The report provides guidelines for planning paratransit for off-peak and/or non-work travel. The report is designed as a comprehensive pre-implementation planning manual which will aid the planner in: (1) identifying the transportation needs of the local elderly and handicapped population; (2) estimating demand and system costs and benefits; (3) identifying sources of funding; and (4) identifying and evaluating various service combination options. Some of the areas covered are: federal legislation; sources for funding; issues that will affect transportation planning; travel behavior including current demand and estimates of latent demand; major transportation alternatives; the coordination of existing transportation services provided by social service agencies; the accessibility of existing bus or rail systems; separate fixed route bus system; demand responsive transit; ride-sharing; and solutions to problems presented. The report contains a Bibliography and Appendices A and B: 'Transportation Survey of the Mobility Limited' and 'Service Coordination Survey', respectively.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Report 1, PB-295464, and Report 3, PB-295466. Also available in a set of 3 reports, PB-295463-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    School of Urban Sciences
    Chicago, IL  United States  60680

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McKnight, C
    • Walsh, M
    • Gallery, M
    • Willens, R
    • Stanton-Masten, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0023-79-2Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM