One of the highest priorities identified by the Transportation Task Force of the Urban Consortium for Technology Initiatives during its first year was providing transportation to handicapped and elderly citizens. The publication describes how a number of localities have dealt with this problem. A wide range of existing innovative local government approaches to transportation for elderly and handicapped persons were investigated and described. Detailed case studies were prepared for most of the services described in the report. No single example presents a complete answer to the problem of mobility for elderly and handicapped persons. However, the examples collectively identify the variety of options which are available to local officials and the need to fit solutions to local situations. In the report, the service descriptions are grouped informally according to the type of service provided in various cities throughout the United States. In the interest of examining the relative merits of each approach, a summary table of key characteristics is provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0122-79-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UMTA-DC-06-0122
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM