CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION AND HUMAN NEEDS IN THE 70'S-THE SECOND PHASE

THIS REPORT COVERS A CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD IN JULY 1972 AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ON "TRANSPORTATION AND HUMAN NEEDS IN THE 1970'S". THE PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE WAS TO EXPLORE THE METHODS THAT ARE OR COULD BE EMPLOYED BY PUBLIC TRANSIT BODIES TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF TRANSIT DEPENDENT GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE GROUPS INCLUDE: THE ELDERLY, HANDICAPPED PERSONS, YOUTH, THE URBAN POOR, THE RURAL POOR AND OTHER DEPRIVED OF THE REGULAR USE OF AN AUTOMOBILE IN ORDER TO REACH THEIR PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT. ATTENDEES INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES OF GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NEEDS OF THE TRANSIT DEPENDENT POPULATION, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY, KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE U.S. CONGRESS, INDUSTRY, LABOR, UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INTERESTED GROUPS. THE REPORT INCLUDES FOUR BACKGROUND PAPERS WHICH WERE PREPARED FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS, PAPERS WHICH WERE GIVEN AT THE CONFERENCES, REPORTS ON THE VARIOUS WORKSHOPS WHICH WERE HELD, RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS RESULTING FROM THE CONFERENCE, PARTICIPANTS VIEWS AND OPINIONS, A FORECAST OF THE FUTURE OF MASS TRANSIT FOR THE DISABLED AND DISADVANTAGED, AND A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-DC-06-0070-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    American University

    5475 Woodward Avenue
    Washington, DC  USA  20016
  • Publication Date: 1972-7-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 353 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Proc
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1982 12:00AM