A Systematic Review of Research on Boarding/Disembarking

Among key stakeholders in the transportation field, there is consensus that, for seniors and people with disabilities, there are two central design challenges associated with boarding and disembarking systems: the limited space in the front of a low floor bus and the slope of ramps used on low floor buses. Yet, the range of accessibility barriers has not been systematically studied. The field needs valid research data related to boarding and disembarking to support development of standards, improved vehicle designs, and operating procedures and policies to solve these problems. This paper reports the results of a systematic review of four decades of related research. Our preliminary review reveals the clear need for more rigorous human factors research that explores boarding and disembarking for seniors and people with disabilities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01156965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-2387
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 24 2010 2:08PM