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Mass transit for elderly and handicapped persons

United States. General Accounting Office

Mass transit for elderly and handicapped persons

Urban Mass Transportation Administration"s actions : Department of Transportation : report of the Comptroller General of the United States.

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Urban Mass Transportation Administration.,
  • Local transit.,
  • Older people -- Transportation -- United States.,
  • People with disabilities -- United States -- Transportation.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 79 p. ;
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17817326M

    The size of the mass transportation operation during the peak period is also a major determinant of costs. As a result, in Europe and North America the automobile became mass transportation's chief competitor. Travelers make rational choices of the modes they use, each choosing the one that serves him or her best, although best may be viewed differently by each traveler. Urban transportation services directly affect the character and quality of urban life, which can differ among individuals who have access to different kinds and amounts of transportation services. Workers relied heavily on mass transportation during the war and longed for the freedom and flexibility of the automobile.

    Birenbaum, A. Men may get priority use of the household car for work trips because they may be the primary wage earner and because women have traditionally been more involved in child care and household management. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. If you have scheduled a telephone hearing, please make sure the Mobility Appeals, OECP has a good contact number to reach you at the designated date and time. PubMed Google Scholar 6. The disadvantage of distance-based fares is that the operator must distinguish travelers by their trip lengths, which is done by checking fares when passengers enter and leave the system.

    As automobiles became more widespread, there was political and economic pressure to expand the road network. Baltimore, University Park Press, Thus, to the traveler, increasing station spacing may not decrease door-to-door travel time. The main challenges facing mass transportation policymakers are the dispersal of development through suburban growth and increases in capital and operating costs, which require either higher fares, greater subsidies, or both. Technical advisory number 1.


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Mass transit for elderly and handicapped persons by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF Ebook

This problem has been reduced by using larger buses—double-deck vehicles in Europe and longer, articulated buses in both Europe and the United States. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Kirby, R.

In each bus, several priority seats were located at the front of the lower deck. The transportation available to an individual is the collective result of government policies, the overall demand for travel in the region, competition among different modes, and the resources available to each individual to buy services.

Advocates of increased transit subsidies often say they just want to provide people with more options. There are two problems with this line of reasoning. Baltimore, Brookes,pp.

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If the automobile provides superior service for the majority of riders, why not let the market operate without government intervention, perhaps leading to the demise of transit?

Grey Advertising, Inc. Others walk a few blocks to the nearest bus stop and use public transit to get to their destination. There are a number of ways to increase and maintain mass transit ridership.

There are lots of alternative modes of transportation. Men may get priority use of the household car for work trips because they may be the primary wage earner and because women have traditionally been more involved in child care and household management.

Davis, F. Department of Transportation, San Diego, California, A single bus, Mass transit for elderly and handicapped persons book it is full 50 to 80 passengerscan carry as many people as 50 or 60 cars, which normally operate with fewer than 2 occupants.

Field experiments show that improving other service factors, such as comfort, safety from crime, and cleanliness of vehicles and stations, contributes less to ridership Mass transit for elderly and handicapped persons book than improvements to the basic service attributes of travel time, frequency, and reliability.

Contact your local senior center to find out if you can sign up for a Senior CharlieCard there. Mass transportation services that have higher capacity passengers per hour and offer faster, more reliable service e. The future of mass transportation Mass transportation performs important economic, social, and environmental functions in cities, ranging from providing basic mobility services in developing countries, to securing the viability of dense business districts, to meeting all the transportation requirements for those unable to use automobiles, to reducing the negative impacts of automobile congestion.Nov 07,  · How to Get Government Assistance for Elderly.

Whether you are taking care of an aging parent, or acting as an advocate and caregiver for an elderly person who needs extra support, there are government assistance programs available.

Several. Transportation for Seniors Description. Transportation is crucial to ensure access to essential services such as medical care and grocery shopping. The availability of adequate transportation enables older persons to live independently in their communities, helps to prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care placement.

Incorporated inthe Company initially provided transportation to medical appointments for senior residents of a single community. Under the auspices of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, today the organization provides transportation services to seniors and the disabled residing in twenty-one communities in central Massachusetts.Mass Motorization and Mass Transit: An American History and Policy Analysis.

Indiana Pdf Press, This book began with the observation that the United States relies on cars and elderly and handicapped persons, and suburban residents. Geographically, transit’s most significant recent gains in ridership have been Cited by: Some riders are eligible for reduced fares.

Military personnel and children 11 and under ride for free. No matter which type of reduced fare card you have, all reduced fare prices are the same.Mass Motorization and Mass Transit: Ebook American History and Policy Analysis.

Indiana University Press, This book began with the observation that the United States relies on cars and elderly and handicapped persons, and suburban residents.

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Geographically, transit’s most significant recent gains in ridership have been Cited by: