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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



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  • Older people -- Transportation -- United States -- Planning.,
  • Local transit -- United States -- Planning.,
  • Local transit -- United States -- Management.

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Edition Notes

StatementJon E. Burkhardt, Adam T. McGavock, Charles A. Nelson.
SeriesTCRP report,, 82, Report (Transit Cooperative Research Program) ;, 82.
ContributionsMcGavock, Adam T., Nelson, Charles A., Mitchell, C. G. B., United States. Federal Transit Administration., Transit Cooperative Research Program., Transit Development Corporation., National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
LC ClassificationsHQ1063.5 .B87 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3575064M
ISBN 100309067693
LC Control Number2002113156

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Improving Transportation Options for Older Americans Seniors face many transportation challenges as they age, and state governments have an important role to play in helping them to overcome those challenges. A companion brief looked at driver’s licensing procedures some states have implemented to ensure seniors are still safe drivers. THE TRAVEL PATTERNS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. In just over 8 percent of those ages 5 to 20 years, percent of those ages 21 to 64 years, and percent of those ages 65 years and over reported some level of disability (U.S. Census Bureau, ).As is well known, the older people are, the more likely they are to report a disability and the more severe it is likely to be; for Cited by: Getting around easily is very important to people of all ages and especially older adults who may no longer drive. Consumers can easily register with AgeWell for various options for older adult transportation, including Access (Allegheny County’s shared-ride program that can be used to go to many locations), Older People Transportation (OPT which is similar to Access but limited to medical. For areas outside of the DCTA service area, SPAN Transit offers transportation options for older persons, people with disabilities, veterans, and the general public. They also provide nutrition education and Meals on Wheels. For information on provided services, call () or visit Who provides public transportation?

basis — also referred to as “public transportation” or “mass transit”. Reduced rate fares and additional transportation services are available for older adults and persons with disabilities. Information about routes, schedules, fares, and special services are available through your public transit agency. ×Find information regarding COVID Login. Live. Human Services and Care. Human Services; Kane Community Living Centers.   The American Public Transportation Association’s Fact Book shows that the average number of riders on transit buses has declined from 12 to 9 . TRANSPORTATION AND OLDER PERSONS: Perceptions and Preferences A Report on Focus Groups by Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D. Center for Transportation Studies and Age Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Public Policy Institute, formed in , is part of the Public Affairs Group of the Size: KB.