ERIC Number: ED165753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Transportation Services for the Elderly. A Planning Guide Prepared for the N.C. Governor's Coordinating Council on Aging.
This planning guide is designed to aid communities and service agencies in their choices for setting up transportation services for the elderly. Preliminary steps involve defining service objectives, and may also involve determining need; several alternative methods of predicting demand are discussed. Alternatives to actual service include the special bus for the elderly. This service may be provided directly by the coordinating agency and include vehicles such as specially equipped vans, school buses, and station wagons. Cost, revenues, and legal issues of such service are discussed in depth. Another alternative is the reduced fare program whereby older adults may ride existing public transit at a reduced fare. Volunteer services, with private groups providing transit alternatives to the elderly are also discussed. Tables list federal, local, and private funding sources for providing transportation for older Americans. (MBR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Council on Aging, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Extension Univ.
Note: For related documents, see IR 006 689-694 ; Some pages marginally legible due to small type