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Improving public transit options for older persons

by Jon E. Burkhardt

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

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

    • 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.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1063.5 .B87 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3575064M
      ISBN 100309067693
      LC Control Number2002113156
      OCLC/WorldCa51906321

      Human Transit is the blog of Jarrett Walker, author of a book by the same title. Walker's book provides insights drawn from his private consulting practice on best practices for transit planning. His blog surveys related topics on the practice of and communication regarding public transportation planning. Improving public transportation can seriously impact the development (and re-development) of our city. Good quality public transportation that is accessible to Milwaukeeans has the power to bridge gaps in social and economic mobility, improve physical mobility options for those who cannot drive (such as seniors, teenagers, and the disabled), improve our environment and ecological.

      more transit-dependent than other age groups. Older adults are an important transit market, with some preferring public transportation and others depending on it. Research by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) indicates that older adults are taking more of their trips on public Size: 1MB. However, healthy aging also is about supporting what older persons identify as being important for well-being—a purposeful role, relationships, possibility of enjoyment, autonomy, security, and potential for personal growth. Finally, healthy aging is about improving the vibrancy and resilience of communities where older adults reside.

      Older adults experience higher rates of injury and/or crime as pedestrians and users of public transit. The elderly are more likely to be vulnerable than people of other age groups when using public transportation. In addition, using the private car may be favored because other transportation options may not exist in the area. Older adults tend. J.P.C. Chuang, P. Chu/ Improving The Public Transit System For Routes the same numerical examples, our formulated approximated solution for headway gives more accurate results than the Hendrickson’s. Instead, we find the closed form of total costs and headway relationships, and we propose analytic functions to approximate the optimal by: 1.


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Improving public transit options for older persons by Jon E. Burkhardt Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Improving Public Transit Options for Older Persons The Demographic Challenge Between the year and the yearthe number of older persons in the United States is expected to double.

By that time, the proportion of our population 65 years of age and older will be much greater than today. Compared to today’s older persons, tomorrow’s.

Improving public transit options for older persons. Request This. Author Burkhardt, Jon E. Title Improving public transit options for older persons / Jon E.

Burkhardt, Adam T. McGavock, Charles A. Nelson. Format Book Strategies for improving public transportation access to. Get this from a library. Improving public transit options for older persons. Volume 1, Handbook. [Jon E Burkhardt; Adam T McGavock; Charles A Nelson; United States.

Federal Transit Administration.; Transit Cooperative Research Program.; Transit Development Corporation.; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.]. Promoting increasing and improving travel options for older people, such as adding public transit routes, vehicles, facilities and easily accessible stops.

1 Some have argued, however, that some roadway design features recommended in the ASHTO/TRIP report can actually make senior drivers less safe in other ways or can have consequences for. Research Sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration in Cooperation with the Transit Development Corporation SUBJECT AREAS Public Transit • Planning and Administration Improving Public Transit Options for Older Persons Volume 1: Handbook JON E.

BURKHARDT ADAM T. MCGAVOCK Westat Rockville, MD and CHARLES A. NELSON Creative Action, Inc. 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.

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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 inis part of the Public Affairs Group of the Size: KB.

Public transportation is very limited or nonexistent in America's suburbs and rural areas, where most older people live, and there is no indication that the situation will improve soon.

In fact, a recent study by Transportation for America finds that bymore than million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public. travel. The Rural Transit Fact Book documents these challenges. It found that only % of rural households had no vehicle available, as compared to % of households in urban areas.

Likewise, % of urban commuters used public transit and % walked to work. This compares to.6% of rural commuters using public transit and % walking to.

Strategic Transit Investments: Planning for future transit investments (transit centers, park and rides, acquisition of rights-of-way in strategic corridors and other transit initiatives).

This includes investments in alternative transit modes such as fixed-guideway options (Bus Rapid Transit, light rail, commuter rail, etc.). Travel Training: Public transit agencies and local aging organizations provide free, hands-on instruction to help older adults and persons with disabilities learn to travel safely and independently within public transit systems.

Topics discussed include the best routes to take to reach various destinations, hours of service, the cost of the. It is unrealistic to expect that transit providers will, without some outside assistance, be able to rapidly achieve maximally accessible, dignified transit options for all.

However, there are steps that transit services providers can and should be taking, even within current constraints, to. Public Transit Planning and Operation. Book by (1) Elsevier (UK, Oxford), The level of urbanization had a positive effect on improving the operating efficiency of public transit, whereas Author: Avishai Ceder.

Public transit serves as an economic engine. Public transportation is an integral part of the life of every citizen in the region and creates opportunities. Public transportation supports sustainability and economic development. Beliefs. We carry out our mission based on the following beliefs: Responsibility to .The final report includes four sections: (1) Trends and Prospects, (2) Transit System Characteristics That Better Serve the Travel Needs of Older Persons, (3) Strategies for Implementing Better.Urban Public Transit Demand A fixed-route demand model can be used to analyze whether existing transit service is meet- ing the communityâ s needs based on the type of service.

The model is based on household vehi- cle ownership, average walking distance to bus stops, and frequency of operation.