Improving Public Transportation Options for Older Persons

Persons age 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of our population, led by a steady surge in the ranks of people age 85 and older. It is estimated that by 2030, one in five persons in the United States will be 65 years and older. National data and research on actual travel patterns show that a disproportionately large number of older persons experience immobility and social isolation. These problems are expected to grow with the number of older persons in the United States. The objective of this project is to prepare a workbook for transportation providers and planners that presents exemplary transportation services and proposes innovative transportation alternatives to enable older persons in the United States to maintain their independence.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project B-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Westat, Incorporated

    1650 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20850
  • Principal Investigators:

    Burkhardt, Jon

  • Start Date: 19991004
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020512
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7531

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459294
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project B-19
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:00PM