Demonstration of Paratransit/Fixed-Route Feeder Service for ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit requirements allow transit operators to offer paratransit service to and from an accessible fixed-route service to those individuals designated as ADA paratransit eligible under eligibility Category 3. In addition, there may be other ADA-eligible individuals who could take advantage of feeder service if appropriate assistance were provided. Feeder service may have potential to realize significant cost savings compared to providing direct paratransit service for all trips. However, this potential is largely untested, and numerous operational and policy issues remain to be resolved. Although many U.S. systems are planning or considering feeder service, so far there is little practical experience with feeder service in urban areas. The objective of this project is to conduct a demonstration of feeder service as a component of ADA paratransit. A demonstration project should include a structured, formal evaluation by an entity independent of the system conducting the demonstration.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $240000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project B-01A

  • 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:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Regional Transit Authority

    New Orleans, LA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wilson-Sider, Karen

  • Start Date: 19970102
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20040701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460058
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project B-01A
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM