Providing Senior Citizens Mobility at Minimum Public Cost

Demographics trends in the US indicate significant increases in the number of people aged 65 years and over (seniors) and underscore the need to expand senior services. These services will include assisted transportation for older citizens who would no longer drive. Increases in senior demand for demand-responsive services, which tend to be very expensive to provide, will aggravate the financial situation of transit agencies, which already must rely on subsidies to maintain operations. There is the need therefore to devise and adopt innovative mobility services as well as methods of payment to meet the inevitable increase in the needs of seniors. The objective of this study is to examine ways of accomplishing that.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nuworsoo, Cornelius

    • Start Date: 20080801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20091201
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18136

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462574
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2008-NBG-1021
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:06PM