Vehicle Guide for Integrating Non-Urban School and Public Transportation Services

The need for public transportation in non-urban areas is an immediate and serious problem. Many of the nation's non-urban residents live in areas without any public transportation service, and many live in areas in the level is minimal. Additionally, national statistics suggest that 1 in 4 households does not have an automobile, and nearly 1 in 3 non-urban residents either has no automobile or cannot drive. This absence of ground transportation concerns many non-urban communities because residents are unable to access health and human services and employment opportunities. The objectives of the research are to: (1) develop a selection guide for specifying requirements and features for vehicles for public and school transportation uses in non-urbanized areas; and (2) assess the effects of multiple-use vehicles on policies, operations, maintenance, and funding of participating riders and providers.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $163986.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-19A(2)

  • 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:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Team, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Blair, David

  • Start Date: 20020530
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20070130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7506

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463170
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-19A(2)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:18PM