Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SB-26. Use of Taxis in Public Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Public transit agencies are being motivated to increase the use of taxis for passengers with disabilities and older adults. The high cost of door to door van services, economic strain on public budgets, and the advancement of technology are three examples of factors contributing to this. As communities explore the use of taxis in public transportation there are lessons to be learned from those who have taxi programs in place for people with disabilities and older adults. A synthesis is needed to report on current practice, trends, and to identify challenges using taxis in public transportation. It will identify agencies that use taxis and in public transportation and provide an inventory of the services provided, as well as other trends. Transit agencies might be guided through the documented experience of peers with taxi service to plan wisely and avoid pitfalls.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

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

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    KFH Group, Inc.

  • Principal Investigators:

    Ellis, Elizabeth

  • Start Date: 20141002
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37588

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543409
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2014 1:01AM