Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 50. What is the Impact of an Aging Population on System Planning and Investment Policies?

The aging of our population is one of the defining characteristics of the United States that will have dramatic effects in the coming years. While this is a phenomenon of which transportation professionals have been for some time, more insight is needed regarding its implications. For example, what does it mean with respect to driving? What types of transportation services will best serve an aging population in rural and urban areas? What are the locations of elderly-oriented activities that an effective transportation system should serve? There is a need for an analysis of the implications of an aging population on transportation systems planning. The objective of this study is to provide an overview of aging-population issues and to identify implications to transportation systems planning.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    McCready, Ronald

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Consulting, Incorporated

    101 Lucas Valley Road
    San Rafael, CA  United States  94903-1791
  • Start Date: 20041216
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11665

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557241
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:01AM