Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 31. Elderly Issues in the Transportation Planning Process

The purpose of this research is to inquire of the state department's of transportation (DOT's) and metropolitan planning organization's (MPO's), what kinds of planning activities are underway to accommodate the special needs of the well elderly as they travel the transportation system in both urban and rural areas of the states. What is the current state-of-the-practice with regards to planning for the elderly users of our transportation system? How is planning for the elderly population taken into consideration when developing the State Long Range Transportation Plans? Are there ongoing efforts to identify any special needs during the planning process? What data is routinely collected? What information is available and routinely used as the basis for planning? What examples of good practice are available to guide states who wish to improve their planning practice with regards to planning for the elderly users of the system? The results of this research will be useful to planning practitioners in MPO's and state departments of transportation as they revise their long range transportation plans, and to engineers as they set road standards.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • 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:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Grimm, Lewis

  • Start Date: 20021203
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030903
  • Source Data: RiP Project 6557

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557268
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:02AM