Maintaining Transportation Services for People With Disabilities, Paratransit, and Other Service Needs During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected public transportation service availability. Many people rely on public transportation, now seen as an unsafe option. Besides identifying the best approaches to maintain transportation services generally, specific consideration must be given to people with unique needs who rely on public transportation options. This group comprises those with disabilities, seniors who no longer drive, people to whom only demand-response transportation is available, and others with unique needs.   This research will determine ways to maintain paratransit and other transportation services for people with disabilities or other special needs during the pandemic.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-11, Task 42

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Start Date: 20201123
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758962
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-11, Task 42
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2020 3:06PM