Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld

September 5, 2017 by Routledge
Reference - 142 Pages - 64 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482234107 - CAT# K22984

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Features

  • Addresses factors associated with aging, disability, low density neighborhoods and associated transportation policy
  • Examines the collection and analyses of real-time, location-based information in accessible formats
  • Looks at the new and emerging technologies available to help those with disabilities, including vehicle boarding
  • Focuses on service quality and accessibility services
  • Covers vehicle design, paratransit and other solutions to accessibility issues

Summary

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs that researchers and transportation stakeholders are exploring or putting into place. Examples of innovations are provided, with close attention to inclusive solutions that serve the needs of all transportation users.

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