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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Paratransit services -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Bus lines -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • People with disabilities -- Transportation -- United States,
  • Older people -- Transportation -- United States,
  • Rescue work -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technical Assistance, Ketron, Inc
The Physical Object
Paginationxix/xx, 157/158, 12 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14654158M

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Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses. Final report. Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses. By Inc. Ketron and United States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technical Assistance. Abstract "DOT-TSC-UMTA""January "Shipping list no.: t. Originally published: "UMTA Technical Assistance Program. EVACUATION AND RESCUE FROM PARATRANSIT VANS Paratransit vans are growing in popularity among the elderly and disabled and are providing significant numbers of trips in areas where coordinated or spe­ cial effort systems exist. The E&R of elderly . Sections 4 and 5 present minimum recommendations which will assist in the evacuation of elderly and disabled passengers from rail transit vehicles and facilities. The guidelines in these two sections are intende to bed used primarily for the plannin of negw systems, extensions to existing systems, and system rehabilitation.