Paratransit demand of disabled people

Bearse, Peter, Gurmu, Shiferaw, Rapaport, Carol, & Stern, Steven (2004) Paratransit demand of disabled people. Transportation Research Part B : Methodological, 38(9), pp. 809-831.

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This paper estimates the demand for transportation systems that are used primarily by disabled individuals. These systems are known as paratransit systems and have experienced large increases in number and average size over the past 15 years. We first use a national database and standard time series techniques to model aggregate demand. We then use a unique data set of administrative records from a paratransit system in central Virginia to estimate standard and nonstandard count models of individual demand. We conclude that most of the demand growth is from new passengers, but that predicting the growth of new passengers is very difficult. Our results also highlight the importance of incorporating autocorrelation and possible sample attrition into standard count models.

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ID Code: 73196
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):6
Export Date: 6 May 2014
Source: Scopus
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DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2003.10.004
ISSN: 0191-2615
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 00:42
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 23:38

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