The effect of education programs on paratransit demand of people with disabilities

Fitzgerald, James, Shaunesey, Donna, & Stern, Steven (2000) The effect of education programs on paratransit demand of people with disabilities. Transportation Research Part A : Policy and Practice, 34(4), pp. 261-285.

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We describe a passenger education program to encourage responsible use of paratransit by people with disabilities. We use state-of-the-art econometric techniques to evaluate its success. We find that it has moderate effects on demand for transportation but large effects on how passengers use the transportation. In particular, passengers are more responsible about meeting the transportation at the curb rather than waiting for help inside their home. Cost-benefit analysis of the program suggests that it is a long-term worthwhile activity.

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ID Code: 73197
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):7
Export Date: 6 May 2014
Source: Scopus
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Keywords: Disability, Econometric methods, Transportation
DOI: 10.1016/S0965-8564(99)00014-2
ISSN: 0965-8564
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 00:45
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 19:01

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