Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Barriers to Using Fixed-Route Public Transit for Older Adults: Mineta Transportation Institute Research Report

Barriers to Using Fixed-Route Public Transit for Older Adults: Mineta Transportation Institute Research Report:

Barriers to Using Fixed-Route Public Transit for Older Adults

Excerpt from the Abstract:
For older adults, unmet transportation needs are linked to reduced well-being (Cvitkovich and Wister 2001). Current research indicates that, as a society, we are ill-prepared to provide adequate transit for the growing increasing population of older adults (Millar, 2005). Although public transit is available for many older adults, actual and perceived barriers prohibit its use. Thus, the research presented here examines what do older persons perceive as barriers to using fixed-route public transit?


Barriers to Using Fixed-Route Public Transit for Older AdultsPrincipal investigator: Michael D. Peck, MA, MSW, PhD
Published: March 2010
Keywords: Aged, Fixed-Route, Public Transit