The Federal Transit Administration's Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Program (§5310), in place since 1975, has been particularly important for states trying to fill gaps in accessible transportation services where existing transportation is “unavailable, insufficient, or inappropriate.” This article provides a baseline review and analysis of §5310 State Management Plans. It shows the similarities and differences in the approaches states have taken in the kinds of policies they enact, what they emphasize, and how transportation services are organized, planned, designed, and carried out to meet the special needs of elderly individuals and people with disabilities.
Enders, Alexandra & Seekins, Tom.
Section 5310 Transportation State Management Plans: A Baseline Review.
Journal of Public Transportation, 14 (2): 1-28.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpt/vol14/iss2/1