Research Project

Lake County Coordinated Paratransit Study

The research team collaborated with the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Committee to conduct a transit needs assessment of elderly and disabled residents and inventory of existing services in order to identify gaps in service and opportunities for coordination.

Principal Investigator
DiJohn, Joseph
Research Area(s)
Data Development
Paratransit
Policy Analysis
Co-Investigators
Dirks, Lise; Hunt, Stephen
Funding Source
Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI), Regional Transportation Authority

Abstract

The project will identify service overlaps and gaps, potential service expansions, areas for potential improvements in efficiency and effectiveness and opportunities for coordination. Potential areas of coordination include eligibility, administration, dispatching, equipment, jurisdiction and financial partnerships. A key component of the plan is to seek input and innovative suggestions from the private providers technical committee. The findings will provide a guideline for the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Committee to plan and implement new, improved and coordinated paratransit service to seniors and persons with disabilities within and outside of Lake County. Download the "Lake County Coordinated Paratransit Study" report.