CASE STUDY OF USER-SIDE SUBSIDIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY.

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Abstract

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, instituted a user-side subsidy program in June 1978 for handicapped users of taxi and chair-car companies. Eligibility for the program is limited to the legally blind and to persons who require the use of a wheelchair, a walker, or crutches. Door-to-door transportation is provided for eligible persons who use the services of private taxi and chair-car companies. By 1982 five taxi companies and three chair-car companies accepted program vouchers. Participants pay the first 1. 50 cost of a trip. The remaining cost is subsidized by the program - up to a maximum of 9. 50 per trip, depending on the individual's handicap classification. Enrollment in the program by the eligible population is high, with wheelchair users making the majority of program trips. The program offers a high level of service to the most severely handicapped residents of the county.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalTransportation Research Record
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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