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Table 26. Percent of Disabled Experiencing Problems on Paratransit for Local Travel

Table 26. Percent of Disabled Experiencing Problems on Paratransit for Local Travel

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Problems Disability status
Disabled Nondisabled
Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error
Attendant/escort service limited 1.90 1.78 0.00  
Cannot schedule repeating trips 3.37 3.48 0.00  
Cost is too high 0.00   0.00  
Difficult to board/exit 4.15 2.73 0.00  
Inadequate seating 0.00   0.00  
Insensitive/unaware driver 13.19 8.62 0.00  
Personal safety concerns 12.91 8.08 0.00  
Responsiveness problems 5.82 4.00 11.07 12.35
Schedule for pickup not kept/long waits 52.56 9.90 88.93 12.35
Schedule for drop-off not kept/long wait 40.85 8.94 0.00  
Service often not available when need it 5.55 3.11 0.00  
Staff assistance/sensitivity inadequate 0.00   0.00  
Vehicle is in poor mechanical condition 10.13 7.84 0.00  
Vehicle not accessible 3.95 2.82 0.00  
Trip time is too variable/unpredictable 17.80 8.52 0.00  
Other paratransit problem 23.08 10.35 0.00  

NOTE: This table contains the weighted percent or weighted mean and the standard error. Cells with a small sample size (

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 National Transportation Availability and Use Survey

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017