Urban Mass Transportation Act

Amendments to the Mass Transportation Act require eligible local jurisdictions to plan and design mass transit facilities and services so that they are available to and usable by people who are elderly or otherwise disabled.

Among other effects of this legislation, a special program of grants and loans facilitated the purchase of special vans or buses, and federal funds were authorized for capital improvement projects. Applicants for these grants are required to assure that fares charged to persons who are elderly or disabled during non-peak hours do not exceed one-half of the generally applicable rates for other riders during peak hours.



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