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General Transit Issues: Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Issues, 1969

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS2064 Series 3

Scope and Contents note

From the Series:

This is the largest series in the collection. It contains reports, memoranda, correspondence, and journals from the beginning of Rechel's private consulting career through the next two decades of work.

There is material dealing with the Economic and Financial Issues of various forms of mass transit planning, management and implementation, including economic analyses for different transit issues in the United States and abroad. Also included is information on the Capital Grants programs and governmental support for all levels of transit operations.

Additionally, there is material dealing with General Transit Issues, including surveys of selected urban areas of the United States and Brazil. Also addressed are forms of intermodal transportation for the moving of industrial goods, specifically containerized forms of shipping. Safety concerns in transit planning, and strategic management and resource development techniques are among some of the other key subjects highlighted in the sub-series.

Finally, there is material devoted to the Issues of Highways and Motor Vehicles. This includes the pros and cons of toll highway development and usage, motor vehicle safety, fuel costs for passenger vehicle commuting, and regulations for taxi's.

The records are contained in six document boxes and are arranged alphabetically.


  • 1969


Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.


From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Historic Context note

This folder title is the original folder title generated by the creator of the records. It is often historically relevant to know what terminology was used by the creator of archives. For this reason SCRC staff did not remove or edit the folder title.

The SCRC recognizes that the term used in this title is identified as problematic in the resource Disability Language Style Guide maintained by the National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ). The NCDJ recommends, when possible, avoiding the use of this term when describing a person and instead to refer to the person’s specific condition or use “person with a disability.” This is what the SCRC staff will do when we have discretion over the descriptive language.

To view the finding aid prior to this revision work please use Pre-revision August 2022 finding aid of the Ralph E. Rechel papers

Repository Details

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