Table 13. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled Who Used Type of Transportation in Past Month for Local Travel

Table 13. Percent of Disabled and Nondisabled Who Used Type of Transportation in Past Month for Local Travel

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Type of transportation Disability status
Disabled Nondisabled
Percent Standard Error Percent Standard Error
Drive a personal motor vehicle such as a car, minivan, or SUV 15 years and older 62.40 1.68 86.15 0.83
Ride in a personal motor vehicle as a passenger 77.39 1.54 82.07 0.78
Ride in a carpool or vanpool 10.52 1.17 13.92 0.86
Ride on a public bus such as a transit bus or city bus 12.23 1.00 12.59 0.79
Use curb-to-curb transportation provided by a public transportation authority for persons with disabilities demand response service or paratransit service 5.51 0.52 1.48 0.49
Ride on a specialized transportation services provided by human service agencies 3.47 0.46 2.04 1.43
Ride on private or chartered bus 4.47 0.68 5.52 0.53
Ride on a school bus 4.91 0.72 10.52 0.71
Ride on a subway/light rail/commuter train 6.09 0.75 9.48 0.71
Take a taxicab 10.75 1.13 9.47 0.66
Use an electric wheelchair, scooter, golf cart, or other motorized personal transportation 5.59 0.57 2.50 0.38
Ride a bicycle or other pedal cycle 17.53 1.33 33.47 0.96
Walk, including using a non-motorized wheelchair or scooter, on sidewalks, at crosswalks, or intersections 46.55 1.75 57.90 1.05
Use an other type of transportation 5.74 0.97 5.33 0.49

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