Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT
Cost: Included in Registration
Activity Type: Posters
Activity ID: NPC187032
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How jurisdictional barriers affect those in poverty
- Skills needed to develop context-sensitive transit networks in rural and low-density communities
- Apply your experience to identify needed policy changes in your home jurisdiction
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Low-income residents of rural Georgia are suffering. Most areas outside of metro Atlanta are considered "Medically Underserved" by the Department of Health and Human Services. More than 80 individual, disconnected transit providers serve rural communities across the state. Services between rural areas and larger towns are often non-existent or hampered by political boundaries. Eighty percent of rural transit systems do not provide service past 6 p.m., and several stop service as early as 2:30 p.m. My work identifies potential new service and quantifies economic benefits of expanding routes and service hours for on-demand ride services to improve job, health, and education access in these areas.
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