transportation access

Sign with icons indicating access to multiple transportation modes in Le Havre, France

Transportation Access Is a Public Health Issue

An expert discusses the public health implications of the CDC’s new finding that 5.7 percent of Americans face unreliable transportation.

January 28, 2024 - Medical Xpress

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Linking Transportation Access and Public Health

Millions of Americans miss medical care and other important day-to-day appointments due to a lack of access to reliable transportation.

January 17, 2024 - U.S. News & World Report

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Study: Equity in Car Share Programs Requires Low Cost, Broad Coverage

Data from a Los Angeles car share program showed its impact on underserved communities was ‘limited by its small footprint.’

November 27, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

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Report: Poor Access to Transportation Linked to Missed Healthcare

One in five Americans with limited access to transit and no vehicle have to forego medical appointments.

May 1, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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The Lesser-Known Programs in the Infrastructure Bill

While the focus has been on flashier components of the infrastructure bill, some smaller initiatives could have outsized impacts by shifting priorities and funding resilience efforts.

January 23, 2022 - Governing


The Impact of Segregation and Disinvestment on Chicago's Black Population

The city is losing black residents, but those who stay are relocating to parts of the city with less transportation access and opportunities.

February 7, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

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E-Bikes for an Aging Population

The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.

May 15, 2019 - Fast Company

Columbus Ohio

Columbus Program Will Help Pregnant Women With Transportation

The program aims to address infant mortality by improving transportation access so women can more easily get prenatal care and other services.

January 6, 2019 - CityLab


How Transportation Assistance Can Fight Homelessness

Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.

September 25, 2018 - CALmatters

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