1 in 7 people worldwide, or 3 times the population of the United States, lack adequate transportation. The effects can be devastating – causing a disruption in healthcare, education, employment, and social relationships.
Together we can increase transportation access to improve health and wellness, remove employment barriers, expand educational opportunities, and reduce social isolation.
Access to Transportation Changes Everything.
Transportation plays an essential role in each of these aspects of a healthy, fulfilling life.
Approximately 5.8 million people in the US experience delayed medical appointments annually due to a lack of transportation.
Lack of transportation creates educational disparity for minorities, students with disabilities, and low-income families.
Food deserts are expanding in rural and urban environments across the country.
As many as 84% of respondents listed a lack of transportation access as the primary reason for unemployment in one recent study.
45% of Americans live outside of the service area for public transportation systems and therefore experience transportation challenges that significantly affect their lives.
Social isolation contributes to long term health concerns. The “loneliness epidemic” can be as damaging to a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.