Bridging the Transportation Gap: How Nonprofits & Local Governments are Tackling Transportation Challenges

Transportation is one of the top barriers to economic success. Communities lack robust transit networks and fail to consider shift-worker needs. Subprime auto loans and delinquency create debt traps. The lack of reliable transportation impacts employment, education and training, child care, access to social services, community life, and even civic voiced and democratic participation. For local communities and advocates seeking to bridge the transportation gap, this report offers an overview of programs serving low-income residents, with a particular focus on programs that reach rural residents. We interviewed program administrators for car ownership programs, rural transit, and vanpool programs that address rural transportation challenges and offer insights into their experiences.

Scroll to Top