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Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunites in Rural Ontario (Part 1)

TROUTOct2012 002 (2)(Source:icprs.org) — Nowhere is this statement more true than in rural areas. Throughout much of Canada a personal vehicle is the only transportation option available thereby severely restricting the mobility of those that cannot drive for any one of a multitude of reasons. Particularly in rural areas where transportation alternatives are rare those residents who do not have reliable access to a personal vehicle in order to access quality of life essentials are put at great risk of transportation disadvantage. This post represents Part 1 of 2 presenting the findings of a research project entitled “Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunities in Rural Ontario: A Case Study of Huron County”. Continue reading