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With limited transportation in rural communities, millions of seniors, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and young families lack necessities like health care, groceries, and employment because they cannot drive or afford a vehicle. We are solving mobility problems that have plagued rural communities for decades. Here’s a sampling of 25 realities that have driven us forward in our mission to connect communities.

Rural Areas



  • Nearly 40% of America’s transit-dependent populations, including senior citizens, low-income families, and persons with disabilities, reside in rural areas. (Community Transportation Association of America)

  • 20% of adults aged 65 or older suffer from isolation, which can have negative health consequences as severe as smoking. Lack of affordable and accessible transportation options is cited as a major contributing factor in this epidemic.


  • In rural America, only 14% of elderly residents report having any kind of public transit service available within one-half mile of their home. (Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy)

Low Income

  • An estimated 25% of low-income patients are forced to miss or reschedule their medical appointments due to a lack of transportation each year. (Journal of Community Health)

  • Over 30% of Native Americans live in poverty, while remoteness and lack of public transit options make access to employment, medical services, shopping, and education a major challenge. (Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute)

  • Limited transportation options prevent rural, low-income persons and families from reaching the government services and programs designed to lift them out of poverty. (National Association for State Community Services Programs)

  • Limitations of existing public transit systems— such as a lack of evening or weekend service— often prevent welfare recipients from obtaining employment, making childcare arrangements, or keeping a job. (Community Transportation Association)


  • Among migrant workers, 80% cite a lack of transportation as the primary reason for the last time that their child faced an unmet medical need. (Journal of Community Health)

  • In areas with a population below 200,000, nearly one out of every 10 transit trips is taken for medical purposes. (Small Urban and Rural Liveability Center)

  • Households lacking vehicle access and transportation options are more likely to report missed medical appointments, and are less likely to receive critical medical treatments like chemotherapy. (Journal of Community Health)


  • One of the primary barriers to rural veteran healthcare access is long travel distances to the nearest Veterans Affairs (VA) health facility. (Rural Health Information Hub)

  • About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.

    (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans)

  • Nineteen percent of Veterans with colorectal cancer had difficulty with transportation to appointments, and a second study found that 35 % of female Veterans over age 65 had transportation barriers to health care access. (Office of Rural Health)