Meeting the Transportation Needs of Rural Communities: Lessons That Cannot Be Learned from Urban Transit

Rural transit differs from urban transit in a few crucial ways: there are no prescribed federal planning requirements for rural transit development plans, the range of vehicles utilized generally is narrower, and even the definition of “rural” is amorphous. The author recounts the history of rural transit in the United States and the advocacy and research collaborations that led to improved transit outcomes for rural communities including the origins of the Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-16
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 325
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01733730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2020 5:19PM