The Changing State of Rural Transit: Challenges, Trends, Benefits, and Innovations

Transit agencies serving rural areas face challenges including low population densities and long travel distances. In this article, the authors describe the size and scope of rural transit, rural travel behavior, demographic trends, and staffing issues. The benefits of rural transit and system innovations to address rural transit challenges are also highlighted.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 34-37
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 303
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2016 12:17PM