Dakota County offers free bus rides to court, county services (12/30/19). DakotaLink was started because “we were looking for a way to get people without transportation to and from court.” As part of a six-month pilot, DakotaLink provides free bus rides to those who need to get to health appointments and use other county services.
Stuck with no place to go: Prisoner re-entry in rural areas (05/01/19). This article from The Athen News in Athens, Ohio outlines why transportation is an essential service for populations re-entering society from the criminal justice system, particularly in rural areas.
Who says there's no free ride? Grant will get public defender clients to court (10/31/18). Hennepin County (MN) public defender clients with misdemeanor cases in Minneapolis soon can get free rides to court, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation.