Urban-rural collaborations help eliminate transit deserts and improve mobility equity

  • Date: 04/26/2023

An innovative partnership gives residents of northwest Washington state a single fare-payment option they can use on public transit to cross county lines for work, medical appointments or leisure.

Most major American cities tend to be serviced by large public transportation agencies that provide mobility for all of their residents. Large-scale transit is achievable in urban metro areas because of mixed-use residential and commercial development, dense urban planning and city infrastructure that favors car-alternative transportation methods.

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