As a society, we have designed a transportation system that appears to work quite well for most of us; all we have to do is hop into a car and we are going places! Unfortunately, that system doesn’t work for all of us. The barrier to participation is really quite high. One must be able to afford a car, to maintain a car, and to insure a car and one must be able to drive - otherwise the system doesn’t offer much. In order to receive at least some benefit, access by the non-driver must be facilitated. Access facilitation to the transportation system is most often referred to as public transit. You may know it as the school bus or senior transportation. You may know it as the subway or the Wildcat transit bus.
University Dialogue 2006. Power to the People: A University Dialogue on Energy.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
Dornblut, Sonke, "Hop on the bus, Gus: the power of public transit" (2006). The University Dialogue. 13.
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