Rural community transportation programs

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Policymakers and the private sector should develop and expand convenient and affordable community transportation programs in rural communities. Such programs should connect all rural residents with regional and urban centers, including those otherwise underserved by the transportation system such as older adults, people with disabilities, and people living on tribal lands. Programs should also test new and innovative models for enhancing mobility options.

Policymakers should monitor and evaluate transportation needs and options to help identify improvement and expansion needs. This includes developing and funding affordable public and private nonemergency medical transportation options for rural residents. 

States should promote and monitor the coordination of transportation funding and programs in rural areas.