Rural Transportation Economics

Economic research focused on enhancing the mobility of the elderly and disadvantaged individuals is insufficient. To address this insufficiency, a multidisciplinary team of researchers convened as part of the 2016 National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation (RIBTC) in Asheville, North Carolina. The team’s objective is to provide research recommendations that may be used to enhance, if appropriate or applicable, the provision of rural transportation options that improve quality of life for the rural elderly and other socially and transportation disadvantaged populations. Research recommendations focus on five general areas: theoretical issues, innovative solutions, rural socioeconomic considerations, economic assessment and evaluation of rural transit, and information technology solutions.

To learn more:
Technical Report:
Scientia Magazine Article

Agrilife Extension publications:
Rural Transit Needs for Older Adults (EAG-061)
Improving Rural Transit (EAG-062)

In the news:

AgriLife Today Release

Bryan Eagle Article

Learn more about the National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation (RIBT).

Report on The Value of Public Transportation for Improving the Quality of Life for the Rural Elderly.

Transportation enhancing quality of life for older rural Americans.









This work was supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture under Grant # 2016-67023-24818.

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