CALACT | California Association for Coordinated Transportation

Representing Small, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Providers Statewide


Keeping Communities Connected (.pdf)

New Challenges for California's Rural Transportation

When most people think of California they see a state with 36 million people that’s an economic powerhouse, a major agricultural producer or a world-renowned mecca for tourists. Yet many of the same people don’t realize that, from a geographic perspective, California is still predominantly a rural state. With nearly 4 million residents living outside of urbanized areas, the state’s rural area and population rank among the ten largest in the nation. California’s rural communities play a vital role in supporting key economic activities throughout the state, including agriculture and tourism. rural public transportation has a vital role to play in keeping communities connected. This paper reflects two themes that exemplify the evolving role of public transportation providers in rural communities. Promoting Livability and Preparing for the “Senior Tsunami” (.pdf)

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