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  • Writer's pictureElle Deveraux

Small Town Struggles: The Challenges of Transportation Access

Living in a small town can be idyllic and peaceful, but it can also present unique challenges. One of the biggest struggles for many small towns is obtaining transportation resources. Unlike larger cities, small towns often lack the infrastructure and resources to provide adequate transportation options for their residents.

This can be a major obstacle for those who do not own a car or cannot afford one. Without access to reliable transportation, simple tasks like going to the grocery store or doctor's office can become almost impossible. This can lead to isolation and a decreased quality of life for those living in small towns.

Moreover, the lack of transportation options can also impact the local economy. Small businesses may struggle to attract customers who cannot easily travel to their location, and employees may have difficulty commuting to work.

Despite these challenges, there are steps that small towns can take to improve transportation access. One option is to establish partnerships with nearby cities or counties to provide shared transportation services. Another is to explore alternative transportation options such as biking, walking, or public transit.

By working together and thinking creatively, small towns can overcome the challenges of transportation access and improve the lives of their residents. Does your small town need transportation options? Do you live in Auburn Indiana and would be willing to complete a survey about implementing a transportation system in Dekalb county? If so, please click the link below. All opinions & input is welcomed and encouraged!

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