Senate Hearing Focuses on Public Transit for Elderly and Disabled

On June 29th, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development held a hearing on promoting broader access to public transportation for America’s older adults and people with disabilities.  Panelists included representatives from AARP, Transportation For America, and Easter Seals.  They testified that for people with disabilities, access to transit allows for mobility, integration, autonomy, and creates long-term employment opportunities.  People are living and working longer, and those on fixed incomes like the elderly and people with disabilities will be hit the hardest if public transportation investments are not made a priority.

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