Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In Georgia, poor people stranded by car culture

masstransitmag : "The lack of public transportation in Glynn County was identified in the last year as the No. 1 challenge the community faces. Studies have linked poor public transportation directly to perpetuating poverty and joblessness in Glynn County.

"Over 30 percent of the children in Glynn County live in poverty households and 45 percent live in single family households," Ennis-Roughton told the BATS members and Don Masisak.

Masisak is with the Coastal Regional Commission and recently presented a proposal and cost estimate for a transportation system.

Ennis-Roughton said further that, "Car ownership is not economically feasible for the majority of those living in poverty, an issue exacerbated by the fact that Georgia ranks No. 1 in the nation for the cost of car ownership," she said in the letter, citing a CNN report. "Isolation from community assets and resources, including youth activities and health services, keeps the impoverished community stranded in a repetitive cycle of hopelessness.""

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