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The Road Ahead: AARP Survey on Transportation in Vermont

In December the AARP conducted a study of Vermont residents focusing on transportation issues and perceived opinions on their current practices. They found that most Vermonters rely on cars and that, although overall Vermonters get out of their house daily, the unemployed, elderly, and low-income individuals feel they have less access to necessary transportation. Notably, nearly all residents stated they relied on personal vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. With these issues clearly defined, the organization will be establishing necessary policy principles expected in June. The Snelling Center for Government, the Northeast Kingdom Area Agency on Aging, the UVM Transportation Research Center, and the Vermont Center for Independent Living are some of the groups working with AARP to promote driving alternatives. Read the full report.