Toward Data and Solution-Focused Approaches to Support Homeless Populations on Public Transit
Transportation has historically not been a variable of interest in studying homelessness. Transportation planning has often failed to meet the needs of many low-income populations, including people experiencing homelessness (PEH), those who have been justice-involved, and other environmental justice (EJ) populations. PEH frequently rely on public transit systems and facilities as more than a mode of transportation to needed services, but also as safe shelters from weather and danger. By collecting data from homeless service providers and people experiencing homelessness, this project examined barriers and facilitators to access and use for people experiencing homelessness.
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