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    Transportation - P2P

    Question 1: When you hear the phrase “Poverty to Progress,” what comes to mind? What are the tools you think people need to move out of and stay out of poverty here in the city?

    • Transportation
    • Financial assistance with transportation—insurance
    • Lower bus fees
    • More medical cabs

    Question 2: What are some of the challenges related to this barrier that you think make it difficult for people to become economically secure?

    • Bad credit—credit repair assistance
    • Bus schedule times
    • Limited bus routes
    • Location of bus terminal
    • Weekend service routes—re-evaluation
    • Disabled / handicapped services limited
    • Ability to transport necessities
    • Maintenance repairs
    • Fuel costs
    • Two hour wait times in between transfers

    Question 3: We know that just throwing money at a problem rarely solves it. What concrete, actionable steps (as it relates to this barrier) would you like to see taken to create pathways out of poverty in the city?

    • Bike share program
    • Widen/ increase sidewalks for pedestrians
    • Educate businesses on difficulty and concerns with those using public transportation
    • Clean the bike lane of debris
    • Create a Uber app for college students to take public to and from appointment’s and pharmacy pick up’s à government pay for usage
    • GLTC to hold more frequent meetings with community on public usage and routes

    Question 4: What does success look like here? Should it be based on changing overall rates of poverty? Creating new opportunities rather than focusing on concrete numbers? Etc.

    • Take action and holding meetings among the community with a rate of 25% that actual uses public transportation
    • Connect with available resources
    • Survey bus riders
    • Ask those in poverty and recognize the difference and the mindset within the community
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