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Principles for Improving Transportation Options in Rural and Small Town Communities


This paper, developed in consultation with numerous representatives of the interests of small cities, towns and rural areas, provides a discussion of these challenges and addresses the need to provide a more effective transportation system in rural and small town America. The report identifies principles for improving mobility in these areas and profiles best practices that highlight potential solutions.


Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Rural, Transportation Planning


Institutional Author:

Transportation for America




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