85% of Rural Residents Have Reasonable Access to Intercity Transportation; Lack of Reasonable Access Falls Disproportionately on Low-Income Households

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“In 2021, 85% of the nation’s 88.8 million rural residents had reasonable access to intercity transportation. Reasonable access means that they lived within 75 miles of a large airport or within 25 miles of a smaller airport, intercity bus stop, or intercity rail station with scheduled service. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) released an interactive map application today that displays the percent of rural population with reasonable access to intercity transportation services.”


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