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FTA announces grant to study link between transportation insecurity, poverty

February 10, 2023

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would make funding available to study whether a lack of regular and reliable access to transportation is linked to poverty.

Federal officials said one in four Americans does not have access to transportation on a regular basis that meets their daily needs. To research the link between transportation access and poverty, the FTA said it will award $6 million in grant funding to the University of Minnesota to design a program that identifies and addresses the factors leading to transportation insecurity.

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