University of Montana Rural Institute
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Using data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey, this research brief explores travel behaviors and characteristics of rural and urban people with disabilities. Summary findings: Rural people report a slightly higher rate of travel-related disability, and are also more likely to report being a driver. Urban people with disabilities are more likely to use other transportation options, like special transit services, reduced-fare taxi, or public transit. Overall, people with disabilities who are drivers report higher rates of employment and lower rates of poor health.
rural, disability, independent living, community participation
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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
The contents of this fact sheet were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0002-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this fact sheet do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. (May 2020). America at a glance: How do working-age adults with travel-limiting disabilities get around? Missoula, MT: The University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.