Breaking Barriers with the M
Transportation plays a major role in the well-being of humanity. According to the American Hospital Association, 3.6 million people in the United States each year do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues. These transportation issues include lack of vehicle access, inadequate infrastructure, long distances and lengthy times to reach needed services, transportation costs and adverse policies that affect travel. The M Transit is breaking those barriers by providing accessible and affordable public transportation to all.
Public transit can provide equitable transportation by addressing some of the barriers that people face when accessing transportation options. Here are a few ways that the M Transit is helping to promote transportation equity:
The M can provide access to transportation for people who may not have access to a personal vehicle or may be unable to drive due to disability, age, or other reasons.
The M is also more affordable than other transportation options, such as driving a car or taking a taxi, making it a viable option for low-income individuals and families.
The M transit routes are designed to serve communities that may be underserved by other transportation options and cover all major areas in Montgomery, ensuring that everyone has access to transportation.
Frequency and reliability
The M transit has frequent and reliable routes, so people can plan their travel and reduce the need to rely on other less predictable forms of transportation.
Safety and security
The M provides a safe and secure form of transportation, particularly for people who may feel unsafe walking or biking in their neighborhoods or who may be more vulnerable to crime.
By addressing these barriers and promoting equitable access to transportation, the M Transit is helping improve mobility and access to essential services, such as healthcare, education, and employment, and contribute to a more equitable society.