Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunites in Rural Ontario: A Case Study of Huron County

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Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunites in Rural Ontario: A Case Study of Huron County

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dc.contributor.advisor FitzGibbon, John
dc.contributor.author Marr, Eric
dc.date 2012-08-29
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T19:40:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T19:40:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3940
dc.description.abstract In virtually all rural areas in Ontario the limited transportation alternatives means that rural residents without access to a personal vehicle are at great risk of transportation disadvantage. The primary research method for this research involved testing a transportation disadvantage framework using fourteen Key Informant Interviews undertaken with service providers operating within the case study of Huron County. The research found that residents within five demographic groups are at risk of transportation disadvantage within Huron County: older adults, those with physical or mental disabilities, youth, low-income households, and women. The research confirmed that transportation disadvantage exists on a continuum with some groups more disadvantaged than others, but also within groups with some accessibility needs more attainable than others. The research concludes with suggestions for a public transportation system to improve unmet transportation needs in Huron County along with recommendations for improving transportation access within the county. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Transportation Disadvantage en_US
dc.subject Rural Public Transportation en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.subject Rural Ontario en_US
dc.subject Huron County en_US
dc.subject Service Access en_US
dc.title Assessing Transportation Disadvantage and Public Transportation Opportunites in Rural Ontario: A Case Study of Huron County en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Rural Planning and Development en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (Planning) en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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