Transit and health equity
Transportation access is critical for getting to health care, jobs, childcare, grocery stores and other resources. Without a car or reliable public transportation, some Ohioans are cut off from opportunities.
Transportation access is critical for good health across the lifespan. For example:
- Transportation to prenatal care and healthy food can improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality disparities.
- Reliable transportation offers better access to jobs which supports self-sufficient employment, and in turn, can lead to higher income and better physical and mental health.
- Transportation access connects older adults to friends and family, health care, volunteer opportunities and other activities and supports necessary for healthy aging.