Hotels, motels, and restaurants have seen a significant decrease in visits since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while grocery stores, gas stations and home improvement outlets have fared better, according to newly released data from the Maricopa Association of Governments.
“You gave me back my life.” That note from a rider using Wickenburg’s Freedom Express, which relies on volunteer drivers, is testament to the impact transportation can have in the lives of seniors. But finding safe, reliable, and affordable transportation can be challenging, especially in rural areas. Now, an innovative model is providing funding to local governments, nonprofits and other service agencies to improve rural transportation options.
It’s time to make the decisions that will impact your transportation choices for decades to come.
More than 7,000 people experienced homelessness in Maricopa County on the night of January 27, 2020, continuing a troubling upward trend.
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