Carbon County Area Ride & Transit: A Planning Proposal to Address Rural Isolation & Mobility Needs

Grant Amount: $24,853
Dates: 2020-2021

The Red Lodge Community Foundation will complete a feasibility study to establish a transit service in Carbon County. The study will identify the needs, best geographic route, operation times, and estimated ridership. They will work closely with a county Transportation Advisory Committee to leverage data that has already been collected on the transportation needs of the community. Grant funds will be used for project staff salaries, a group facilitator, travel, communications, and marketing. Partnerships for this project include the Transportation Advisory Committee, which includes multiple health care and social service organizations, Riverstone Health, and Community Care. The project’s goal is to reduce transportation barriers for the aging and at-risk population in Carbon County, and ensure residents have transportation to medical appointments, health facilities, grocery stores, and social events.

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