Transportation is the key to independence and community participation. People with disabilities are twice as likely to have inadequate transportation, making it difficult to take advantage of economic and recreational opportunities afforded to the community.
Many environmental barriers, like crumbling sidewalks, missing curb cuts, and hard to read signs may deny access to multimodal transportation.
Unlocking the Barrier: Investments in infrastructure must embrace Complete Street standards that meet the needs of pedestrians and riders of public transit.
Additional Information on Public Transit Authorities Across SC: http://www.scdot.org/getting/publicTransit_Providers.aspx
There are 27 Public Transit Authorities across South Carolina, but people with disabilities are often unaware of these local resources.
Unlocking the Barrier: The General Assembly must instruct the SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to lead a campaign highlighting existing public transportation options.