Groundbreaking Changes in Collaborative Transportation
CTS partners with diverse not-for-profit organizations and agencies, such as the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, along with various establishments to help aid in the accessibility of transportation for their desired demographics. Through collaboration we help increase access to community health and elevate the narrative and understanding of transportation’s impact on community health. Some desired outcomes include expanding mobility options that reduce dependence on the automobile, reducing transportation costs and freeing up income for other purposes. Transportation is interrelated with other social determinants of health, such as poverty, social isolation, access to education and racial discrimination. While statistics have shown that transportation is the third most commonly cited barrier to accessing health services, incorporating transportation partnerships further helps combat the 3.6 million missed medical appointments annually, as well as overcoming commonly known transportation barriers.