Access to transportation has repeatedly been found to be an important factor in accessing economic opportunity.
The Ann Arbor area is fortunate to have a robust bus system with strong community support that has expanded its reach throughout the region.
The AAATA also provides discounted fares to low income residents as well a grants program to provide tokens to area nonprofits.
In addition to public transportation, regional planning has emphasized bike lanes and local ordinances protect bicyclers. These policies allow residents without cars to easily and safely get to work, shopping, and other community resources.