Public transportation plays an important and growing role in addressing the mobility, traffic congestion, and air quality issues facing the RPC region. The number of communities in the region served by transit has increased in the past ten years, from five to six; and ridership on all forms of transit has seen dramatic growth in response to rising fuel prices and growing transit dependent populations. Still, fewer than a quarter of the 26 communities in the region are served by public transportation, and significant challenges exist to expanding services, including funding availability at the Federal, state and local level; and low density development patterns making fixed route service inefficient in many towns. RPC works with several public transit providers, as well as non-profit organizations providing service to the region’s growing elderly population and individuals with disabilities, to expand mobility and accessibility options for all residents of the RPC region.
Find out more about transportation services available in the region and how the RPC works with each: