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News by Topic: Transportation

Jul 18, 2024 - Provides an overview of two programs, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT), which aim to support food access to Nebraska children throughout the summer. Describes the importance of programs such as S-EBT in rural communities, where children may lack transportation to congregate meal sites.
Source: Nebraska Public Media
Jul 15, 2024 - Highlights the impact of transportation costs on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between rural and urban areas. Discusses rural grocery store access, broadband access, local industry, and county-level data on SNAP coverage.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jul 3, 2024 - Discusses how a remote patient monitoring program in northern Minnesota is increasing access to care and resources for rural pregnant women. Details the program's structure and highlights the use of in-home telehealth appointments, physical monitoring equipment, and arranging transportation for in-person care.
Source: HealthLeaders Media
Jun 10, 2024 - Notice from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) summarizing and responding to comments received in response to in-person and virtual consultation sessions in August-September 2023 regarding how the Tribal Transit competitive program and technical assistance to tribes should be administered.
Source: Federal Register
May 31, 2024 - Highlights a new federally-funded initiative designed to address dental workforce shortages in Maryland, affecting primarily low-income and rural areas. Outlines rural-related barriers to oral healthcare including lack of transportation to appointments.
Source: Maryland Matters
May 28, 2024 - Highlights the role of volunteer drivers in assisting rural veterans with transportation to medical appointments. Outlines process for individuals to become volunteer drivers and notes current need for more volunteers in rural Montana.
Source: Public News Service