• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

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Lectern Session 667

Why Consider Transportation and Health in a Rural Context?

Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
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Edward Christopher, Independent, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities (ADA30)
Standing Committee on Social and Economic Factors of Transportation (ADD20)
Joint Subcommittee on Health and Transportation (ADD50 (1))

Transportation researchers and policy makers are growing increasingly concerned about the links between the health of residents living in rural areas and transportation. While much of the rural health discussion centers around access to health services based on social, economic, and demographic characteristics, there is a realization that the rural “health tent” is much larger. Active transportation, the jobs-housing-transportation balance, roadway and network design, and emissions regulation are all of concern when considering population health in the rural context. Come join this session and help us frame a research agenda around the reasons for considering transportation and health in a rural context.

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Why Consider Transportation and Health in a Rural Context?
Carolyn McAndrews, University of Colorado, Denver
Keshia Pollack, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Widener, University of Toronto
Heidi Guenin, GridWorks
Robby Cantrell, North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments
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