Improving Rural Transportation in Green County


Abigail Becker


Community Size
University of Wisconsin-Madison
UniverCity Year
Case Type
Project Stories
Focus Areas
Population Health Sciences
EPA Region 5, USA
Sustainable Development Goals
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Population Type
Low Income

This project was developed as part of the UniverCity Year, a partnership between the Green County Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Green County Healthy Community Coalition determined that transportation presents a significant
challenge for many residents in Green County in accessing medical care, grocery stores, and other
services. In consultation with RoAnn Warden, Director of the Green County Health Department, and
based on the content of our initial literature review, we decided to present a menu of options focused
on transportation for low-income families. After beginning with broad research on the topic, we
narrowed our work down to three detailed options from which Green County can consider for
implementation. Our intention was to present realistic, affordable options that can reduce inequities in
transportation access. We additionally suggest possible funding sources for each of the options. We
hope this report can assist Green County in selecting an evidence-based community intervention to
improve rural transportation access.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director

University Faculty Contact
Barbara Duerst
Population Health Sciences

Local Government / Community Contact

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