CONSEQUENCES • TRANSPORTATION 

IMPACT ON ALICE

What do families do when they cannot afford a vehicle?

In most parts of the U.S., owning or leasing a vehicle is necessary in order to get from place to place. Public transportation systems, including busses, trains, subways, and light rail, do not operate in most areas, especially ones that are more rural or have a lower population density. With low income, little or no savings, and a range of family and work responsibilities, families have limited choices. These are strategies that different ALICE families try:

 

Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

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