Living in a rural community, we find the greatest challege our veterans face is finding transportation to the services they need. There is public transportation in only one city. We developed a program to provide volunteer transportation, yet it receives no funding. We rely soley on donations and grants. Rural transportation is a serious issue in allowing our veterans to access medical services, mental health services, jobs, social services and access to Veteran Centers. Funding needs to go to these types of providers out in the field providing the services our veterans need.
Idea No. 6