Public Transportation In The US: A Driver Of Health And Equity
Heaps et al. (2021) stated that individuals with improved mental health status are an indication of expanded public transportation use. He clarified that by encouraging improved air quality, raising levels of physical activity, reducing injuries from auto accidents, and enhancing mental health, new or expanded public transportation alternatives may boost access to and usage of transit and improve health outcomes. Improving neighborhoods that do not have equitable access to these basic daily requirements with more job opportunities and access to public transportation may also help minimize health inequalities and promote health equity.