Rural Accessibility Metrics

For the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), EDR Group is leading a research study to define and assess accessibility across a region of 13 states and 420 counties. A foundational aspect of ARC has been to reduce the historic lack of access to opportunities in the region. While the construction of highways and access roads has improved accessibility throughout the region, access disparities remain in many areas. EDR Group is working with ARC to define the kinds of accessibility where residents, businesses and agencies still sense the greatest needs for improvements. This includes access to jobs, food stores, education, broadband and medical care. EDR Group is developing methodologies to measure those types of access and demonstrate their application.

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Rural Accessibility Blog by Mark Sieber

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