Did you know that access to affordable transportation is a major issue for many families? If you live in an area that requires car ownership to access basic life needs, you are paying between $6,000 and $9,000 annually to own and maintain that car, an amount that is a burden for many and impossible for some.
Sadly, out of the 100 largest metro areas, the Richmond Region ranks #92 for public transportation connectivity, meaning that many people who cannot afford a car also cannot get to basic services or a job.
As we think about having a connected community at Third, we also need to consider our region’s connectivity and what impact this could have on reconciliation and justice for our metro area, particularly in suburban communities like Henrico County.
Join Dominic Carter and Nelson Reveley, from the Metro Richmond Clergy Committee for Rapid Transit at Richmond Hill, for a conversation about how our community at Third could join with other churches to bring transportation options to our neighborhoods.