In August 2020, the authors of this paper initiated a community-action project called Veteran Transportation Matters. The goal was to gather information directly from veterans regarding their needs and experiences with transportation in Arizona. The project included: (a) a survey of veterans’ needs, (b) follow-up interviews with veterans, and (c) focus groups with veterans and key stakeholders. The project was a year-long partnership between:
● The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
● Arizona’s Be Connected Program
● The American Coalition for Military Families
● The University of Arizona, College of Education
This paper reports the findings of the project. Ultimately, we hope the information presented in this paper will educate and motivate collaborative efforts across the state to address the unmet transportation needs of veterans living in Arizona. (Continue reading here…)
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