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Transportation Needs of Latinos in Pittsfield, MA
Gastón Institute Publications
  • Daniela Bravo, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Aida Palencia, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Chanel Fields, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Luis Natal, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Francisco Rodriguez
  • Patricia Guardado
  • Edna DaCosta
  • Zaida Ismatul
  • Melissa Correa, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • July Suarez
  • Joseli Alonzo, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Andrea Ornelas
  • Phillip Granberry, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • María Idalí Torres, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract

Latinos in Pittsfield are a small but fast growing population. The most significant issue they face is related to transportation. Because the area's lack of population density, Berkshire County Regional Transportation Authority provides limited bus routes. In Massachusetts in 2012, 72% of the population drove to work, while in Berkshire County 86% did. Likewise, in Massachusetts, 9% used public transit but in Berkshire County only 2% did. Massachusetts has failed to enact a Safe Driving Bill, even though Sen. Patricia Jehlen and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier have sponsored H.3285.

Community Engaged/Serving
Yes, this is community-engaged.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Daniela Bravo, Aida Palencia, Chanel Fields, Luis Natal, et al.. "Transportation Needs of Latinos in Pittsfield, MA" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maria_idali_torres/5/