There has been lots of talk recently in transportation circles about the need for additional public transit options, with the baby boomer generation reaching the age where many are no longer driving.

Studies show nearly 80 percent of our seniors live in car-dependent suburban and rural communities and that seniors who stop driving show more symptoms of depression and are less active outside the home.
Projections say our 65-and-older population will more than double from 2000 levels to 72 million by the year 2030. The Natural Resources Defense Council used data from Duke University to project where these seniors will be living by then, and the results show some surprises. And some challenges for getting them where they need to go for basic services. Here’s where seniors are expected to be living by 2030.

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