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Op-Ed

Public Transit Vital To New Mexico Veterans 

By Richard Aguino, Veteran and Former AARP Staff Member 

As a veteran and an advocate for those on tribal lands, as well as an advocate for the elderly, I have seen firsthand the need for public transit across rural New Mexico. Personally, I have relied upon public transit for years, to get me to and from work, to get me to different communities, and to get me to medical appointments at the VA. 

Public Transit Increases Independence, Access to Community

Op-Ed

Public Transit Increases Independence, Access to Community

By:  Doris Roberts, Executive Director for All Individuals First

As a caretaker for individuals with developmental disabilities and the Executive Director of All Individuals First, I see firsthand how public transit not only improves the quality of life, but also creates opportunities for empowerment, independence and joy. Public transit for people with no other means of transportation gives them the same options as everyone—shopping, volunteering, going to the post office, going to work, or taking a fun outing – without relying on someone else to get them there.