This resource sheet provides information about how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage.

Transport difficulties are consistently identified as a factor that restricts Australian families' capacity to access services and participate in activies (Carbone, Fraser, Ramburuth, & Nelms 2004; Corti, Katz & Patulny, 2009)  These difficulties include limited or no access to public transport, non-family friendly transport options, and not being able to afford - or experiencing stress as a result of - the cost of trasnport.  The phenomenon of transport difficulties is commonly referred to as transport disadvantage (or "transport poverty") (Wadiwal, 2005)
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