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Ride-Sharing Service Could Soon Come to a Farm Near You

Start-up company looks to fill a void in rural areas

Rural Ride Sharing

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Transportation options, especially in rural America, don’t come easy for the one-third of Americans who don’t drive.

Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber are taken for granted in big cities. But what if you live in a rural area and don’t drive a car? For many Americans, this reality makes common tasks — such as grocery shopping — a genuine challenge. 

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Introducing a ride-sharing option is an opportunity for some new services, including Liberty, a start-up company launched in 2016 that connects rural riders to drivers. Liberty provides service in three states and plans to expand to seven states by the end of the year. 

You can read more about Liberty and the transportation challenges faced by rural residents on AARP’s Livable Communities blog.