Pamela Krawczyk, the director of senior services for the town of Amherst, New York, has long been on a crusade to improve the transportation available to active living seniors in western New York, according to BuffaloNews.com.
Though many suburbs have been plagued by poor public transportation systems for decades, and mobility is a concern for all members of the population, aging baby boomers would likely welcome the opportunity to be able to get from place to place without a car.
"It's not easy for seniors to get to the doctor or for them to walk in the snow to the grocery store, [but Buffalo doesn't] invest in transportation services, and [residents] go without," Krawczyk told the news provider.
More accessible bus routes or shuttle service might make it easier for seniors to get around and give them peace of mind.
According to a study conducted by PublicTranspotation.org, a total of 89 percent of seniors who live in areas where public transportation is not available report they are worried that they will be stranded and unable to get around when they are no longer able to drive.