States are using federal funding to treat addiction medically, provide life-saving medication to combat overdoses, and build treatment facilities. But more funding needs to go into getting rural residents to those services, some say.
Why is it that Amazon can deliver a case of toilet paper overnight to a person in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, but it takes that same person three days to arrange transportation to a doctor’s appointment?
The small Arizona city of Maricopa works to build out a public transit system in an area where there are few alternatives to personal automobiles. Limited routes and schedules, plus a lack of marketing, make that a tough job.