Refugees and Transportation in Vermont: Travel Behavior and Critical

Refugees and Transportation in Vermont: Travel Behavior and Critical

Questions based on Gender, Age and Transportation Hierarchies

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pablo Bose (Department of Geography)

Funding Agency: US DOT

Project Summary

This project seeks to examine the transportation behaviors and
attitudes of several sub-groups within the refugee population in
Vermont. In particular, we seek to understand the impacts of
transportation limitations, barriers, and opportunities on the
resettlement and acculturation experiences of women, children, and the
elderly within the various refugee communities within Vermont (with a
specific focus on refugees who have arrived since 2001, primarily from
Africa and Asia). As well, a key objective of this project is to
examine in greater detail the culture of travel amongst refugee
communities and whether transportation hierarchies are linked to the
expectations and experiences of acculturation and resettlement.

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