Because of the slowing economy, many areas have cut their transportation budgets, resulting in smaller routes and less frequent run. This negatively affects those that need it most, specifically, seniors who use the service to travel to regular medical appointments. This leaves the elders with no option but to call taxis, which can be financially draining for individuals who rely on social security or pensions. The resulting problem is not only happening in America, but also around the globe. Read more about this troubling situation in the UK HERE.