Beverly Thomas is 73 years old and has lived in the Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas almost her entire life. She’s never owned a car.
“The thing is, I’ve never learned how to drive,” Thomas says. She’s always used city buses and DART trains to travel to places, but in the last few years, she’s not as comfortable using public transportation. Thomas says she gets anxious about being bothered by “the younger folks” on the buses and at bus stops.
“You get to a certain age, you know, and you’re worried about your safety,” Thomas explains.
Getting to the grocery store is also getting to be difficult, though it’s just a 10–minute bus ride from Thomas’ home.
“I just can’t get too much stuff because it’s hard to carry it
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