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Chapter 1 VETERANS AND THEIR MOBILITY ISSUES: AN OVERVIEW A ROADMAP FOR THIS REPORT This report is intended to provide information for community transportation providers who wish to offer better transportation services to veterans of U.S. military services who live in communities served by these transportation providers. The stated objective of this research project was to help develop resources for improving mobility for veterans traveling to medical services and quality-of- life activities. This project's instructions included ". . . develop[ing] strategies for improving transportation for veterans to health care and other services that affect quality of life . . . [that] recognize the diverse needs of veterans throughout the country and . . . address the various opportunities and constraints to providing better transportation to veterans and their caregivers, aides, and attendants." 9