Three-and-a-half hours. That’s how long I sat in my idling car snaking through the parking lot to get my COVID-19 test, with hundreds of fellow Savannahians in their idling cars. Frustrated, grumpy, and thankfully coronavirus-free, I bemoaned the state of health care in Georgia. But at least I could access it.
To get my COVID-19 test, I had the privilege of filling up my reliable car with a full tank of gas, driving 20 minutes across the county, and burning through fuel to get a swab up my nose. Many in our community, however, have no such luxury. As with many things in this pandemic world, disparities in transportation have been magnified in this time of crisis, with a grossly disparate impact on Black and brown people, single mothers and under- or unemployed individuals.
WOMEN UNITED was founded 11 years ago to address specifically the lack of access to transportation