Will state group studying poverty recognize rural issues?

Around three years ago, Tommy Downs and his fiancé faced a problem. He was becoming a full-time student. She had a full-time job. Both opportunities were in Frederick. They lived in Thurmont and did not own a car. The 16 miles between the two towns — a route traveled without thought by hundreds of commuters each day — can become a barrier for those struggling to make ends meet. Living in rural areas is an opportunity cost, the 29-year-old said. (News-Post)

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