Transit dependence, in public transit jargon, refers to transit riders who can't afford automobiles. Transit-dependent riders are sometimes contrasted with so-called choice riders.
The term is sometimes criticized for presenting a false binary. All transit riders face multiple tradeoffs in their decision of which vehicle mode to use or whether to take a trip at all.
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