RobertImig_092707 - Robert Imig Science, Technology, and...

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Robert Imig Science, Technology, and Society Professor Hess Design Failure and the Transportation System Transportation played a key role in the abolition of slavery at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1896 a “Supreme Court decision upheld Louisiana’s segregated ‘white’ and ‘colored’ seating on railroad cars.” (Bullard 1) The public transit system enabled Rosa Parks to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the modern civil rights movement. (Bullard 1) Mass transportation is such a huge role for the inner city system; the problem is that the funds are not large enough to support a quality transit system. Bullard said that states spend “less than 20 percent of federal transportation funding on transit.” (Bullard 1) It is understandable that the roads get a majority of the money but it should not be this skewed. Roads do get a majority of the traffic but if a quality transit system was in place it could be much more useful for citizens. The city of Portland is a great example. They have an amazing public transit system which is
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course STSH 1110 taught by Professor Hess during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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