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Unformatted text preview: e suburbs than in the cities —a 37.4 percent
increase versus 16.7 percent. Though the poverty rate remains higher in central cities, the number of poor suburbanites is growing quickly.”
According to The Brookings Institution we don’t have enough infrastructure in place to deal with this new movement. And our transportation resources, which are already strained, can’t seem to cater to them. Given the far out distances of
the suburbs, those routes are the hardest to serve.] Internal: Affordability/Jobs Key to Accessibility
Transit facilitates interconnectivity and discourages suburban sprawl
Goozner, chief financial, and chief economics correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, June 25, 2012
(Merrill, Gooznews, http://gooznews.com/?p=4018; DKE)
[“Smart-growth” environmentalists and new urbanists that push for walkable neighborhoods also advocate for more
transit projects. They see them as a way to discourage suburban sprawl while building the infrastructure needed for
higher-density, “in fill” d...
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