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Unformatted text preview: o cater to them. Given the far out distances of
the suburbs, those routes are the hardest to serve.] Poor most affected by transit cuts – National High Speed Rail will reverse that trend
Cholia, Coeditor of Alt transport, October 19, 2010 (Ami, Alt Transport, http://alttransport.com/2010/09/doesour-nations-transportation-policy-violate-the-civil-rights-act/ ; DKE)
[Manhattan (the city’s richest and whitest borough) is abundantly better connected to trains and buses than any of
the other boroughs. In fact, when the Metropolitan Transit Association cut its buses and train lines, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens felt it the hardest. Minorities and other low income groups, who overwhelmingly live in the
outer boroughs, are far more affected by transit cuts and increasing highway spending than their largely white
counterparts who live in wealthier neighborhoods. And that’s a problem. Title III of the Civil Rights Act prohibits state and
municipal governments from denying access to public facilities on grounds of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity...
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