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Unformatted text preview: evelopment.] 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, where as Title VI, prevents discrimination by...
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