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Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity
     

Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity

by Robert Bullard
 

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ISBN-10: 0896087042

ISBN-13: 9780896087040

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: South End Press

"There" might be work, the supermarket, school, or the doctor's office. The answer often involves a complicated maze of transfers and timetables. Substandard urban bus service, massive highway projects, and exclusive suburban train systems have left many people of color and poor people stranded -- literally cut-off from economic and social opportunities. Highway

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"There" might be work, the supermarket, school, or the doctor's office. The answer often involves a complicated maze of transfers and timetables. Substandard urban bus service, massive highway projects, and exclusive suburban train systems have left many people of color and poor people stranded -- literally cut-off from economic and social opportunities. Highway Robbery illustrates the contributions of transportation policy, and transportation tax dollars, to racial and economic inequality. The authors combine academic research and grassroots perspectives to link national inequalities in transportation to larger economic, health, environmental, and quality of life concerns. Defining transportation equity as a critical civil rights issue, this groundbreaking collection details progressive transit activists' efforts to tip the scales of transportation justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896087040
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction1
1The Anatomy of Transportation Racism15
2Los Angeles Bus Riders Derail the MTA33
3Dismantling Transit Racism in Metro Atlanta49
4Burying Robert Moses's Legacy in New York City75
5Transportation Choices in the San Francisco Bay Area99
6Transit Activism in Steel Town, USA121
7The Baltimore Transit Riders League145
8Just Transportation161
9Building Transportation Equity into Smart Growth179
Appendix of Acronyms199
Glossary of Terms203
Principles of Environmental Justice217
Selected Bibliography221
Resource Organizations225
Video Resources231
About the Editors and Contributors237
Index241

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