Transportation as a Civil and Human Rights Issue

Writing about 'one of the most pressing civil and human rights issues facing our nation,' Lexer Quamie sees the renewal of the nation's federal transportation law as a key tool in addressing issues impacting low-income and minority communities.

Quamie writes about the civil and human rights issues inherent in transportation policy decisions and sees transportation as "a key component in addressing poverty, unemployment, health, and community development needs."

One striking irony addressed by Quamie is that, "while transportation construction can provide good-paying jobs, many job sites in growing metropolitan and suburban areas are inaccessible to urban and rural workers without cars.....Ironic as the statement may seem, more federal funds must be made available to serve the transportation needs of public transit workers."

Full Story: Transportation Equity a Key to Winning Full Civil Rights

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