No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Urban transit systems in most American cities have become a genuine civil rights issue - and a valid one - because the layout of rapid-transit systems determines the accessibility of jobs to the black community. If transportation systems in American cities could be laid out so as to provide an opportunity for poor people to get meaningful employment, then they could begin to move into the mainstream of American life.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968
Group page: RESEARCH TEAM: Inequalities in Transportation Planning (mentor: Connery Cepeda; research team supporter: Carolyn Chase)