Getting Equal Access to Transportation

by Todd Mundt on February 18, 2011

Many African American communities were weakened or nearly destroyed by highways built in the 1960s. Today, bus service to poor neighborhoods is often cut in favor of more expensive rail.

Tonight at 8pm on WFPL, American RadioWorks presents “Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit and Inequality,” a new documentary about the fight for equal rights on America’s roads and transit lines.

This program visits communities across America to find out why people of color still struggle for equal treatment in public transportation.

We highly recommend this doc – and you can listen to it right now, on-demand.

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