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Evan Stock

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Restricted CORE Hall of Fame Paper

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[Excerpt] Few people actively think about transportation regularly, and when they do, they are usually either worried about traffic or road construction. Yet, across the country, millions of people can only wish for these seemingly superfluous fears. Unrealized by most, many Americans are victims of its biased transportation system focused on carrying the financially comfortable around, leaving the rest behind. From coast to coast, there are countless examples of overlooked communities wrecked by new infrastructure, inadequate public transportation leaving dependents unfulfilled, and even modern-day segregation, established by today’s system. Despite the damage, there is little awareness and support for these victims. Both the media and academic community rarely cover the subject, and, in the more concrete world, transportation engineers and transit planners are generally more focused on statistics or logistics than the people they represent. While there are exceptions to the general silence, like the few mentioned later, their voices are dwarfed by a sea of acceptance.