Last year, Americans took about 10 billion trips on public transportation. According to the American Public Transportation Association, public transportation has increased across the country since the mid-90s.
Despite these increases, minorities and low-income communities still face hardships to accessing reliable and robust public transportation, which perpetuate economic hardships.
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Matt Martin, writer and producer of "Free To Ride"
Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, CNT
Kafui Attoh, professor of urban studies at City University of New York
Patrick Harris, COTA spokesperson