Opportunity Deferred: Race, Transportation, and the Future of Metropolitan Atlanta

The Atlanta metropolitan region today faces a choice between regional prosperity and health shared by all residents or a continued legacy of racial disparities and inequity where prosperity is enjoyed by a select few. Opportunities are abundant. Interest in intown neighborhoods is surging. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently expanded for the first time in four decades. The Atlanta BeltLine is moving forward, promising to make walking and bicycling real options in this sprawling, car-dependent metropolis.


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