Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

October 01, 2018

Rajkumar comments on public transit and minority involvement

Raj Rajkumar spoke with The New York Times about Phoenix’s rail extension project and minority protests. Many low-income Hispanic and black community members living in South Phoenix are protesting the reduction of car traffic from four to two lanes. Rajkumar says that many low-income minority residents cannot afford their own cars and rely on public transit to get to interviews and jobs. He says, “Assuming that local communities will sign on [to projects] can turn out to be dramatically wrong,” and “things [will] go downhill very quickly.” Read the article.