Saturday, April 10, 2010
Environmental Justice and transit revisted
The Twin Cities StarTribune has a story that explains community concerns about a new light rail project that will connect the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The Rondo community fears that history will repeat, as this is the same area that was largely demolished to make room for I-94. Now, as then, the community is largely minority. For good reason they are skeptical of the economic benefits of the new transportation project, and they are rightly concerned that construction will decimate their existing economic activity.