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“The lack of public-transit connections to areas north of the city makes it difficult for those who rely on transit—primarily the poor and people of color—to access job opportunities located in those suburbs”
Atlanta is largely interconnected through public transportation (MARTA), which expands through it’s major neighborhoods with train routes, and utilizing bus routes for everything in between. North metro-Atlanta, being a predominantly higher income, white suburban area, has been controversially opposed to the expansion of MARTA in these areas surrounding the city due to the possible influx of poor and people of color. Areas north of Sandy Springs have established a soft, architectural racism to exclude those of lesser wealth from accessing their neighborhoods as it is extremely difficult to travel North through public transportation alone.