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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6, Chapter 39 The Highwayman Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapter 39 The Highwayman Summary

After the war there are complaints that New York has done nothing to plan for relief of traffic congestion. These complaints are in the newspapers and Moses responds by telling them that such allegations are incorrect unfounded, showing plans and blueprints as evidence. Thoroughfares are congested as soon as they are open. A mass transit system is out of question since Moses controls all of the funding and he is opposed to a mass transit system. He has destroyed much of what there was in mass transit building his highways. This means people have to use cars, further increasing traffic congestion. Any plan to alleviate traffic congestion is doomed without provisions for mass transit. Moses will not authorize funds for subway construction. There are no plans to provide transportation for the poor.

Proponents of mass transit try...

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