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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:30am

Atlanta Mayor: Better Transit Reduces Income Inequality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says creating better transportation options in metro Atlanta would help reduce income inequality.

The Democrat said Friday that building transit and infrastructure projects helps make sure people can have access to high-wage jobs wherever they live.

Reed is the head of the transportation committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Reed made the remarks while on a White House-sponsored conference call about expanding opportunities for the middle class.

The Atlanta mayor cited as examples a MARTA expansion in Clayton County and a planned March referendum that would allow Atlanta to borrow up to $250 million for infrastructure projects.

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