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Croft Institute for International Studies
While the metro public transportation system in Santiago, Chile was intended to serve all citizens equally, this did not become a reality. Instead, the metro has become a symbol of the short comings and failures in the state's city planning and expansions, benefitting the richer areas of the city. With a grand promise that was never fulfilled, frustration grew over time. While smaller protests were targeting public transportation with the increase to the fare of the metro, protests sparked overnight in 2019. However, by looking at the travel patterns, commute times, spatial inequalities, decision-making of metro expansions, and comuna level poverty rates, the story becomes clear. This project mostly focuses on recent years of the metro and Transantiago while providing the needed historical context.
Sanguientti, Melissa, "Who Gets to Ride? A Case Study in Inequality and Public Transportation in Santiago, Chile" (2021). Honors Theses. 1844.
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