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Our decisions about transportation determine much more than where roads or bridges or tunnels or rail lines will be built. They determine the connections and barriers that people will encounter in their daily lives — and thus how hard or easy it will be for people to get where they need and want to go.

Groundbreaking new research by Stanford University economics professor Raj Chetty and his colleagues seeks to quantify how the neighborhood in which a child grows up — the connections and barriers that a child experiences — frames the chances for success that child will have in life. Among the 100 jurisdictions studied, a childhood spent in Baltimore resulted in...

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