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"During the 1970’s, regular taxi cabs would not drive to the Hill District in Pittsburgh, so
residents turned to unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs called jitneys. Buses and public
transportation underserved, or sometimes simply refused to service, Pittsburgh’s Black
neighborhoods and communities. Even today Pittsburgh continues to lead the nation
among cities of size having the largest percentage of people residing in food deserts.
Jitneys provided more than simply a service; they were essential. Jitney drivers took Black
people to grocery stores, to airports, home, wherever, at a time when race, race relations,
and discrimination were in a complicated period in America."

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