Saudi Arabia is building a $22 billion subway line in the capital Riyadh that rulers are hoping will cut traffic and reduce pollution. But the biggest impact will likely be social, and the biggest beneficiaries the poor and women — who are currently forbidden to drive cars and must rely on taxis or male relatives to ferry them around. Learn more via NPR.

Saudi Arabia is building a $22 billion subway line in the capital Riyadh that rulers are hoping will cut traffic and reduce pollution. But the biggest impact will likely be social, and the biggest beneficiaries the poor and women — who are currently forbidden to drive cars and must rely on taxis or male relatives to ferry them around. 

Learn more via NPR.

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