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Diversity and Equity Resources

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC ) recognizes the importance of equitable and accessible transportation services in all communities and is building a collection of resources dedicated to transportation diversity and equity.

 

News Articles:

Transportation is a form of freedom’: How to make it more equitable (Tech Xplore, June 10, 2021)
Tackling Social Inequity, Some Cities May Ditch Bus, Subway Fares (Pew, June 10, 2021)
Report Outlines How Public Transit Agencies Can Advance Equity (UT News, July 15, 2021)
How Can Transit Deliver Urban Equity and Sustainability? (Government Technology, September 2021)
Equitably Connecting Rural and Urban Populations (TRB, October 2021)
Transit Agencies Pivot to Equity and Recoup Ridership (Next City, December 8, 2021)
Why Vision Zero is a Human Rights Issue For the Deaf — and the Rest of the Disability Community (StreetsBlog USA, February 17, 2022)
Don’t be scared to talk about disabilities. Here’s what to know and what to say (NPR, February 22, 2022)
Denver RTD launches new systemwide fare study and equity analysis (Mass Transit, April 5, 2022)
EXCLUSIVE: Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Outlines Where Opportunities Meet For The Black Community And Biden’s $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Law (BET, May 11, 2022)
> For State Transportation Agencies, a Long Road to Increase Diversity (July 18, 2022)
Video: Implementing Equity In The Transportation Industry (August 5, 2022)

Reports:

> Age Friendly Arizona, Blind Spot: Mobility and Aging in Rural America
> America Walks, Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People With Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., New Routes to Equity: Future of Transportation in the Black Community
The Greenlining Institute, Mobility Equity Framework: How to Make Transportation Work for People
> Health AffairsPublic Transportation In The US: A Driver Of Health And Equity
> Link Houston, Equity in Transit   
> Link Houston, Where Affordable Housing and Transportation Meet in Houston
National Academy of Medicine, Transportation Equity, Health, and Aging: A Novel Approach to Healthy Longevity with Benefits Across the Life Span
> National Academies of Sciences, Racial Equity, Black America, and Public Transportation, Volume 1: A Review of Economic, Health, and Social Impacts
> National Center for Sustainable Transportation, We Can Get There From Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity
> National RTAP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Transportation
> Salud America, Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities 
> Elsevier, Equity and exclusion issues in cashless fare payment systems for public transportation
TransitCenter, Inclusive Transit
> TransitCenter, Equity in Practice: A Guidebook for Transit Agencies
> Transportation Research Board, Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry
> Transportation Research Board, Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes, Volume 1: Guide
> Transportation Research Board, Opportunities for Research on Transportation and Equity
 Transportation Research Board, Racial Equity Addendum to Critical Issues In Transportation
> The White HouseExecutive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities
> UC Institute of Transportation Studies, Answers from the Margins: Participatory Planning with Disadvantaged Communities

> University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, Rural-Urban Differences among Older Adults

> Urban Institute, The Unequal Commute: Examining inequities in four metro areas’ transportation systems 

> Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Evaluating Transportation Equity Guidance for Incorporating Distributional Impacts in Transport Planning

Webinars:

> America Walks, Black Voices in Urbanism, Mobility and the Walkable Community Movement
American Walks: Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People With Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems
> American Public Transportation Association, Kaleidoscope: Elevating Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Public Transit
Council of University Transportation Centers – CUTC, Changing the TIDE in Transportation
Eno Center for Transportation: Best Practices for Incorporating Equity into Performance-Based Processes
> Eno Center for Transportation: Toward Universal Access
Florida Public Transportation Association: Transit Tuesday – The Importance of Transit in Communities of Color 
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative Lunch and Learn – April Session
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative Lunch and Learn – June Session
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Lunch & Learn – August Session
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lunch & Learn: Tribal Transit
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn – December Session
> NADTC: Meeting the Transportation Needs of Diverse Older Adults and People with Disabilities
> NADTC: National Convening on Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
> NADTC: A Deeper Dive into Diversity and Transportation
> NADTC: Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn Series – San Antonio
> Transportation Radio: DC DOT Advancing Transportation Equity
> UC Davis: Equity, Community, and the 3 Revolutions in Transportation

Additional Resources:

Center for Urban Transportation: Transportation Equity Toolkit
> Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Equity Through Access Map Toolkit
Government Alliance on Race and Equity: Tools and Resources
Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Equity Platform
moveDC Applying an Equity Framework
National AcademiesBuilding Socioeconomic Equity Through Transportation Research
> San Francisco MTA: Equity Toolkit – Transit Assessment
> TransitCenter: Transit Equity Dashboard

 

 

Last updated January 5, 2020