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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner 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

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 ( Route Fifty, July 18, 2022)
Video: Implementing Equity In The Transportation Industry (AASHTO Journal, August 5, 2022)
Reaching Out to the Hispanic Community
Making Strides Toward Transportation Equity: Highlights from an NADTC Panel Discussion (NADTC, October 2022)
Infrastructure Law Short on Tribal Transportation Spending (NRDC, November 2, 2022)
Addressing Transportation Insecurity Through Equity (AASHTO Journal, December 2, 2022)

Metro’s Equity Platform spurs new equity information data hub, encouraging more Angelenos to participate in Metro’s decision-making process (The Source, May 9, 2023)

Mainstreaming gender in urban mobility: Towards inclusive and accessible city transit systems ( Observer Research Foundation, June 12, 2023)


> Age Friendly Arizona, Blind Spot: Mobility and Aging in Rural America
> America WalksInclusive 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 InstituteMobility 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 MedicineTransportation 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 TransportationWe Can Get There From Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity
> National RTAPDiversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Transportation
> Rand Corporation, Transportation Equity for Older Adults
> Salud America, Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities 
> Elsevier, Equity and exclusion issues in cashless fare payment systems for public transportation
TransitCenterInclusive 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 BoardOpportunities for Research on Transportation and Equity
 Transportation Research BoardRacial 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 CenterRural-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


> America WalksBlack Voices in Urbanism, Mobility and the Walkable Community Movement
American WalksInclusive 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 
> Transportation Radio, DC DOT Advancing Transportation Equity
> UC Davis, Equity, Community, and the 3 Revolutions in Transportation

Additional Resources

Center for Urban TransportationTransportation Equity Toolkit
> Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Equity Through Access Map Toolkit
> U.S. Department of Transportation, Fact Sheet on Equity in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
> U.S. Department of Transportation, Justice40 Initiative
> Federal Highway Administration, Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP)
Government Alliance on Race and Equity, Tools and Resources
Metropolitan Transportation CommissionEquity Platform
moveDC Applying an Equity Framework
National Academies, Building Socioeconomic Equity Through Transportation Research
> San Francisco MTA: Equity Toolkit – Transit Assessment
> TransitCenter, Transit Equity Dashboard



Last updated January 5, 2020