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19 May 22

West Virginians are Connecting Downstream Health Problems to Upstream Issues…and Providing Recommendations to Transportation Planners Along the Way

After reading the title of this blog, you might be wondering what ‘downstream’ and ‘upstream’ have to do with transportation.  These are common terms in the public health world to describe two different approaches to community health improvement. When looking at an upstream intervention, we’re talking about measures that can be taken before a health…

03 Feb 22

Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is generally understood to be the recruitment, harboring, transporting, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through force, fraud our coercion, and has become the fastest growing enterprise in the world, creating a multi-billion dollar a year criminal industry. Since its inception in 2010, the President…

27 Dec 21

Transportation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What We Have Learned So Far

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! We hear these words a lot, in the media, in our workplaces, even in everyday conversation…but what do they mean when applied to transportation? These are complex issues without simple answers, deserving of time and attention by all who care about the availability of accessible transportation for all who live in…