This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis.
Regional/Metropolitan Planning Organization, State Department of Transportation, and transit agency staff.
Understand the historical background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the environmental justice movement; understand the Federal Laws, and regulations and guidance of Title VI, environmental justice, NEPA and LEP; and receive resources to address these requirements.
- Use this course, subsequent case studies, and exercises as planning tools to identify potential impacts of proposed actions on low-income and minority populations, as well as other disadvantaged groups (e.g., elderly, disabled, youth).
- Understand how equity issues in transportation planning and operations will lead to better service, planning, and delivery.
- Apply course content to help ensure equitable distribution of public transportation resources; thus, public transportation providers and users will benefit.