“Transportation justice” is the concept that ALL transportation infrastructure should aim to equally and equitably address the needs of all people, regardless of economic class, race, sex, age, ability or any other kind of social distinguisher.”

Platform for Transportation Equity

Economic growth for all through increased access to transportation-related jobs

1. Access to opportunity through increased funding for mass transit

2. Accountability in government through increased community input and engagement into local and state planning and funding processes

3. Sustainable development through smart and equitable growth

Transportation Equity Principles

1. Create affordable transportation options for all people

2. Ensure fair access to quality jobs, workforce development, and contracting opportunities in the transportation industry

3. Promote healthy, safe, and inclusive communities

4. Invest equitably and focus on results

What Do We Mean by Equity

Equity addresses the effects of power imbalances and the social, economic, and political differences that generate disparate outcomes for people in arenas like health, education, employment and transportation.

Equity recognizes that different people have different barriers to living healthy, fulfilled lives. In order to allow people to get to the same outcome, we need to understand the different barriers and opportunities that affect different groups, and craft our approaches, policies, and programs with those various challenges and needs in mind.

Concerning, “policy development” {of any kind — especially in transportation (public sector/public service) should NEVER BE about “politics”, ONLY about “principle” — and the empirical data (quantitative and qualitative)} that substantiates thoughtful decision-making that addresses the “felt needs” of the communities being served.

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