Transportation agencies that manage federally funded programs and projects are responsible for ensuring that their plans, programs, policies, services, and investments benefit everyone in their jurisdictions equitably.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 214: Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes, Volume 1: Guide is designed to help Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) analyze and address equity effectively in long-range, regional, multimodal transportation planning and programming processes.
The guide walks through public engagement, identifying populations for analysis, identifying needs and concerns, measuring impacts, further understanding those impacts, and developing strategies to avoid or mitigate inequities. As the guide states, minority, low-income, and limited English proficiency populations have not benefited equitably from transportation investments and programs historically.
This report is followed by TCRP Research Report 214: Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes, Volume 2: Research Overview, which describes the results of the research effort and identifies ways in which equity in public transportation can be analyzed and adapted by MPOs in partnership with transit agencies.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes, Volume 1: Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25860.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||1-11|
|Chapter 2 - Lay the Foundation with Public Engagement||12-17|
|Chapter 3 - Step 1: Identify Populations for Analysis||18-28|
|Chapter 4 - Step 2: Identify Needs and Concerns||29-40|
|Chapter 5 - Step 3: Measure Impacts of Proposed Agency Activity||41-51|
|Chapter 6 - Step 4: Determine Whether Impacts Are Disparate or Have DHAE||52-62|
|Chapter 7 - Step 5: Develop Strategies to Avoid or Mitigate Inequities||63-69|
|Appendix - Pilot Case Studies||73-118|
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