Access to Opportunity through Equitable Transportation
Transportation is key to accessing opportunities including employment, education, and health care. But in many places, a history of racist planning and policy have created a transportation system rife with inequities, which disproportionately harms people of color, low-income people, elderly people, and people with disabilities.
Researchers from the Urban Institute have partnered with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to examine transportation equity in different types of metropolitan regions across the country and to explore how these regions could improve over time. Researchers also designed new ways to measure and track transportation equity so city and community leaders can center equity in all transportation decisionmaking. The research team documented its findings in a report, a fact sheet, a technical appendix, and an interactive data feature that allows city and community leaders to drill down to the neighborhood level to help target policies, programs, and investments.
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