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The city, which has been slow to implement complete streets initiatives during the pandemic, promises closer collaboration with community groups to advance equity in transportation.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute
January 3, 2021, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation nominee acknowledged the impact the interstate highway system has had on communities of color and vowed to mitigate the damage.
Streetsblog USA
December 17, 2020, 7am PST
Project Connect promises to prioritize equity and inclusion with $300 million dedicated to anti-displacement efforts.
City Monitor
August 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Former Houston METRO Board Member Christof Spieler highlights the racism embedded even in the way transit agencies were created.
Urban Edge
May 25, 2020, 9am PDT
The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.
Eno Center for Transportation
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 10am PDT
Electric vehicle sales continue to rise, but the need for more charging infrastructure is increasing as well.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Called a 'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt.
Smart Cities Dive
June 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Next City
February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
CityLab
February 4, 2019, 8am PST
Road pricing has its faults as a revenue measure, but it needs to be compared to ten elements of the current system of paying for transportation, including hidden subsidies, says Joe Cortright, an urban economist with Portland-based City Observatory.
City Observatory
February 1, 2019, 8am PST
A new report and toolkit helps policymakers and equity advocates apply comprehensive analysis to road pricing, considering affordability, accessibility and community health, and identifies way to achieve equity goals through pricing reforms.
Pricing Roads Advancing Equity
January 17, 2019, 10am PST
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2018, 10am PST
A new study finds that Wisconsin spends big on highways and urban transportation while rural areas face gaps in service.
Urban Milwaukee
July 20, 2018, 6am PDT
What does "equity" mean for transportation professionals? This is discussed in a 12-page comic published in the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers newsletter.
Transportation Talk
August 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent op-ed posted here warned against new transportation technologies and instead encouraged cities to invest in public transit and walkable communities. However, transportation network companies claim to have increased transportation equity.
The American Prospect
July 22, 2016, 8am PDT
Parts of California’s rural, working-class Central Valley see virtually no transportation investment, leaving many residents stranded in the heat.
KCET Departures
February 18, 2016, 8am PST
"Next Stop Equity" evaluates the fairness of public transit service allocation and pricing in the Toronto, Canada region, and recommends policy reforms to better achieve social equity objectives.
York University
December 2, 2015, 5am PST
Remember the term "transportation alternatives," as in alternatives to motor vehicle transportation? It's not used much anymore, and for good reason. But more modern terms, e.g. road diet, need to be rethought as well, posits Nate Holmes for Medium.
Medium