Equity 360 Continuous Improvement Framework for Transportation Research

The purpose of this project is to develop an Equity Continuous Improvement Framework (E-CIF) for Transportation research activities. The investigators will use a five-step continuous improvement model to ensure that equity is infused at each stage of the research process. This project has been structured as a Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III endeavor. Phase I will focus on exploring what is meant by equity and how it can be implemented in transportation studies. Next, the study will identify the key parts of the research process at different institutions to understand how equity can be considered from the beginning to the completion of the research study. A major component to this study will be meeting with stakeholders (researchers, funding agencies, etc.) to gain their perspective on existing equity inclusion possibilities, and they will also assist in establishing the boundaries of this work. Equity measures will be identified for each of the different research activities followed by sample equity expectations and an implementation plan.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities

    North Carolina A&T State University
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
  • Project Managers:

    Leaven Johnson, Laquanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina A&T State University

    1601 E. Market Street
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Leaven Johnson, Laquanda

    Everett, Jerry

  • Start Date: 20240115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250114
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920222
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348304
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 30 2024 4:38PM