Outcome Evaluation Metrics Related to Equity that Include both Quantitative and Qualitative Measures

This research project will synthesize previous research investigating equity assessments by MnDOT, academia, and industry, leveraging these findings in concert with directly-collected community experience and staff expertise, to achieve the following objectives: 1) Establish a detailed understanding of current challenges and needs related to equity assessment in Minnesota; 2) Identification or development of assessment methods and equity-focused strategic actions that will improve the likelihood that transportation equity in Minnesota is assessed in a manner that achieves context-sensitive outcomes representative of the communities served; 3) Facilitate the adoption of identified or developed equity assessment methods and complementary strategic actions through a bespoke training program including information detailing the appropriate use cases, data requirements, and considerations.