Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis to Advance Transportation Equity

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.