Racial Equity, Black America, and Public Transportation

An overall objective of the transit community is to help develop an enhanced and more inclusive approach to public transportation planning and decision-making that takes into account and acknowledges that public transportation systems of the 21st century have a critical role in addressing and correcting many of the problems caused by a 20th and 21st century transportation sector that severely impacted and in some cases destroyed Black communities in the building of today’s transportation systems and network. The public transportation community recognizes the need to address leadership and implement policies and practices to redress the harm from the past through policies, funding, and systems of accountability. The objective of this research project is to understand and document the extent of the damage that has been done to Black communities as a result of transportation decisions and actions, demonstrate a methodology to estimate how much it would cost to redress those damages, and provide tools for elected officials and other stakeholder groups to engage effectively in the arena of transportation policy, planning, and funding at all levels of government.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $249883
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project H-59

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Thrivance Group LLC

    City,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Thomas, Destiny

  • Start Date: 20211115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230216
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758958
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project H-59
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2020 5:31PM